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Expansion planning

Cost-effective heifer development for profitable herd expansion. Full story.

Get ready for calving

It pays, literally, to be prepared for one of the most important times on the production calendar. Full story.

The 2014 Beef Industry Outlook

The beef industry reached a milestone in 2013 as record prices were posted across the supply chain. Full story.

How now brown (or black) cow?

Increasingly abundant corn, growing global demand for beef and excess feedlot capacity ensure that cow-calf producers will see the highest calf prices in history over the next two to five years. Full story.

Are you allergic to your ribeye?

Allergies can be life-threatening health issues, and now doctors are seeing a relatively new one: an allergy to meat. Patients have reported rashes, hives, even anaphylactic shock hours after eating a steak or hamburger. Full story.

The millennial boom

At 80 million strong, the millennial generation will set the pace for beef production and consumption for 40-plus years. Full story.

I'm a Drover: Leadership through unity

Texas cattleman Bob McCan prepares to serve as NCBA president in 2014. Full story.

Features MORE

Expansion planning

Cost-effective heifer development for profitable herd expansion. Full story.

Get ready for calving

It pays, literally, to be prepared for one of the most important times on the production calendar. Full story.

The 2014 Beef Industry Outlook

The beef industry reached a milestone in 2013 as record prices were posted across the supply chain. Full story.

Markets MORE

Cattle markets fi nish 2013 on high note

As we begin 2014, it is safe to say 2013 went out on a high note in the cattle industry. While prices were mostly steady to slightly lower in December, they remained hot through the end of 2013. Full story.

2013 closing with strong cash sales dissipating

Beef demand improved in the week following Thanksgiving; however, momentum didn’t last and cash trade fell lower in the following weeks. Full story.

Feeder calves steady in December

From late November through mid-December, stocker and yearling feeder calves were mostly steady compared to gains in recent months. Full story.

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Are you allergic to your ribeye?

Allergies can be life-threatening health issues, and now doctors are seeing a relatively new one: an allergy to meat. Patients have reported rashes, hives, even anaphylactic shock hours after eating a steak or hamburger. Full story.

The millennial boom

At 80 million strong, the millennial generation will set the pace for beef production and consumption for 40-plus years. Full story.

I'm a Drover: Leadership through unity

Texas cattleman Bob McCan prepares to serve as NCBA president in 2014. Full story.

Departments MORE

FDA to phase out some farm antibiotic use

In an effort to help address potential antimicrobial-resistance concerns in humans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines to extend veterinary oversight and phase out the sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine in food-producing animals for growth-promotion purposes. The new guidelines will be implemented over a three-year transition phase. Full story.

Progress in FMD research

Since 1954, scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have conducted research at Plum Island, N.Y., to prevent and control foreign animal diseases that threaten U.S. livestock production and food security. Full story.

U.S. beef, pork exports continued surge in October

Both U.S. beef and pork exports had strong months in October, according to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. 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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