Coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage


Taking a proactive approach to combating the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, has meant many organizational leaders at local, state and federal levels  are canceling or postponing events and meetings at a minimum until the end of March and is likely to carry into mid-spring.


Disruptions caused by COVID-19 grow each day. Volatility in the cattle market was one of the first disruptions, and now with ethanol plants slowing production or shutting down, local availability of corn co-products may be limited.


The Paycheck Protection Program as part of the recent approved $2 trillion stimulus plan has authorized $349 billion in forgivable loans for small business to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis, according to information from the U.S. Treasury.

Nate Kauffman, vice president and Omaha Branch executive of the Kansas City Reserve Bank, told listeners on a webinar hosted by the University of Illinois, March 27, things have been changing extremely rapidly over the past two weeks.

A global pandemic is not the optimal time to start raising chickens, Marisa Erasmus, an assistant professor of animal sciences at Purdue University, cautions.

There is a difference between purchasing in preparation for a home stay and the excessive stockpiling being seen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

For years, the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo has utilized the tag line, “Where Champions Come to Play the First Weekend in May.” With the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shaking its nasty head around the region, the country and the world, the volunteer committee has opted to move this year’s festi…

While federal, state, and local public health officials continue to take action during this COVID-19 National Emergency and enact measures to ensure Americans are safe, secure, and healthy, the Texas Animal Health Commission continues to be open for business to provide services to all livest…

Sheep and goat producers wanting to sell their animals should check with the establishment conducting the sale to make sure coronavirus precautions have not caused disruptions in operational hours or services.

COVID-19  is a serious and rapidly changing situation throughout Colorado and the entire United States. The novel coronavirus and its impacts are being taken very seriously throughout the beef industry. The health of the public and our employees is of the highest priority, as well as our res…

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McAlester Union Livestock Auction, McAlester, Oklahoma, reported receipts of 1,400 head of catle selling on March 31, comapred to 590 head on March 24 and 1,550 head a year ago, according to the USDA-Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Market News, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.