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  • Jun 22, 2012
    blog

    Cull Cow Value Skyrockets In Today's Market 1

    Americans’ appetite for ground beef is great news for cow-calf producers. Given the tight supplies of lean manufacturing beef, cull cows have become almost as valuable as gold. Demand for cull-cow beef is outstripping the domestic supply, which has meant record-high prices for lean boneless beef (90CL), cow carcasses and the cows themselves. Cull cows historically have accounted for 20% of a cow-calf producer’s annual income. This might have risen a notch or two over the past year, although calf prices have also hit record levels....More
  • Jun 22, 2012
    blog

    Calves Will Be Fewer, And More Expensive

    “As we (the industry) keep heifers back and we work through the tail end of last year’s drought cattle, we’re just now on the verge of supplies getting tight,” says Jackie Moore, owner of Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage, MO. Think of that. That’s despite beef cows numbers having declined every year, and 9% overall, since 2007 (January to January). And 2007 was a time when beef cow numbers were already sucking dregs by historical standards. ...More
  • Jun 12, 2012
    video

    Feedyard Safety Must Be A Day-In, Day-Out Practice 1

    Feedyard safety is much more than just being in compliance with OSHA regulations. For it to truly be successful in reducing accidents, it needs to be a day-in, day-out part of the culture....More
  • May 31, 2012
    video

    Tom Noffsinger On Low-Stress Cattle Handling 1

    Tom Noffsinger, Benkelman, NE, is a consulting feedyard veterinarian best known for his passion and enthusiasm for working with reedyards and ranches on low stress cattle handling. More and more feedyards and ranches are incorporating this philosophy and production practice into their daily operations, to the benefit of both the cattle and the cowboys. Here, Noffsinger talks about the idea behind low stress cattle handling and what the handler is trying to accomplish....More
  • Feb 3, 2012
    blog

    Price Roll Continues, But Expansion Still Slumbers

    Everyone is talking about the bull-sale averages that have been posted early in this year’s bull sale season....More

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