Jun 11, 2015

Feedyard losses: How bad is it? 2

While the last 18 months have been one of the great bull markets in history for cow-calf producers, feedyards have not enjoyed quite the same euphoria. As feedyard losses mount, how will that affect prices when the fall run hits?...More
Jun 25, 2015

Meat Market Update | Cutout price drop continues in the midst of grilling season

The Comprehensive or Weekly Average Choice Cutout was $2.66 higher after losing $14 in the previous two weeks, but total volume has held up very well on this rising market. Meat buyers were in the midst of buying product for two big grilling holidays Father’s Day and the Fourth of July....More
Jun 24, 2015

How an HSUS employee scandal reveals incompetency of animal rights organization 1

An employee of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been accused of embezzling more than $31,000 in funds from donors. What’s worse is how HSUS manages the money it receives from well-intentioned animal lovers. Find out why in today’s blog....More
Jun 18, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 3: Ranchers seeking large animal vets for maintaining herd health 3

There is a shortage of large animal vets as more vet students pursue careers in small animal medicine. This week’s poll wants to know if your area is impacted by this growing problem. Plus, today’s blog explores the reasons behind the shortage....More
Jun 18, 2015

Innovation and sustainability: The devil is in the definition 3

The problem with the concepts of sustainability and innovation is that where you stand on them depends a lot on where you sit....More
Jun 18, 2015

Are no-input cattle a no go? 5

Back in the 80s, the big-framed, maximum-growth cattle ruled the day. That changed and now we’re chasing the no-input cow. But have we gone too far again?...More
May 28, 2015
Elanco Animal Health

FEEDER FOCUS: Providing ENOUGH beef to meet global demand

Todd Armstrong, Senior Director of U.S. Beef Operations at Elanco, shares Elanco’s vision for a food secure world, findings from a recent beef analysis and how you can get involved in the ENOUGH movement....More
Jun 18, 2015

Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Feeder cattle receipts decline during normal summer slump

Receipts dropped quite a bit this week which is normal during the summer months when cattle are turned out on pastures. Prices were very mixed and uneven, yearling steers were steady to $2.00 higher as buyers fought over the more limited receipts, but yearling heifers showed weakness....More
Jun 15, 2015

Why agriculture should be incorporated into math, science & reading curriculum 1

Today’s blog explores how ranchers can get involved through their state’s Ag In The Classroom program to give teachers the tools they need to include agriculture in their curriculum for core subjects like math, science and reading....More
Jun 17, 2015

5 resources for choosing the best method to control noxious weeds

Don’t let noxious weeds take hold of your pastures this grazing season. Here are five resources for choosing the best method to control the spread of weeds in your grasslands....More

BEEF Poll: How do you manage fly and parasite issues?

Summer is upon us, and that means so are the pests, both those that reside inside your cattle and those that buzz around on the outside. This week, BEEF wants to know how you deal with that management problem.

Please leave your thoughts about parasite management and control in the comment section below.

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