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Coping with drought

During the Cattlemen’s College program at the Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa, a panel of three respected ranchers offered some of their thoughts and experiences in adapting to the realities of extended drought. Full story.

Benchmarking beef sustainability

A comprehensive lifecycle-analysis study shows beef has improved its “eco-efficiency.” Full story.

Stocker prospects

Grazing programs may offer profit opportunities, but producers must manage their risk. Full story.

Where's the value

Begin planning now to capture the best value for your calves at sale time. Full story.

Consumer Trends: Print your meat

A U.S. start-up company called Modern Meadow, based in Columbia, Mo., is hoping to create meat with a 3D bioprinter. It is gathering venture capital now. Full story.

Unintended consequences of RFS

American farmers will plant 96.5 million acres of corn this year, according to estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Private industry forecasts suggest acreage could be even higher, depending on planting conditions this spring. Full story.

Global genetics, local beef

Canadian seedstock producer has a broad vision for cattle genetics and a local vision for beef. Full story.

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Coping with drought

During the Cattlemen’s College program at the Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa, a panel of three respected ranchers offered some of their thoughts and experiences in adapting to the realities of extended drought. Full story.

Benchmarking beef sustainability

A comprehensive lifecycle-analysis study shows beef has improved its “eco-efficiency.” Full story.

Stocker prospects

Grazing programs may offer profit opportunities, but producers must manage their risk. Full story.

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Economic Indicators: Eroding margins hurt all sectors

The ongoing struggle with heavy losses for both feedyards and packers has trickled down into all beef-industry segments. Full story.

Beef exports on record-setting pace

U.S. beef export values set new records during 2012, and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) anticipates eclipsing that total this year. Full story.

Stocker/Feeder Markets: Calves higher, yearlings lower

Stocker and feeder markets ended February with mixed results. Calf prices saw modest gains while yearlings posted modest losses, according to Drovers/CattleNetwork’s 50-market auction summary. Full story.

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Consumer Trends: Print your meat

A U.S. start-up company called Modern Meadow, based in Columbia, Mo., is hoping to create meat with a 3D bioprinter. It is gathering venture capital now. Full story.

Unintended consequences of RFS

American farmers will plant 96.5 million acres of corn this year, according to estimates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Private industry forecasts suggest acreage could be even higher, depending on planting conditions this spring. Full story.

Global genetics, local beef

Canadian seedstock producer has a broad vision for cattle genetics and a local vision for beef. Full story.

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Expect high prices, low returns

Prices for all cattle and calves are expected to remain strong throughout 2013, with analysts predicting prices to set new record highs this spring. Full story.

Warm, dry spring is Forecast

A developing La Niña in the Pacific Ocean could provide favorable conditions for a return of drought to the Central Plains in 2013. Full story.

Know your genetics companies

The science and application of DNA testing and genomic-enhanced selection in beef cattle continues to advance. Recent changes in the two major companies offering genomics services, however, could create some confusion. Full story.

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