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usda to takeover beef checkoff
Oct 2, 2014
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We Were Played: USDA Moves To Take Over The Checkoff 11

The USDA Secretary’s planned takeover of the checkoff calls for a new checkoff to be implemented in 2016, with a referendum to be held within three years. The timeline obviously means that the intent is to implement a new program before a new administration takes over in 2016....More
Oct 9, 2014
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Meat Market Update | Outstanding Sales Volume Boost Boxed Beef Market

Sales volume this week was really outstanding when you adjust it for the previous out-front sales which could have easily added roughly 500-800 loads of product that were being shipped each week lately....More
Gleaner combine
Sep 29, 2014
blog

Doing The Land Price Boogie

As corn prices have plummeted, so have land prices and equipment sales. Now that skyrocketing cattle prices have replaced skyrocketing corn prices as the coffee shop topic of choice, cattlemen will be well served to learn some lessons from the corn price roller-coaster....More
Sep 23, 2014
blog

4 Tips For Low-Stress Weaning 9

From fence-line weaning, to using a plastic nose piece to prevent nursing, to introducing creep feed and working calves before weaning, here are four considerations for low-stress weaning this fall....More
beef demand
Sep 25, 2014
Commentary

Status Of U.S. Beef Supply Is Certain, Beef Demand Is Not

The one beef industry certainty is a tight supply, while the main area of uncertainty is beef demand....More
employee management
Sep 22, 2014
blog

4 Ways To Better Manage Your Employee Relationships

As managers of businesses engaged in agricultural livestock production, we must manage four areas: production, economics/finance, marketing and people....More
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