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Aug 15, 2017

Hay Production Down Slightly from Last Year

The estimate of area harvested was unchanged from the figure shown in their June acreage report and only up a fraction of a percent from last year.
Nov 04, 2016

Fighting Someone Else's 'Good Idea' for Our Land

We know the majority of ranchers and land managers see open land as the foundation for food production.
Oct 07, 2016

Solving Cattle's High Supply a 'Tough Task'

“The market absorbing all of this other meat in the pipeline is going to be a tough task. Given that there is so much cheap pork and chicken out there, there remains some sticker shock at the retail level versus beef," according to Tim Hackbarth of Zaner Ag Hedge.
Sep 28, 2016

Beef Packing: The Math of Why It's Different Now

Things are changing in packing plants as fewer cattle are processed in less plants.
Sep 23, 2016

When Will Cattle Markets See a Sustained Bounce?

The market has questions as it awaits the data from the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report later this afternoon.
Jul 20, 2016

Is It Time to Consider Retained Ownership?

It might be a good year to consider retained ownership of calves.
Jun 21, 2016

Calf Crop Depends on Bull Management in Breeding Season

Your bulls may already be out earning their keep in your spring-calving herd. However, since so many things can go wrong during a 60 to 90 day breeding season, it is good management to observe them regularly after turn-out to make sure they are still willing and able to do
Jun 03, 2016

Misconceptions of Low-stress Handling

Low-stress livestock handling suffers from many common misconceptions, mostly as a consequence of its name.
Jun 03, 2016

Why We Must Think Globally in the Beef Industry

Most folks in agriculture prefer American-made products, though most of us wear, own or perhaps drive some imports.