05/24/2012 2:14:58 PMAs we move into the month of May, it isn't hard to see that 2012 is shaping up to be quite a bit different from 2011. At this time last year, Ohio producers were besieged by record rainfall and wondering if we were ever going to get corn planted or hay harvested. ... Full story.
05/08/2012 11:08:00 AMA record-high price of $3,400 for an individual Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer was set at the spring sale at the Fruitland Livestock Auction, May 5. ... Full story.
04/30/2012 10:41:32 AMIn the aftermath of last year’s drought, it is taking some time to determine where the industry is with respect to stopping herd liquidation and beginning the process of herd rebuilding. The first consideration is that the drought continues in force in the Southwest; in parts of the intermountain Rockies; and in the Southeast. Some additional drought forced liquidation is occurring in these regions, though the magnitude of the impacts on the broader market is much smaller than last year. ... Full story.
04/18/2012 4:20:00 AMThe 95.9 million acres expected to be planted in corn in 2012 should alleviate some of the pressures on cattle feeders’ profit margins, but likely not until the new crop is harvested. ... Full story.
04/17/2012 5:30:00 PMRenting pasture for grazing livestock is a fairly common practice in Indiana but one a Purdue Extension forage specialist says landowners and producers need to carefully discuss. ... Full story.
04/13/2012 4:11:39 PMDemand will be market driver over next few months. ... Full story.
04/10/2012 11:20:00 AMThe impact of media attention to issues regarding meat production is certainly on the minds of many industry leaders given the enduring lean finely textured beef (LFTB) dialogue. ... Full story.
04/09/2012 10:30:13 AMWith the challenges of the 2011 drought, the beef cow inventory declined 3.1 percent for an annual inventory of 2011 and prospects for further decline are evident unless changes occur in cow slaughter and heifer retention. ... Full story.
04/03/2012 10:21:55 AMThe University of Wyoming and Wyoming Business Council team up to help ranchers capitalize on a hot market for high-quality, healthy replacement heifers. ... Full story.
04/02/2012 5:25:00 AMCyclical patterns have often been associated with the beef industry, demonstrating swings in cowherd production numbers, but this is no longer the case in today’s industry. ... Full story.
03/23/2012 10:13:50 AMBeef feeders can look for continued payment of quality-grid premiums from packing plants, said a University of Missouri Extension economist. ... Full story.
03/20/2012 2:59:35 PMNearly a decade ago, my brother, Phil, told me to buy gold. “Tom,” he said in his naturally confident demeanor, “you need to own gold right now. It’s going to go a lot higher.” Boy, do wish I had listened. ... Full story.
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10/19/2012We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.
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