01/25/2012 5:45:00 AMBeef packer margins declined more than $65 per head last week as cash fed cattle prices improved more than $3 per hundredweight and boxed beef cutout values declined $2 per hundredweight. ... Full story.
01/24/2012 4:25:00 PMThanks to rains, more of Texas transitioned from exceptional to extreme drought, or from severe to moderate, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. ... Full story.
01/24/2012 3:30:59 PMLast month we reviewed some molasses basics: definitions, standards, characteristics, and general uses. ... Full story.
01/24/2012 1:51:21 PMCattle that graze on rangelands in the western United States may soon have a new forage option, thanks to work by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. ... Full story.
01/24/2012 8:47:09 AMFeeder cattle futures closed mixed on Monday, with March weaker and the rest of the complex modestly higher. ... Full story.
01/23/2012 12:48:34 PMThe unexpected and welcome rain in November and early December has been followed across much of Oklahoma with the warm and dry conditions that the weather folks anticipated for this winter. ... Full story.
01/23/2012 8:45:00 AMThe world’s feed production has reached an estimated 873 million metric tons, according to a global survey commissioned by Alltech. Conducted through Alltech’s regional managers, the survey assessed the tonnage of 132 countries and all species. ... Full story.
01/20/2012 2:21:20 PMCattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on January 1, 2012. ... Full story.
01/25/2012 10:15:44 AMThis past fall’s weather was excellent for completing projects that in most years have to wind up by mid-November. ... Full story.
01/10/2012 4:10:00 PMKansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) data indicate the backgrounding enterprise has not been particularly profitable over the last ten years. ... Full story.
10/21/2011 4:07:17 PMCentral Illinois farmers say they're pleasantly surprised the harvest of corn and soybeans hasn't been hurt by this year's wacky weather that included heavy spring rains followed by a summer of drought. ... Full story.
10/21/2011 3:59:52 PMCash cattle traded as high as $122.50, which is roughly where the October live cattle are trading. The front months needed to see higher cash trade than that in order to post gains, but the April live cattle contract, as well as the deferred feeder cattle made new highs this week. ... 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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