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Innovating to cut feed costs

It is said necessity is the mother of all invention. For many cattle producers, drought and high feed prices are driving new feeding strategies, causing cow owners to look at different methods and, in some cases, revisit old ways of providing sustaining nutrients in a less expensive package. Full story.

You're never too young for beef

Marketing campaigns target young consumers, growing families. Full story.

Can the cattle cycle return?

Market signals suggest expansion, but challenges remain. Full story.

The long-term impacts of nutrition

Meeting nutritional needs of cows and heifers — or failing to — may affect herd performance far into the future. Full story.

Consumer Trends: Taking it to the Internet

Just 10 large commercial ag companies control the majority of what Americans eat, according to the website of a company called AgLocal. Full story.

Times of change, here and in Cattle Country

Is it time for the U.S. beef herd to shift into expansion mode? Market forces and Mother Nature have driven an extended period of contraction in our beef herds, with numbers now at the lowest since the 1950s. Full story.

I'm a Drover: Building beef's future

Dale Woerner, PhD, sees his academic career as an opportunity to make a difference and influence the future. A meat scientist, Woerner currently serves on the animal science faculty at Colorado State University (CSU). Full story.

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Innovating to cut feed costs

It is said necessity is the mother of all invention. For many cattle producers, drought and high feed prices are driving new feeding strategies, causing cow owners to look at different methods and, in some cases, revisit old ways of providing sustaining nutrients in a less expensive package. Full story.

You're never too young for beef

Marketing campaigns target young consumers, growing families. Full story.

Can the cattle cycle return?

Market signals suggest expansion, but challenges remain. Full story.

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Gains continue for calves, yearlings in September

Steer and heifer prices increased marginally in September, moving between $1 to $3 higher in both calf and yearling markets. Full story.

Cash prices improve, feeder margins turn positive

Most key cattle prices improved in September, turning monthly feeder profit margins positive for the first time this year. Full story.

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Consumer Trends: Taking it to the Internet

Just 10 large commercial ag companies control the majority of what Americans eat, according to the website of a company called AgLocal. Full story.

Times of change, here and in Cattle Country

Is it time for the U.S. beef herd to shift into expansion mode? Market forces and Mother Nature have driven an extended period of contraction in our beef herds, with numbers now at the lowest since the 1950s. Full story.

I'm a Drover: Building beef's future

Dale Woerner, PhD, sees his academic career as an opportunity to make a difference and influence the future. A meat scientist, Woerner currently serves on the animal science faculty at Colorado State University (CSU). Full story.

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Profit Tips: Manage calves to reduce stress at weaning

Specialists at the University of Nebraska remind producers stress is the No. 1 issue that impacts calf performance at weaning. Full story.

Provide employees with healthcare information

Most farms and small businesses are aware of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and some of its requirements. By Jan. 1, 2014, all individuals are required to carry healthcare insurance for themselves and their dependents, says Adam Kantrovich, PhD, a Michigan State University Extension specialist. Full story.

Pre-weaning BRD

While a great deal of study has taken place on bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedlots, BRD also sometimes affects young calves, and less is known about the disease complex at that production stage. Full story.

Caterpillar Small Wheel Loaders

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