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Feeder Cattle Review: Bullish cattle-on-feed report fuels fire Play video

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold 3.00-8.00 higher with the full advance on yearlings which were actually higher than two weeks ago and ended up gaining ground through last week’s knee-jerk correction. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle prices set new records

Fed cattle prices set new records this week on heavy volume. Through Thursday, the 5-area average price for slaughter steers sold on a live weight basis was $162.86/cwt, up $6.84 from last week's average. FULL STORY »

Fall grazing of cover crops

If you are considering planting a cover crop after grain harvest, consider whether the planting might also serve as fall forage for livestock. Cover crops planted after harvesting a major cash crop can serve multiple benefits. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed mixed on Thur.

Feeder cattle futures closed mixed on Thursday, with moderate losses on most of the late summer and fall contracts. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Bashing beef

An activist researcher claims that pork, poultry and eggs are five times as eco-friendly as beef. Why? For the very reason that animal rights attack producers: Confinement production. FULL STORY »

Lessons from the show ring

It’s late July; temperatures are averaging in the mid- to upper-90s nearly every day – that can only mean one thing: it’s county fair time! FULL STORY »

California pays the price for Corn Belt’s cold snap

The unseasonable return of the jet stream brought cool temperatures to the Corn Belt and more heat to California. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures close with triple digits

Feeder cattle futures closed with triple digit gains out through the November contract. Cash index levels broke downward momentum settling .16 higher on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Talkin’ turkey

Is Cargill’s recent announcement that the company would start selling antibiotic-free turkey a marketing ploy? Or is it the leading edge of what will soon be the standard for branded poultry? FULL STORY »

Commentary: Sir Paul vs. the panda

What comes to mind as a potential rebuttal to the background noise generated by the Meatless Mondays campaign? Probably not Ling-Ling, the famous Giant panda — but maybe it should. FULL STORY »

How is antibiotic use going to change under proposals by the FDA

I think we can all agree it’s in everyone’s best interest to have access to effective antibiotics for people and for animals. It’s critical for public health — and vital for livestock production and well-being. FULL STORY »

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