Cattle nutrition rules of thumb allow quick estimation

Rules of thumb can be dangerous because they are simplified, generalized algorithms that we use instead of a more detailed, accurate calculation. Many times, however, rules of thumb are very useful when you need a quick estimate of a quantity or relationship. FULL STORY »

Prussic acid testing in forages

Forage suspected of containing prussic acid needs to be properly tested before consumed by animals. FULL STORY »

Forage Focus: Frosted forage precautions

Several forage species can be extremely toxic soon after a frost and deadly to livestock if consumed. FULL STORY »

Open or problem cows and annual costs don't add up

Markets around the state are busy receiving calves from this past spring's calf crop and producers are reaping the benefits of a very strong market. The fall is an excellent time to evaluate your cow herd and decide which cows get to remain your "employees" and which ones need to find a new career. Notice that I referred to the cow as an employee. After all, they work for you. Yes, you have to provide them with the infrastructure to do their job including proper nutrition, health care, facilities, etc. However, if they are not being productive for you, they need to be replaced. FULL STORY »

NE Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle - Negotiated Purchases - Afternoon

LM_CT123 St Joseph, MO Wed Oct 15, 2014 USDA Market News Service NEBRASKA DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Afternoon Trade so far today Domestic source only. Live sales based on net weights FOB the feedlot after a 3-4% shrink. Dressed sales based on hot carcass FULL STORY »

Direct Slaughter Cattle - Negotiated Purchases - Afternoon

LM_CT114 St Joseph, MO Wed Oct 15, 2014 USDA Market News Service NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Afternoon Trade so far today Domestic source only. Live sales based on net weights FOB the feedlot after a 3-4% shrink. Dressed sales based on hot carcass FULL STORY »

Direct Slaughter Cattle - Formulated Purchases - Afternoon

LM_CT108 St. Joseph, MO Wed, Oct 15, 2014 USDA Market News NATIONAL DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE REPORT - FORMULATED AND GRID PURCHASES - Cattle Priced So Far Today Head Week to Same Day Same Period Same Day Same Period Count Date Week Ago FULL STORY »

Direct Slaughter Cattle - Committed and Delivered Cattle - Afternoon

LM_CT105 St. Joseph, MO Wed, Oct 15, 2014 USDA Market News Service NATIONAL DAILY SLAUGHTER CATTLE - COMMITTED AND DELIVERED CATTLE - Afternoon Reflecting Numbers So Far Today Confirmed Week Ago Year Ago Week to Date Week Ago Year Ago Total Delivered 23,579 FULL STORY »

KS Daily Direct Slaughter Cattle - Negotiated Purchases - Afternoon

LM_CT120 St Joseph, MO Wed Oct 15, 2014 USDA Market News Service KANSAS DAILY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED PURCHASES - Afternoon Trade so far today Domestic source only. Live sales based on net weights FOB the feedlot after a 3-4% shrink. Dressed sales based on hot carcass FULL STORY »

Beef and Pork Variety Meats Report

NW_LS440 Des Moines, IA Wed, Oct 15, 2014 USDA Market News USDA BY-PRODUCT PRICE REPORT - FOB CENTRAL U.S. BASIS Carlot Basis - Dollars/hundredweight - as of 3:00 PM. BEEF VARIETY MEATS - FROZEN --------------------------------------- Items Lds Price FULL STORY »

Cutter Cow Cutout & Boxed Cow Beef Cuts - Afternoon

LM_XB405 Des Moines, IA Wed, Oct 15, 2014 USDA Market News NATIONAL 5-DAY ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT AND BOXED COW BEEF CUTS USDA ESTIMATE CUTTER COW CARCASS CUT-OUT VALUE - Negotiated Sales - Afternoon Based on negotiated prices and volume of cow cuts delivered FULL STORY »

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