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From our April 2014 issue: Watch for invasive weeds after drought

Every pound of gain you put on a calf before weaning is currently worth well over $2.00. And of course the less you spend on feed to produce that pound, the more of that cash goes to your bottom line. FULL STORY »

Our Responsible Beef: Cattle Empire's focus on health

The term Holstein is not often associated with the entire birth to harvest process. Roy Brown, CEO of Cattle Empire LLC. is making the connection between the term and the process something people are trying to replicate. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Check those bulls now

Our thinking needs to move to the bulls in the herd because it is the time to start worrying. A bull that is not reproductively sound today more than likely will not be settling cows in June. FULL STORY »

Idaho asks court to toss ‘ag gag’ lawsuit

Idaho isn’t backing down from its so-called “ag gag” law and has asked a federal court to toss a lawsuit brought against the state by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and others in a coalition of animal activists, civil rights groups and media organizations. FULL STORY »

Thursday's Export Sales report was generally disappointing

Thursday’s USDA Export Sales data disappointed crop traders. Today’s weekly report stated old-crop corn sales below the forecast range, while the new crop figure came in on the low side. FULL STORY »

Our Responsible Beef: Pratt Feeders caring for cattle

Jerry Bohn is focused on caring for his cattle. With increasing numbers of Angus cattle, his focus as of late has been providing shade for the black-hided breed. FULL STORY »

Northeast started 2014 by “Livin’ Lean. Lovin’ Beef”

The beef checkoff, through the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative, is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the regions 6th annual New Year’s themed seasonal beef promotion. This campaign launched in-stores on Jan. 9 and concluded March 29. FULL STORY »

Drought deepens in the Corn Belt, but...

…drought levels are still well below those reported this time last year. The worst of the drought has shifted from the Plains to the West Coast. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed sharply higher on Wed

Live cattle futures were mostly moderately higher on Wednesday, with the cash trade yet to surface and asking prices and bids well separated. FULL STORY »

Natural gas has largest storage withdrawal on record

This winter's natural gas withdrawal season (generally considered to be from the beginning of November to the end of March) saw the largest storage withdrawal on record (since 1994-95). Historically, winter stock withdrawals average around 2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). FULL STORY »

U.S. beef export shipments and sales increase

U.S. beef export shipments slightly increased by one percent from the previous week to 12,400 metric tons. FULL STORY »

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