Profit Tips: Tips for feeding controlled-energy diets

01/27/2012 10:47:11 PM
If your fresh- and high-producing cows have a sharp loss in body condition after calving, a greater occurrence of metabolic disorders and delayed resumption of estrus, then you might want to assess energy levels in your dry-cow diet. ... Full story.

Profit Tips: What’s your feed shrink?

01/27/2012 10:47:11 PM
How much harvested forage or purchased grains and commodities are wasted on your operation? As of mid-January, a 1,000-bushel semi-trailer of corn grain was worth about $6,000. ... Full story.

Feeder cattle review: Stocker, feeder prices set new milestones

01/27/2012 3:39:58 PM
Compared to last week, feeder cattle prices were firm to 5.00 higher (mostly 2.00-5.00 higher) with the full advance on the 650-850 lb short-yearling types. ... Full story.

Cattle numbers lowest since 1952

01/27/2012 3:29:28 PM
The numbers in the USDA’s January 1 cattle-inventory report, released on January 27, suggest continued short supplies and high prices for calves and feeder cattle. The report also hints, however, that the trend toward herd reduction could be starting to turn around. ... Full story.

January 1 Cattle Inventory down 2 percent

01/27/2012 2:03:45 PM
All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2012 totaled 90.8 million head, 2 percent below the 92.7 million on January 1, 2011. ... Full story.

US cattle rise before USDA report, up for week

01/27/2012 1:54:28 PM
U.S. cattle futures settled higher Friday, and up slightly for the week, on short-covering while investors waited for this week's cash cattle sales and U.S. Department of Agriculture's cattle inventory report later Friday, analysts said. ... Full story.

Canada cattle report: Winter storms reduce Canada auction volume

01/27/2012 1:47:17 PM
Bearish beef demand continues to pressure packer demand. Moderate trade developed on Wednesday afternoon with dressed prices steady to $1.00/cwt lower than the previous week. ... Full story.

Collaboration set to revolutionize feed efficiency in cattle

01/26/2012 4:10:00 PM
For generations, agricultural producers have continued to produce more food with fewer resources. Unfortunately, their greatest test is yet to come. ... Full story.

Filling in the blanks

01/26/2012 11:00:41 AM
Choosing a respiratory vaccine may start with simple questions like: Is this going to work? How much is it going to cost? ... Full story.

CME: Cattle inventory expected to show decline in beef cows

01/26/2012 9:28:17 AM
The report is expected to show further reductions in the size of the US cattle herd, with particularly sharp declines in the number of beef cows and further contraction in the number of heifers held back for beef cow herd rebuilding. ... Full story.

Profit trends for fed cattle 3: Thresholds

01/25/2012 4:05:00 PM
As demonstrated the last couple of weeks, the most profitable pens of cattle are associated with fast gain, heavy carcass weights, and high quality grades. ... Full story.

Preview: Shrinking U.S. cattle herd smallest in 60 years

01/25/2012 3:29:40 PM
A devastating drought, record feed costs and intensifying competition with cash crops for land are accelerating a five-year decline in the U.S. cattle herd, which is forecast to be the smallest in six decades as of Jan. 1. ... Full story.
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Ask the expert: Mixing cows from drought-stricken ranches

We’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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