On Monday, Darden Restaurants Inc. said it finalized its sale of the chain to investment firm Golden Gate Capital, despite contentious protests from activist investors.
The company has been sending its seeds to the Rangers for a couple of years, and now is the official supplier for the franchise.
At the Toppenish, Wash., Livestock Auction, stocker and feeder cattle $10-15 higher, due in part to a higher futures market and a higher slaughter cattle market.
Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through July 25 totaled about 42,000 head.
Feeder lambs were steady to $10 higher.
Offerings and supplies are light to moderate.
Bids as of 9:30 a.m. Pacific time; subject to change.
Rail cars are in short supply in the northern Plains, and many officials and farmers blame that on increased crude oil and freight shipments from North Dakota’s booming oil patch.
Demand is moderate to fairly good on light to moderate offerings.
National production increased 15 percent last year compared to 2011, to 3.5 million pelts. The pelts were worth $200 million, or an average of $56.30 per pelt.
They are riding a rising crest of interest in Southern Illinois as more and more people here are becoming beekeepers to satisfy various interests.
Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report for Friday, July 25.
Bids as of noon Pacific time, subject to change.
The scandal is a blemish for OSI, which began as a family-run meat market in 1909 and prides itself on its high standards. The company notes on its website that it has a “strong heritage of quality and service” and that food safety and...