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Commentary: Sir Paul vs. the panda

What comes to mind as a potential rebuttal to the background noise generated by the Meatless Mondays campaign? Probably not Ling-Ling, the famous Giant panda — but maybe it should. FULL STORY »

What’s the value of your network?

As an introvert, there’s nothing that makes me more uncomfortable than walking into a room full of people I don’t know. It doesn’t matter if I’m on a business or social outing – networking makes me nervous. FULL STORY »

Genetic selection for healthier cattle

The adoption of advanced genetic selection tools such as Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) has been one of the greatest success stories in improving productivity in the beef industry. The ability to select and find cattle that excel in growth while still delivering acceptable calving ease FULL STORY »

Record cattle prices create opportunities to increase profit marg

Record cattle prices are creating opportunities for producers to increase revenue and several of these strategies will be discussed at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 4-6 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. FULL STORY »

Livestock futures tumble Wednesday morning

Corn futures remained under pressure Wednesday morning. FULL STORY »

Farm Safety Day - Promoting Agricultural Safety

A Farm Safety Day on July 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Barlow Fairgrounds, in Barlow, Ohio will be hosted by the Washington Soil and Water Conservation District. FULL STORY »

Hedging considerations with high steer calf basis

Demand for lightweight feeder calves has been especially strong this year. Not only has that driven price levels to record highs in recent months, but it has also resulted in record strong basis levels as well. FULL STORY »

Bermudagrass stem maggot invades Southern states

Since first being identified in Georgia, the bermudagrass stem maggot has been busy expanding its territory west. It has been confirmed in Mississippi, Arkansas and east Texas, and has reportedly been found in Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

To price or protect

Mid-summer just passed by. This time of year is a good time to take stock of what the forward market is shaping up for cattle. It is also a good time to assess whether pricing or protecting cattle is warranted. FULL STORY »

Footrot can be more problematic in wet years

Footrot is generally caused by common bacteria found in the soil. The resulting lameness will reduce mobility, weight gain and reproductive reproductive performance. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Tues.

Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with the lead August contract settling limit up for the session. FULL STORY »

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