BEEF Magazine http://beefmagazine.com/rss.xml en Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-28-2015 <div class="node-body audio-body">In a week of weather-curtailed receipts, especially in the Southeast and Southwest, yearlings traded $2-$5/cwt. lower. Calves sold unevenly steady. Pressure still looms over the market with neither buyers nor sellers content. About the only market participant satisfied is someone who sold cattle two months ago. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-28-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/02/use-one_1.jpg" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINALCMW022815.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6309853">FINALCMW022815.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-28-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-28-2015#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:49:00 +0000 86851 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>In a week of weather-curtailed receipts, especially in the Southeast and Southwest, yearlings traded $2-$5/cwt. lower according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Calves sold unevenly steady.</p> <p>&quot;Pressure still looms over the market with neither buyers nor sellers content. About the only market participant satisfied is someone who sold cattle two months ago,&quot; AMS analysts explained.</p> <p>Through Friday afternoon, cash fed cattle trade had been scattered through the week at $1-$4 lower than the previous week, but there were too few transactions to trend.</p> <p>Yet, resurgent wholesale beef values ended up being a significant bright spot during the week, helping to pull Live Cattle futures an average of $1.73 higher week-to-week.</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.</p> Meat Market Update | Choice cutout gains ground ahead of spring grilling season http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-choice-cutout-gains-ground-ahead-spring-grilling-season <div class="node-body video-body">News regarding the Choice box beef cutout was positive in all respects. The Choice cutout was higher with improved volume in all segments on the heels of the steady improvement that we have been watching on the daily cutout during the last week. </div> <div class="field-byline"> Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Reporter </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-choice-cutout-gains-ground-ahead-spring-grilling-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-choice-cutout-gains-ground-ahead-spring-grilling-season#comments Cattle Markets Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:40:00 +0000 86841 at http://beefmagazine.com Experts say ranching done right improves the environment and wildlife habitat http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/experts-say-ranching-done-right-improves-environment-and-wildlife-habitat <div class="field-byline"> By Temple Grandin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Society for Range Management (SRM) and ranchers and range professionals who participate in SRM are doing wonderful things with grazing to improve rangeland and plant biodiversity. The problem is that the public does not know anything about it</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/experts-say-ranching-done-right-improves-environment-and-wildlife-habitat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/experts-say-ranching-done-right-improves-environment-and-wildlife-habitat#comments Environment Pasture Range Sustainability Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:47:00 +0000 86831 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry At A Glance: Beef exports add a big bump to fed cattle value http://beefmagazine.com/beef-exports/industry-glance-beef-exports-add-big-bump-fed-cattle-value <div class="node-body article-body">A stronger dollar does threaten U.S. beef’s relative value in the global marketplace. So what does a strengthening dollar mean for the continued growth in beef’s export value?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-exports/industry-glance-beef-exports-add-big-bump-fed-cattle-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-exports/industry-glance-beef-exports-add-big-bump-fed-cattle-value#comments Beef Exports Employee Management Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:34:00 +0000 86821 at http://beefmagazine.com Research finds small square bale feeders most efficient for horses http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/research-finds-small-square-bale-feeders-most-efficient-horses <div class="field-byline"> By Nick Paulson </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A University of Minnesota study recently compared three hay feeders marketed to horse owners that are designed to help keep forage off the ground and minimize waste. Find out what hay feeder would save you money. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/research-finds-small-square-bale-feeders-most-efficient-horses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/research-finds-small-square-bale-feeders-most-efficient-horses#comments Ranch Management Nutrition Tips For Profit Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:31:00 +0000 86811 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>The three small square- bale feeders used in the study are, left to right, the Equine Hay Basket, Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, Dunnville, KY; The Natural Feeder, Story City, IA; Horse Bunk Feeder and Hay Rack, Priefert Manufacturing, Mount Pleasant, TX.</p> <p><br /> Photo credit: Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota</p> Is climate change or terrorism our greatest threat? http://beefmagazine.com/poll/02262015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>President Obama recently said the long-term threat of climate change far outweighs that of terrorism. This week&rsquo;s online poll asks: <strong>&ldquo;Is climate change or terrorism our greatest long-term threat?&rdquo;</strong> Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section after voting.