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BeefTalk: Pounds of calf weaned per acre

This Beeftalk concerns pounds of beef produced per acre utilizing two different types of cattle to help demonstrate what pounds of calf weaned per acre means. The information presented, at this point, is an example of production data reflecting pounds of calf weaned per acre. For this article, I will not expound on marketing options.

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Boxed Beef Report: Beef prices increase

Choice boxed beef saw it's first increase this week, rising 32 cents to hit $252.78. The 27-day average price is now at $252.01. Select boxed beef jumped from $249.10 on Tuesday to $249.52 on Wednesday. The 42-cent incrase brought the 27-day average price to $244.90.

Chioce primal short plate dropped drastically on Wednesday, falling from $181.98 on Tuesday to $177.37. The $4.61 drop brougth the 27-day average price to $181.04. Choice primal loin fared much better with a $3.84 increase, with the price settling at $340.70.

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From the Fence Post: Collaborative efforts to better understand antibiotic resistance

From Merck Animal Health's BRD Report: From the Fence Post. As discussed in the previous post, antibiotic use doesn’t generally create resistance in individual bacteria, but we can amplify resistance in a population of bacteria by using antibiotics. While we’ll never be able to completely eliminate resistance, it’s still important to learn as much as we can about how it exists within our environment in order to slow it down.

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Keep your barbecue safe for everyone to enjoy

For many people, summer holidays such as the Fourth of July mean enjoying time outdoors and firing up the grill. Elizabeth Boyle, meat safety and quality specialist for K-State Research and Extension, said barbecuing requires some safety practices to ensure everyone enjoys the food and the holiday.

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