A toy semi truck has sparked a debate with the vegan crowd, who call it a “disgusting reminder of animal abuse” and have named it the “slaughterhouse truck.” Here’s how I think the industry should respond....More
"Purchasing and selling decisions need to be made in a timely manner and without emotion. Volatility in the cattle markets is not likely to decrease and the long-term outlook is bearish; however, given good cattle marketing and price risk management, profitability is achievable.”...More
Compared to two weeks earlier, Feeder Cattle futures closed an average of $16.62 lower across the board on Friday. Live Cattle futures were an average of $9.39 lower compared with two weeks earlier....More
Today’s record beef cattle prices, coupled with rains in the Southern Plains, have triggered a renewed interest in expanding the national beef herd. Could this mean that the cattle cycle is alive again?...More
Most of the available hay this winter is going to come from those areas that received ample rainfall and faced less-than-ideal harvesting conditions. Under those circumstances, mold becomes an issue....More
“The ratio of steers to heifers in feedlots since April of this year has reached levels not seen since the cyclical expansion in the early 1990s," says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University....More
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How did weaning go this year?
For many spring-calving herds, October and November herald weaning time. It’s a busy, hectic time, but also the culmination of a year of hopes, dreams and hard work. How did weaning go for you this year?
Yesterday was a special day in American culture. First celebrated as a federal holiday in 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," its roots go back to 1621 and a celebration by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World. And, of course, turkey and all the fixins’ are the traditional Thanksgiving fare. What did you eat at your Thanksgiving meal?