Sep 15, 2016

Management and antibiotic use go hand in hand

What can we change to better manage our cattle so we can use antibiotics less frequently?...More
Sep 29, 2016

Meat Market Update | Is a price rally ahead?

The big news is that we had increased sales on the heels of a firmer market which is a very positive item that often is a precursor to a price rally....More
Sep 15, 2016

Post-weaning marketing strategies

The key to evaluating postweaning marketing alternatives is to price your feeders at each step of the marketing program and calculate your profits for each marketing step. Do not subsidize the next marketing step with the profits of the previous step...More
Cattle and wind energy
Sep 21, 2016

Are ranchers spitting into the wind on wind energy issues? 3

It’s important that ranchers be at the table as wind energy issues are discussed....More
Sep 22, 2016

Meat Market Update | Dropping cutout prices spur sales

The weekly average Choice cutout was down $2.52 at $186.69 which was close to the daily Choice cutout close on Friday. Dropping prices spurred sales and refilled the shelves at the stores after the holiday pushing the sales volume higher....More
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Sep 14, 2016

Where do Trump and Hillary stand on ag issues? Pick your poison 7

Here’s a look at some major ag issues and where Trump and Clinton stand....More
Seedstock 100 Guide

Seedstock 100

Finding your next set of herd bulls just got easier. Visit BEEF’s Seedstock 100 list to find the top 100 seedstock producers in the country.

What’s your opinion on wind energy development?

Energy development, and wind energy in particular, has become another challenging and divisive issue throughout much of ranching country. Among the arguments in favor of wind energy are that it stimulates rural economies and creates home-grown energy. Others see it as invasive and a threat to the environment and private property rights. What’s your opinion on wind energy development?

Do you have a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with your veterinarian?

The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) will come into full force on Jan. 1, 2017 and will affect ranchers’ ability to obtain medicated mineral and feed, among other things. After Jan. 1, using certain antibiotics in feed and water will require a veterinarian’s involvement. Do you have a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR) with your veterinarian in preparation for the upcoming Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)?

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