Laura Mushrush

Monday Market Sentiment: Choice primal rib smokes previous week

After a steady decline, cattle prices are up, moving the 5-area cash cattle price from $144.25 in the previous week to $145.72. FULL STORY »

New Side-by-Side allows for added passenger carrying capacity Play video Image Gallery

For livestock producers, sometimes going off-road is a necessity. Whether it be checking fields, hauling mineral to cattle or fixing fence, a pick-up truck is not always the best option. FULL STORY »

Pictures: Conflicts kill regional cattle markets in Africa Image Gallery

When I search for industry headlines, it’s not uncommon for me to find stories relating to cattle theft incidents. Below are photos of cattle herders in Central African Republic I felt were powerful enough to share. FULL STORY »

Chipotle’s beef with America or America’s beef with Chipotle?

Once again a Chipotle Mexican Grill story came flying through my newsfeed. In case you’ve been living off the grid lately, the burrito company has been causing quite the stir. This time with their plans to import grass-fed beef from Australia. FULL STORY »

Treatment tips: Stone bruising and your ranch horse

Talk to a group of cattle producers and for many, ranch horses are a necessity to get work done. Whether the work be moving cattle to a new pasture or sorting a herd bull out of the neighbor’s heifers, they need their horses to be sound. FULL STORY »

I'm a Drover: Roots grown deep

Whether it’s on his family’s fourth-generation commercial cow-calf and citrus operation in the central peninsula of Florida, or the state house in Tallahassee, Adam Putnam’s roots in agriculture run deep. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Cash cattle prices continue to decrease

Cattle prices continue to decrease, moving the 5-area cash cattle price from $146.38 in the previous week to $144.39. FULL STORY »

The beef industry assembly line

The past few weeks I have been fortunate to spend time in numerous segments of the beef industry – from seedstock operations, a research herd, feedlot, packing and processing plants to marketing and interaction with domestic and foreign beef consumers. FULL STORY »

U.S. beef export sales decline 5 percent- shipments increase

U.S. beef export shipments are slightly up from the previous week, at 14,000 metric tons. The 4-week average is up 9 percent, moving the 27-week average to 12,314 MT. FULL STORY »

The impact of stocker cattle performance on feed yard results

For producers raising cattle to be sent to the feed yard, pounds of beef = money in the bank. After a calf is weaned and enters the stocker segment, the rancher then utilizes supplementation and grazing programs to optimize the stocker calf’s value before sending it down the line to the feed yard – the last stop before the calf is harvested into a safe and wholesome product to be distributed to consumers. FULL STORY »

An attractive investment

“Tractors aren’t sexy.” Tell that to country music crooners and it’ll take a toll on their achy-breaky hearts. Tell that to cattlemen and they’ll agree it’s all about business when making an investment on a tractor for their operation. FULL STORY »

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