</p> </div><form action="/poll/02262015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-7991-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-7991"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-7991" name="choice" value="7991" class="form-radio" /> Climate change is the biggest threat</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-8001-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-8001"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-8001" name="choice" value="8001" class="form-radio" /> Terrorism is the biggest threat</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-8011-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-8011"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-8011" name="choice" value="8011" class="form-radio" /> Neither</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-8021-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-8021"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-8021" name="choice" value="8021" class="form-radio" /> Don't know</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="86801" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-hEq91SsQ_DKHqRxtW3NeXakqT1hY4-pezOgu2t9qbNM" value="form-hEq91SsQ_DKHqRxtW3NeXakqT1hY4-pezOgu2t9qbNM" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://beefmagazine.com/poll/02262015#comments Environment Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:29:36 +0000 86801 at http://beefmagazine.com Move over, corn silage; forage sorghums have arrived http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/move-over-corn-silage-forage-sorghums-have-arrived <div class="node-body article-body">In water-short areas, forage sorghums show promise as a replacement for corn silage for beef producers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/move-over-corn-silage-forage-sorghums-have-arrived" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/nutrition/move-over-corn-silage-forage-sorghums-have-arrived#comments Business Sectors Pasture Range Nutrition Sustainability Tips For Profit Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:24:00 +0000 86791 at http://beefmagazine.com Is sexed semen the next reproductive standard? http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/sexed-semen-next-reproductive-standard <div class="node-body article-body">Reproductive technology in beef cattle is advancing by leaps and bounds. Is your management prepared to take advantage of it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/sexed-semen-next-reproductive-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/sexed-semen-next-reproductive-standard#comments Selection Tools Cattle Genetics Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86781 at http://beefmagazine.com Obama’s veto of the XL pipeline sends a message http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message <div class="node-body blog-body">To no one’s surprise, President Obama has made it clear that he still has no intention of working with Congress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/obama-s-veto-xl-pipeline-sends-message#comments Government My View From The Country Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86771 at http://beefmagazine.com The beef industry carried a knife to a dietary guidelines gunfight http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight <div class="node-body blog-body">The beef industry needs to understand the battle we’re fighting and begin to use our greatest asset – the consumers of our product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industry-carried-knife-dietary-guidelines-gunfight#comments Beef Quality Business Government Animal Activists Beef Advocacy My View From The Country Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86761 at http://beefmagazine.com Share this: 5 resources addressing hormones & beef http://beefmagazine.com/blog/share-5-resources-addressing-hormones-beef <div class="node-body blog-body">While hormones are naturally occurring in both people and the foods we eat, an increase in early onset puberty (before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys) has many parents worried and looking for the culprit. Beef is drawing scrutiny from some parents, but this association isn’t based on facts. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/share-5-resources-addressing-hormones-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/share-5-resources-addressing-hormones-beef#comments Beef Quality Retail Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:50:00 +0000 86751 at http://beefmagazine.com When to intervene in delivery of the calf http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/when-intervene-delivery-calf <div class="field-byline"> By Michelle Arnold, University of Kentucky Extension ruminant veterinarian </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Factors in calving beyond the control of a producer require the attention of a veterinarian. Here are a few key considerations when debating whether or not to call for help. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/when-intervene-delivery-calf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cow-calf/when-intervene-delivery-calf#comments Cow-Calf Tips For Profit Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:39:00 +0000 86741 at http://beefmagazine.com National FFA Week is here, and ag prospects look great for young people http://beefmagazine.com/blog/national-ffa-week-here-and-ag-prospects-look-great-young-people <div class="node-body blog-body">National FFA Week is Feb. 21-28, and Culver’s is raising money for the organization with a new video campaign. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/national-ffa-week-here-and-ag-prospects-look-great-young-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/national-ffa-week-here-and-ag-prospects-look-great-young-people#comments People Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 86711 at http://beefmagazine.com Megatrends in agriculture—how will they affect your ranch? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch <div class="node-body blog-body">The times, they are a’changing. But then again, they always have been, especially in agriculture. What are the megatrends in agriculture and how will those looming changes affect you?