Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle and hog futures fell on Tuesday.
Cattle feeding margins slipped as the cost of feeder cattle increased in last week's closeouts.
Last year was an interesting crossroads for the livestock industry. Supply, demand and prices were all up in 2017.
As trampled and pocked up winter feeding areas begin to dry out, consider all the alternatives that will allow these beat up paddocks to recover and become productive again.
Feeding cows later in the day and evening will increase the number of calves born during daylight hours, when it is easier to watch them more closely.
Monitoring cow body condition is critical for staying on top of herd management.
In his cow herd, Missouri rancher Mike John uses a long-acting injectable and pasture rotation to keep parasites under control.