03/29/2013 7:53:27 AMCattle producers need to set focused, systematic goals to capture more net dollars. When the discussion rests on the income side, marketing is the focus. ... Full story.
02/13/2013 12:27:43 PMThe Wyoming Premium Heifer Program successfully closed its first year of sales yielding positive results for livestock producers who participated in the initiative. ... Full story.
02/05/2013 10:05:00 AMIt has been 61 years since the U.S. cattle inventory was as small as it is now. And it has been 64 years since the calf crop was as small as it is now. At the first of the year the cattle inventory was 89.3 mil. down 2 percent from last year. ... Full story.
02/04/2013 3:10:00 PMCattle numbers are down again, to their lowest level since 1952, according to USDA's recent inventory count. Beef cow numbers are at their lowest level since 1962 as the devastating impacts of the 2012 drought continues the longer-term decline. ... Full story.
01/15/2013 6:00:00 AMThis year will bring further declines in U.S. beef supplies, and total meat and poultry supplies also will fall short of last year according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). ... Full story.
01/14/2013 11:15:00 AMThe recent trend of decreasing beef production likely will continue in 2013 and 2014, said a cattle market expert at Iowa State University this week.
Two years of liquidation, brought about by dry weather conditions in key cattle producing states, have put the industry in an even tighter supply situation, said Lee Schulz, an ISU Extension and Outreach livestock specialist and assistant professor of economics. ... Full story.
12/14/2012 6:00:00 AMCow-calf producers are in the best profit position among beef-cattle segments coming into 2013. Stocker operators also have good profit potential, but cattle feeders and packers will continue to face tight margins, according to Cattle-Fax. Analysts Lance Zimmerman and Todd Kalous presented their latest projections to an international group of beef producers hosted by Novus International during their Global Beef Roundtable this week. ... Full story.
12/03/2012 2:01:39 PMA dramatic jump in demand for corn, which began in late 2006, has resulted in sharply higher prices for all crops in the U.S. A simple average across the eight major cultivated crops shows that 2012 crop year prices are expected to be 165 percent higher than in 2005. ... Full story.
11/07/2012 11:45:00 AMWeaning time and the collection of weaning weight is the last piece of data needed to complete 2012 SPA (standardized performance analysis) production measures. ... Full story.
10/17/2012 3:50:00 PMU.S. cattle imports for 2012 are forecast at 2.175 million head. Weekly reports from USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) show cattle imports from Mexico through September at a level 19 percent higher than that of a year ago. ... Full story.
10/03/2012 3:45:00 PMThe U.S. beef cow numbers are at their lowest level in more than 50 years. Beef prices are at historical highs, and yet demand remains strong having continued to increase over the past three years. ... Full story.
09/07/2012 8:54:40 AMAs fall markets prepare to receive the current calf crop as it comes off the cow, producers initiate late-summer and fall roundups in what becomes an annual, well-planned exercise that repeats every year. ... Full story.
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