Stocking pastures with the right number of animals is one of the cornerstones of proper grazing management. It’s tempting to take the easy route and keep using the same rate year after year. After all, if it’s not broke, why fix it? But over time, could this approach do more harm than good? Read more

This popular program will be at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Built grassroots up, it focuses on issues critical to beef feedlot producers and cutting-edge technology availabl… Read more

Fed cattle markets rallied early in April but have stalled again and pulled back below $120/cwt. the last week of April. Ample supplies of fed cattle continue to hang over the market as feedlo… Read more

Spring has arrived, a successful Ohio Beef Expo is in the rear view, and for many Ohio beef producers, there are calves on the ground. This is a critical time in the beef and forage production… Read more

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As livestock producers prepare for another grazing season, thoughts are often directed towards grass conditions, animal conditioning, and fence repair. An additional very important considerati… Read more

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Canadian Cattle on Feed numbers were released last week for April 1st data by Canfax. Canada’s placement data was similar to the U.S. showing a very strong placement month in March, up 44% com… Read more

In a previous article, I left you with a quick overview of the history of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program and the importance of the program today. In this article, I want to continue … Read more

The USDA NASS Cold Storage report released for the month of March indicates total red meat supplies remain tight at 969.3 million pounds, down 6.0% from March and 16.6% lower than a year ago. … Read more

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Rural landowners are often interested in raising livestock to slaughter for personal consumption, local marketing or for normal commodity markets. There are several options producers can use t… Read more

Last month Kenny, Josh, and I wrote about the challenges with making year-over-year comparisons to 2020. Comparisons will be based on periods in 2020 when COVID was having major impacts on the… Read more

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The Cattle on Feed report released last Friday showed a stark contrast to a year ago. The expectations were for sharply higher placements and higher marketings following the COVID-19 disruptio… Read more

Selecting new herd sires is an annual process for beef producers. But before attending any bull sales, or ordering any semen from an artificial insemination (AI) rep, take the time to read thr… Read more

Nitrate poisoning is something we think about with forages such as millet, oats, corn, sorghum, sudan, kochia and others that have been fertilized or if there is a drought, but water can also … Read more

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There’s nothing like green grass to remind many of us how much we love the livestock business. Amid market highs and lows, droughts, blizzards and floods, it is encouraging to remember how rel… Read more

No matter the circumstances, it seems that, for one reason or another, cattlemen end up with an orphaned calf or two every year. Read more