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Boxed Beef Report: Beef prices drop

Choice boxed beef prices dropped from $204.97 on Thursday to $202.97 on Friday. The two-dollar fall brought the 27-day average price to $222.47. Select boxed beef saw a seven-cent drop to hit $197.93, bringing the 27-day average price to $215.66.

Choice primal rib fell the most from $311.34 on Thursday to $304.56 on Friday, a $6.78 fall that brought the 27-day average price to $315.59. Choice primal short plate had the next biggest drop of $2.12. Chioce primal flank was the only cut that didn't fall, jumping $6.33. 


U.S. court places hold on clean water rule nationwide

A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule across the country, expanding on a prior injunction from a separate court that applied only to certain states.


Measure hay quality and quantity for most efficient use

Kansas producers have been busy putting up silage and baling hay. Abundant rainfall in much of the state this year has made making hay challenging but also improved volume of hay supplies. Both of these factors, in addition to prices of other commodities, will influence how best to use these forages this year.

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Resource for understanding Unit Cost of Production

Cow/calf producers will forever remember the record profits of 2014. They may also vividly remember the "fall of the 2015 fall." Prices have quickly fallen off the last two weeks, this following a continual inching down during the months of July and August.


Jolley: Five minutes with Debbie Lyons-Blythe, M.Ab (Master's degree in Agri-blogging)

Would you like to liven up your next gathering of people who eat food? Ag people, city folk, it doesn't matter, just so they eat real food on at least a semi-regular basis? Invite Debbie Lyons-Blythe to stop by and talk. If you check into her blog, Kids, Cows and Grass, you'll understand her calling as a rancher with a mission: explaining the joys of life in rural America.


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