Are the bulls ready for the spring breeding season?
The spring breeding season is less than two months away. If you have not assessed your bull battery recently, time is running out. Contact your local veterinarian and make arrangements to see that your bulls of all ages pass a breeding soundness exam. Ask your veterinarian about the need for a trichomoniasis test. If the bulls’ feet need to be trimmed, this would be an excellent opportunity to get that done as well. FULL STORY »
Commentary: I'll have the burger
A recent report by Rabobank has caught the attention of the beef industry. The report “Ground Beef Nation: The Effect of Changing Consumer Tastes and Preferences on the U.S. Beef Industry,” documents the growing demand of hamburgers in the American diet. FULL STORY »
New decision tool now available on ag decision maker
Before decisions regarding purchasing or retaining replacement females are made, producers may want to consider the economic value of a replacement entering the herd. FULL STORY »
What is a bull worth?
While spending less does not insinuate you have purchased an inferior bull, it should be expected that an above average bull for traits such as calving ease, weaning weight, docility, staybility, marbling, etc., will likely garner a premium. FULL STORY »
Slaughter cow market following seasonal pattern…only more so
Boning cow prices in Oklahoma City were reported at just over $102/cwt. in the first week of March. This level suggests that March slaughter cow prices will exhibit a more than seasonal price increase. FULL STORY »