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/megatrends-agriculture-how-will-they-affect-your-ranch#comments Ranch Management Sustainability BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:26:00 +0000 86731 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef checkoff visits culinary conference, connects with chefs http://beefmagazine.com/retail/beef-checkoff-visits-culinary-conference-connects-chefs <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 450 culinary students, chef instructors and restaurant operators were met with the beef checkoff message last week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/retail/beef-checkoff-visits-culinary-conference-connects-chefs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/retail/beef-checkoff-visits-culinary-conference-connects-chefs#comments Retail Beef Advocacy Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:31:00 +0000 86721 at http://beefmagazine.com New video debunks the myth about water usage in beef production http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-video-debunks-myth-about-water-usage-beef-production <div class="node-body blog-body">In a new video, sustainability researcher Jude Capper debunks the myth that it takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-video-debunks-myth-about-water-usage-beef-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/new-video-debunks-myth-about-water-usage-beef-production#comments Ranch Management Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 86701 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Trending Headlines: Tips for re-warming cold-stressed calves; plus union dockworkers back at work http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-tips-re-warming-cold-stressed-calves-plus-union-dockworkers-back-work <div class="node-body gallery-body">The first day of spring is still about a month away, and it looks like Old Man Winter isn’t going to go without a fight. Check out these tips for re-warming new calves, plus other headlines that made the news you can use. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-tips-re-warming-cold-stressed-calves-plus-union-dockworkers-back-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/business/5-trending-headlines-tips-re-warming-cold-stressed-calves-plus-union-dockworkers-back-work#comments Business Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:16:00 +0000 86671 at http://beefmagazine.com What you need to know about BRD http://beefmagazine.com/what-you-need-know-about-brd <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>It&rsquo;s costly, it&rsquo;s constant and it&rsquo;s a bad deal all the way around. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), which is a general term that covers a number of different pathogens that affect cattle respiratory health a number of different ways, is the most common disease among feedlot cattle in the United States, accounting for approximately 75% of feedlot morbidity and 50% to 70% of all feedlot deaths. It&rsquo;s estimated that BRD costs producers up to $900 million annually.<sup>1 </sup><br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/what-you-need-know-about-brd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:00:34 +0000 86691 at http://beefmagazine.com Prepare now for a successful calving season http://beefmagazine.com/prepare-now-successful-calving-season <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Winter will come to an end. Really. And when the cold goes away and the snow starts to melt, cattle producers will need to keep a sharp eye on not just their pastures, but their calves.</p> <p>According to Vaughn Holder, Alltech beef specialist, developing a spring calving program does not have to be complicated, just compatible with the herd. Holder suggests the following management practices for a successful spring calving season:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/prepare-now-successful-calving-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:49:24 +0000 86681 at http://beefmagazine.com 3 ways the government committee got it wrong on the dietary guidelines http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-ways-government-committee-got-it-wrong-dietary-guidelines <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are three ways the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee got it wrong on their recommendations for a healthy diet. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-daily">BEEF Daily</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-ways-government-committee-got-it-wrong-dietary-guidelines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3-ways-government-committee-got-it-wrong-dietary-guidelines#comments Regulation Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Quality Beef Advocacy BEEF Daily Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 86651 at http://beefmagazine.com USDA reports cattle on feed up slightly; supply stays tight http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/usda-reports-cattle-feed-slightly-supply-stays-tight <div class="field-byline"> Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA Cattle on Feed numbers are on bearish side of neutral; report unlikely to move prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/usda-reports-cattle-feed-slightly-supply-stays-tight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/usda-reports-cattle-feed-slightly-supply-stays-tight#comments Cattle Industry Structure Tips For Profit Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:14:00 +0000 86661 at http://beefmagazine.com Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-21-2015 <div class="node-body audio-body">The cattle market is trying to sort out strength of beef demand and how consumers will respond to pricey beef products as more chicken and pork become available, says Penton market analyst John Otte. Futures markets are currently in the process of re-pricing forward fed and feeder cattle in light of the changing demand picture.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-21-2015" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ismael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/02/use-one_0.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL022115.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=6476405">FINAL022115.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-21-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-21-2015#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:16:00 +0000 86641 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>The cattle market is trying to sort out strength of beef demand and how consumers will respond to pricey beef products as more chicken and pork become available, says Penton market analyst John Otte. Futures markets are currently in the process of re-pricing forward fed and feeder cattle in light of the changing demand picture. In the very short term, exports remain a key wild card.