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Know when to hold ‘em

From the June-July issue: This year’s hot calf and feeder market offers ranchers multiple marketing opportunities. FULL STORY »

Our Responsible Beef: Good grain in; good distillers out

Kansas Ethanol, LLC, is an ethanol plant in Lyons, Kansas, that focuses not only on producing ethanol, but producing high-quality distillers grains, thanks to their relationship with Beef Marketing Group (BMG), a vertically aligned marketing arrangement with 19 member feed yards in Kansas and Nebraska. FULL STORY »

Our Responsible Beef: John Butler, Focus on resources

When the Beef Marketing Group (BMG), a vertically aligned marketing arrangement between 19 feed yards in Kansas and Nebraska, entered into a contractual relationship with Kansas Ethanol, LLC, both sides knew they shared a concern for environmental stewardship. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle review: Cooler weather and cooler heads prevail Play video

Compared to last week, yearling feeder cattle sold weak to 5.00 lower while calves traded 5.00-10.00 lower after moving briskly higher every week for three straight months. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Cattle and beef prices hit record high

Strong meat demand is a big factor in this year's record cattle and beef prices. Domestic meat demand was up 4.6% in May compared to a year earlier. On average, domestic demand for red meat and poultry has been up 3.0% over the last 12 months. FULL STORY »

Beef exports strengthen to Mexico, weaken to Japan

U.S. beef exports through May 2014 are up 6 percent from a year earlier. Exports have strengthened to Hong Kong and Mexico, offsetting weaker shipments to Canada, Japan, and Taiwan. FULL STORY »

Beef imports continue strong pace

U.S. beef imports continued to strengthen during May and were 20 percent higher for the month than a year earlier (see chart). Beef production is expected to decline 5 percent in 2014 due to lower cattle supplies, and lower cow slaughter. FULL STORY »

Cattle imports higher in 2014 and 2015

U.S. cattle imports through May 2014 were nearly 7 percent higher than a year earlier. Imports have accelerated from Canada as higher U.S. feeder cattle prices draw cattle across the border. FULL STORY »

Recent rains boost cattle prices

Production forecasts for the corn and soybean crops to be harvested this fall indicate the potential for ample feed supplies. As a result, corn prices are declining. FULL STORY »

Alternative culling method increases profits

By summer, cow-calf producers start thinking about weaning their spring calf crop and how best to manage and market older, unproductive and open cull cows. FULL STORY »

Are your brood cows getting pregnant?

It’s cattle breeding season for many beef cow-calf producers. Do you know if your bulls are settling cows? FULL STORY »

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