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February 2013
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ID-day approaches

Bring your marketing into ADT compliance by March 11. Full story.

Did global warming close Cargill’s Plainview plant?

When Cargill Meat Solutions announced the closure of its Plainview, Texas, harvest facility last month, the company cited the effects of the ongoing two-year drought as one of the reasons. Full story.

I'm a Drover: Raised local, sold local

‘The Market off Main’ offers high-quality beef and an opportunity to communicate with consumers. Full story.

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ID-day approaches

Bring your marketing into ADT compliance by March 11. Full story.

Markets MORE

Economic Indicators: Poor margins plague cattle industry

Feedyards and packers continue to struggle with heavy losses. Prices for calves and yearlings remain strong, though the lingering two-year drought is weighing heavily on the markets. Full story.

Stocker/Feeder Markets: Calves, yearlings start strong

Prices for calves and yearlings started the New Year strong, with average prices $7 to $11 per hundredweight higher, according to Drovers/CattleNetwork’s 50-market auction summary. Full story.

Markets: Drought remains key to prices

Minimal moisture throughout the Great Plains during January lowered demand for breedingage females. Full story.

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A Position on GMOs, modified

Among the opponents of genetically modified crops, Mark Lynas stood out as among the most vocal and the most strident. Full story.

Did global warming close Cargill’s Plainview plant?

When Cargill Meat Solutions announced the closure of its Plainview, Texas, harvest facility last month, the company cited the effects of the ongoing two-year drought as one of the reasons. Full story.

I'm a Drover: Raised local, sold local

‘The Market off Main’ offers high-quality beef and an opportunity to communicate with consumers. Full story.

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Profit Tips: Animal Health – Encourage immunity in calves

Resistance to disease is greatly dependent on antibodies or immunoglobulins and can be either active or passive in origin, says Oklahoma State University Extension specialist Glen Selk, PhD. Full story.

Profit Tips: Genetic Selection - Use calving-ease scores

With spring bull-buying season approaching, Kansas State University cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber, PhD, reminds producers that calving-ease scores are a better selection tool than birthweights alone. Full story.

Profit Tips: Cow-Calf - Evaluate winter feed options

Cow-calf producers this winter face considerable challenges in cost-effectively feeding late-gestation cows. Full story.

Case IH RB4 Series Balers

The Case IH RB4 series balers, including the RB455 silage baler, consistently build dense round bales, even in varying crop ... Read More

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