8/21/2017 International beef trade issues continue to be dynamic and are impacting cattle prices short and long term. The U.S. is a major producer of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in the world and also a major exporter of those commodities. The U.S. also is a major importer of beef. International trade is increasing in […]READ MORE
Protecting Higher Cattle Prices 5/8/2017 In early 2017 cattle producers were frustrated by price levels below where fundamental indications suggested they could be. In recent weeks the cash and futures prices have moved higher, finally providing an opportunity for producers wanting solid price protection across different cattle sectors. It may also be a time for […]READ MORE
3/7/2017 Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic and slowly progressive disease of cattle that emerges periodically in the US, as it has with a recent discovery in a Harding County, South Dakota, cattle herd. Its incubation time ranges from months to years. Most often, infected cattle will show little to no outward signs of infection. When […]READ MORE
Feeding Management Reduces Weak Calves 4/3/2017 Calving season comes with less stress when calves are born with abundant vigor. “The aggressive calf that actively seeks the first nursing of colosturm is a welcome sight,” says Karl Hoppe, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s area livestock systems specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. Some […]READ MORE
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