€<br /> <br /> Calves and feeder cattle built on the previous week&#39;s gains, trading steady to $5 higher, and instances of $10 higher on calves, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service.</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.</p> Great Plains leads cow herd expansion http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/great-plains-leads-cow-herd-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">“The Great Plains followed the national trend of downsizing over the 1996-2010 period, yet its relative role as home to beef cows and heifers being retained was growing prior to the drought and remains higher than 2010," says Glynn Tonsor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/great-plains-leads-cow-herd-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/great-plains-leads-cow-herd-expansion#comments Cattle Prices Business Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:40:00 +0000 86631 at http://beefmagazine.com Red ink flows for cattle feeders http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/red-ink-flows-cattle-feeders <div class="node-body article-body">High calf and feeder prices, in tandem with softer fed cattle prices, are driving cattle feeding breakevens toward deeper losses. The Livestock Marketing Information Center estimates cattle feeding losses (basis the Southern Plains) at $200 per steer in January and February. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/red-ink-flows-cattle-feeders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/red-ink-flows-cattle-feeders#comments Cattle Prices Feedlots Business Tips For Profit Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:31:00 +0000 86621 at http://beefmagazine.com Grass prospects lift cash calf and feeder prices http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/grass-prospects-lift-cash-calf-and-feeder-prices <div class="node-body article-body">“The cattle market is trying to sort out strength of beef demand and how consumers will respond to pricey beef products as more chicken and pork become available,” says Penton market analyst John Otte. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/grass-prospects-lift-cash-calf-and-feeder-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pasture-range/grass-prospects-lift-cash-calf-and-feeder-prices#comments Cattle Prices Pasture Range Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:25:00 +0000 86611 at http://beefmagazine.com Vaccine approved for extended BVD respirtory disease protection http://beefmagazine.com/vaccine-approved-extended-bvd-respirtory-disease-protection <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Ask most veterinarians to take the long list of the beef cattle diseases they&rsquo;re concerned about and cull it down to a short list, and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) will be compete for the top two or three spots. That&rsquo;s because BVD can affect your cattle in so many different ways&mdash;not the least of which is respiratory disease. And that&rsquo;s before you consider the persistently infected (PI) problem.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/vaccine-approved-extended-bvd-respirtory-disease-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:30:53 +0000 86601 at http://beefmagazine.com Meat Market Update | Wholesale markets see a decline http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-wholesale-markets-see-decline <div class="node-body video-body">The Comprehensive or Average Choice Cutout was $5.60 lower for the week ending Saturday, February 14. Additionally, the cutout saw declining sales volume of 6,102 loads, down 499 loads for the week. The exports and out-front sales also saw a dip. </div> <div class="field-byline"> Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News Reporter </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-wholesale-markets-see-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-wholesale-markets-see-decline#comments Cattle Markets Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:54:00 +0000 86591 at http://beefmagazine.com Boost pasture forage production with good weed control http://beefmagazine.com/forage-resource-center/boost-pasture-forage-production-good-weed-control <div class="node-body article-body">With the high value of cattle and high input costs needed to obtain maximum performance, it’s essential that ranchers get the most out of their pastures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/forage-resource-center/boost-pasture-forage-production-good-weed-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/forage-resource-center/boost-pasture-forage-production-good-weed-control#comments Forage Resource Center Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:48:00 +0000 86581 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Once moisture returns to drought-stricken pastures, broadleaf weeds and other undesirable plants are among the first to emerge. Without effective control, they will outcompete forage grasses and slow drought recovery.</p> It’s time to burn our boats and signal no retreat to anti-meat activists http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists <div class="node-body blog-body">I don’t think I’ve ever before seen such a level of concern as that plaguing folks in the beef industry who have been dealing with the looming release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-time-burn-our-boats-and-signal-no-retreat-anti-meat-activists#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Animal Activists My View From The Country Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 86571 at http://beefmagazine.com How does the beef industry know which issues are critical? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical <div class="node-body blog-body">Livestock producers failed to appreciate early on the gravity of the animal welfare movement, and sustainability is likely the next such issue. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-does-beef-industry-know-which-issues-are-critical#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Business Sustainability Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 86561 at http://beefmagazine.com