Greg HendersonEditorial Director

Greg Henderson assumed the leadership of Beef Today in August 2013. Previously, he was the long-time Drovers/CattleNetwork editor. He writes from Mission, Kan.

Greg Henderson assumed the leadership of Beef Today in August 2013. Previously, he was the long-time Drovers/CattleNetwork editor. He writes from Mission, Kan.

Articles By Greg Henderson

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Apr 03, 2020

Negotiated Cash Trades Increase, LMIC Says

Unprecedented volatility in fed cattle markets during March produced a strong increase in negotiated cash sales from feedlots to packers the final two weeks of the month.

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Apr 01, 2020

COVID-19: Kansas Ranchers Urged To Reduce Burning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment asks ranchers to voluntarily reduce the number of acres they intend to burn in the Flint Hills this spring.

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Apr 01, 2020

Tyson Will Pay Frontline Workers $60 Million In Bonuses

Tyson Foods, Inc, announced on Tuesday it will pay approximately $60 million in “thank you” bonuses to its 116,000 frontline employees and Tyson truckers in the U.S.

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Mar 31, 2020

Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Higher

Beef packer margins increased another $45 per head for the week ending March 27 while a rally in cash prices pulled feedyard closeouts into the black.

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Mar 31, 2020

Conaway Tells AgriTalk Packer Probe Likely

Texas congressman Mike Conaway told AgriTalk radio he believes an investigation into packer profits is likely, but encourages cattlemen and processors to continue working to feed Americans during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Spurs Spike In Meat & Poultry Production

LMIC says that strong retail demand, and the resulting spike in processing margins, has incentivized processors and packers to ramp up production the last two weeks.

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Mar 27, 2020

Cattle Rally Runaway, Auction Receipts Soft

Cash prices charged higher in feedyard country this week, leaving CME futures in the dust. Feeder cattle recovered most of the previous week's losses.

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Mar 26, 2020

U.S. Beef Packers Ante Up Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Some American beef packing companies are adding to worker's hourly pay and sick leave in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Some will earn an additional bonus for working all their shifts through May 3.

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Mar 24, 2020

Profit Tracker: Packer Profits Surge Higher

Sharply higher beef cutout values produced windfall profits for beef packers last week while cattle feeders saw closeouts with average losses about steady, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.