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Oct 12, 2014

3 Factors That Impact Cowherd Profitability

John Mahoney, DVM, director of veterinary services for Purina Animal Nutrition, says three main factors impact profitability of brood cow operations – reproduction rate of the herd, health of the calves birth through weaning, and the use of land and resources...More
Oct 12, 2014

Kenneth Eng On 2014 Cow-Calf Efficiency Symposium

Kenneth Eng, benefactor of the Dr. Kenneth Eng and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation, talks about the need and applications of more intensive management in the cow-calf sector....More
Wes Isnael
Oct 10, 2014

Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Cash calf and feeder cattle markets continued flexing contra-seasonal muscle this week with yearlings trading $3-$7/cwt. higher. As for calves, the spring crop is usually under considerable price pressure this time of year, sold $5-$10 higher this week. Buyers paid the full price advance for steer calves and yearlings, according to analysts with the Agricultural marketing Service....More
2014 stocker award winner
Oct 9, 2014

Young Cattle Company | 2014 Stocker Award Winner Describe Their Successful Stocker Operation

Rick and Jayne Young, Young Cattle Company have built a multifaceted backgrounding and stocker business in a part of the world where it was a novelty before 1995, when they moved here. The way they’ve grown supply and increased operational value serves as a learning model for others. Learn more about the 2014 National Stocker Award winner in this video interview. The National Stocker Award is sponsored by Zoetis....More
Oct 9, 2014

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
Oct 8, 2014
Feeder Focus

FEEDER FOCUS: Liver Abscesses Cost Feedyards

Elanco Technical Consultant, Justin Homm, talks about the value of Elanco’s Liver Check Service and how liver abscesses cost feedyards and packers....More
Wes Ishmael
Oct 4, 2014

Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Calf and feeder cattle prices have continued to strengthen as the fall roundup gets underway. P. Griffith, economist at the University of Tennessee, says There is little to no weakness evident in calf and feeder cattle markets as we head into October....More
Oct 2, 2014

Meat Market Update | Price Drops Lead To Better Beef Sale Volumes

The comprehensive Choice cutout dropped for the week ending September 27, but this price dip lead to better sales volumes across the board....More

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