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.
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We know the majority of ranchers and land managers see open land as the foundation for food production.
“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.
Things are changing in packing plants as fewer cattle are processed in less plants.
The market has questions as it awaits the data from the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report later this afternoon.
It might be a good year to consider retained ownership of calves.
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
Low-stress livestock handling suffers from many common misconceptions, mostly as a consequence of its name.