Horn flies and lice can cause issues year round. Ted Cundiff, D.V.M., shares his thoughts on how StandGuard helps producers manage horn flies and lice, including dose, easy-to-use application and success....More
The big increase came in the out-front sales which jumped about 300 loads, a normal seasonal spike during this week. These out-front sales will not be delivered for at least three weeks which will put them between Thanksgiving and Christmas as buyers locked in their post-Thanksgiving advertisement specials....More
Continued snug supplies and more farmer-feeders in the buying crowd as harvest winds up, helped calf prices trade steady to $5/cwt. higher this week throughout the Southern Plains and Northern Plains. There were instances of $8-$10 higher. Remaining yearling feeder cattle on offer traded fully steady to $3 higher....More
Challenges to the beef checkoff continue, as HSUS attorneys filed a suit against USDA. Meanwhile, cattlemen continue to speak out against Ag Secretary Vilsack’s proposed new and separate beef checkoff program.
Yearling feeder cattle continued to underpin auction prices this week, bringing steady money to instances of $5/cwt. higher according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Week-to week, Feeder Cattle futures were an average of $4.59 higher across the board....More
Buyers paid steady to firm money for the shrinking supplies of yearling cattle this week. Calves in the Southern Plains and Southeast traded steady to $5 higher with demand for stocker cattle to send to wheat pasture. Up north, though, calves traded mostly $5 lower with instance of $10 lower....More
The weekly average Choice Box Beef Cutout price increased following the rally in the Daily Cutout, but volume declined dramatically in every category. Total volume was down almost 1,000 loads compared to the previous week....More