The September record for cattle on feed was set after increasing 5.6% year-over-year and reaching more than 11.1 million head. This is the fourth month straight a monthly record has been set.
Looking at hog sales in March 2019 using April 2019 futures the weaner breakeven was $42.32, down $3.96 for the week.
Windrow grazing is a management practice that can significantly reduce harvesting and feeding costs.
Nearly $4.8 million was trimmed by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board from proposals by seven beef checkoff contractors to meet the approximately $40.5 million budget for activities like beef promotion.
A new high-protein type of distillers dried grains with solubles, produced through front-end-back-end fractionation, produces feed with higher crude protein.
A multifaceted approach is key to PRRS prevention, says Dr. Brent Sexton, Pipestone Veterinary Sytems. Strict biosecurity should be enforced to ensure people and equipment aren’t bringing PRRS onto your farm.
One death and 17 illnesses have resulted from an E. coli contamination that has forced Cargill to recall more than 130,000 lb. of ground beef.