Although the U.S. restaurant industry has shown remarkable resiliency, a new report from the NPD Group indicates they still have a long road ahead to get back to pre-pandemic levels. Restaurants lost as much as 35% of visits at the beginning of the pandemic. Read more

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So, you’re headed to Nashville. Maybe you’ve been there before. Maybe this is your first trip. Either way, there is practically no end to the fun and entertainment that can be found in Music City. Read more

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Rabies is usually associated with dogs or bats, but it also can develop insidiously in a variety of mammals. Rabies in livestock, such as cattle, may be rare, but its ability to spread through… Read more

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The June 30 USDA NASS March Prospective Plantings report updated acreage expectations for the upcoming 2021/22 crop year. Principal crop acres were pegged at 317.2 million acres, an increase o… Read more

The addition of any new animal creates the potential for introduction of disease into the resident herd. One way to help prevent new disease introduction is by working with a veterinarian to d… Read more

Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according to an expert. Read more

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USDA ERS released the estimates for beef trade during the month of May on July 6th. The export data show a sharp increase as compared to the pandemic-disrupted levels from a year ago. Read more

Mineral nutrition is complex, with different macro minerals (required as percentage of diet) and micro minerals (required in ppm of diet) that are of concern. Our forages also do not stay the … Read more

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There are several ways to manage price risk when marketing cattle. Some producers spread out sale dates, while others use forward contracts. Some prefer the use of futures and options, and sti… Read more

With summer in full gear it is a good time to evaluate how your fly control program is working. When horn fly numbers are greater than 200 flies per animal we see significant production losses… Read more

Retail meat price data was recently release for the month of June. Beef and pork prices remain well above typical levels while chicken prices continued to moderate lower. Pork prices have been… Read more

Beef is the protein 46% of consumers are most likely to order on their next foodservice trip. “Consumers missed going to a restaurant and sitting down to eat that incredible steak, so they lea… Read more

U.S. Premium Beef (USPB) has been selected as the 2021 Don L. Good Impact Award recipient. The award, presented by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, is named in honor of Good, who is a … Read more

Occasionally the question of whether creep feeding is a cost-effective practice comes up. The simple answer for commercial cow/calf operations is “not in most circumstances”. This is particula… Read more

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Last week our colleague David Anderson at Texas A&M wrote an article that provided an update on cow slaughter and cull cow markets. You can read his article here. This week, I thought I wo… Read more

Annual forages are a useful tool to help manage risk. From a crop management standpoint, they can be used to manage erosion risk and build more resilient soil profiles. From a livestock manage… Read more