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Price risk protection tools for this uncertain market

Managing risks does not mean eliminating all risks. The most common methods of managing price risks are: (1) futures market hedge, (2) option on futures, (3) forward contract, and (4) livestock risk protection insurance. FULL STORY »

Cattlemen sue Hawaii County over GMO ban Play video

Hawaiian papaya and banana growers have joined cattlemen and floral producers to fight a ban on open-air growing and testing of genetically modified crops imposed by the Hawaii County Council. FULL STORY »

Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Pinkeye

Pinkeye in cattle is most commonly caused by the Moraxella bovis (M. bovis) bacteria, but there are other species like M. bovis’ younger sister, Moraxella bovoculi, that can come into play – and they’re not all covered by the same treatments. FULL STORY »

Wet hay may cause barn fire

Hay that is baled and stored at a moisture level higher than recommended could heat up enough to start a barn fire, a Purdue Extension forage specialist warns. FULL STORY »

Upping the food safety game with meat grinding logs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing a requirement for official establishments and retail stores that grind raw beef products to keep detailed and in-depth log record systems. FULL STORY »

Economic benefits of the livestock industry

A recent report commissioned by the United Soybean Board highlights the economic importance of domestic animal agriculture to the nation as a whole and to the state of South Dakota. FULL STORY »

Making quality hay when the sun don't shine

This season's moderate to heavy rainfall from the Midwest and Ohio Valley to the central Appalachians and Carolinas has presented numerous challenges for farmers putting up hay. The added moisture has prevented plant maturity and cutting at proper time. FULL STORY »

Study shows Brahman, crossbred influence receive higher premium

Data from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service South Texas study shows Brahman and British crossbred cattle add significant value to breeding stock in South Texas and performed best in terms of sale price. FULL STORY »

DFM for rumen health Play video

Megasphaera elsdenii is an anaerobic bacteria that metabolizes lactic acid in the rumen of beef and dairy cattle reducing the risk of acidosis and other digestive problems. FULL STORY »

Cooking with beef: Texas beef brisket

Want to please a crowd without breaking the bank? Try this easy beef brisket recipe and keep em' coming back for more. FULL STORY »

Beef Briefs July 2014

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, funded in part by your beef checkoff, recently announced that they will begin looking for the new “Faces of Farming & Ranching.” To help put a real face on agriculture, in early September, USFRA will select standout farmers and ranchers who are proud of what they do, FULL STORY »

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