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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 »

Footrot can be more problematic in wet years

Footrot is generally caused by common bacteria found in the soil. The resulting lameness will reduce mobility, weight gain and reproductive reproductive performance. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Tues.

Live cattle futures closed sharply higher on Tuesday, with the lead August contract settling limit up for the session. FULL STORY »

Feedlot margins take a steep hit

Feedlot margins took a $22 hit last week, finishing at $280.55 for the week ending on July 19, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker’s latest report. FULL STORY »

Study claims beef worse for environment than pork, poultry

Should the beef industry consider a new study claiming beef production is worse for the environment than other protein sources a blow to modern beef production, or is it another attempt by the anti-beef community to get beef off the dinner plate? FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Choice primal rib prices tank

After a $1.83 drop in fed cattle prices in the previous week, the 5-area cash cattle price has risen to $156.04. FULL STORY »

More rain in Oklahoma and feeder cattle price adjustments

Most of Oklahoma received rain in the past week with roughly half the state receiving 1 to over 3 inches and a few areas receiving even heavier rains that filled ponds which have been low or dry for many months. FULL STORY »

Genomics enhance beef cattle breeding

Selecting breeding animals on how they look, by phenotype, worked for centuries. Progress in improving cattle was made just on appearance. FULL STORY »

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