Calf, feeder and fed cattle prices declined with increased numbers and ongoing uncertainty. Steers and heifers traded mostly $2-$10 per cwt lower, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. Cash fed cattle prices were mainly $2-$6 lower at $101-$104 per cwt on a live basis; $3-$8 lower at mostly $160-$163 in the beef.
Ongoing challenges faced by those in every sector of the cattle business increases the need to find folks qualified, willing and able to take care of cattle. Here's why you should be that person as their veterinarian.
U.S. beef exports continue to show signs of resurgence, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Compared to a year earlier, beef export volume increased 8% in July. It was up 4% for the year at that point. For January through July, export value per head of fed slaughter was $251.82.