Editorial

Feedlot margins jump $150 in last 30 days

A lot can happen in 30 days, and for cattle feeders, the last 30 days have brought nearly $150 additional per head as margins have increased from $172.96 last month to $319.16 the week ending July 5. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Fed cattle prices on the rise

Fed cattle prices keep gaining steam, with the 5-area cash cattle price peaking at $157.70, up $4.04 from the previous week. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed moderately higher Mon.

Feeder cattle futures closed moderately higher on Monday but more than 1.50 off of contract highs posted in early morning trade. FULL STORY »

Time of day of harvest and impact on nitrate concentration

Forage sorghums are used by cattle producers for summer grazing or harvested for hay. Forage sorghums can be very productive and high quality, but can also accumulate toxic levels of nitrate when stressed. FULL STORY »

Economic impacts on consumer food insecurity

The ability for a household to adequately put food on the table is impacted by many factors, specifically economic resources, says U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service “Prevalence of U.S. Food Insecurity Is Related to Changes in Unemployment, Inflation, and the Price of Food” study. FULL STORY »

We want (to hear from) you

We’ve all see the iconic poster of Uncle Sam used to recruit soldiers for World Wars I and II. It’s our turn. No, we’re not trying to build an army here at Drovers CattleNetwork, but we are working to build something. FULL STORY »

Jolley: Breakfast on the Uphaus Farm

As a rule, I hate made up words, especially if they're created for marketing purposes. I'll give 'ag-vocating' a pass, though, because it's an easy and obvious concoction that does a good job of self-describing what is means. FULL STORY »

Risky Business report on climate change ‘insurance policy’

Another new report, “Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States” takes a look at the range of consequences that could result from climate change. FULL STORY »

Mixed emotions in the beef industry

The beef industry is experiencing a wide range of emotions at the current time. The level of excitement is obvious as cattle and beef prices have pushed even beyond record levels of earlier this year. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Do the math

For those who do math, what is $713 minus $537? The answer is $176. Good numbers, especially for the cow-calf producer because the $713 indicates the amount of cash that cows have been able to generate after adjusting for replacements. The $537 indicates the recent costs to keep a cow for the year. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Wild and woolly

In most big cities, there’s a proliferation of food trucks parked on downtown streets and serving hordes of lunchtime diners. And a few are pushing the boundaries of what’s on the menu. FULL STORY »

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