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Fed cattle prices remain locked within a range of $120 to $125/cwt in what has become an extremely long 16-week period. The fact of the matter is that market-ready steers and heifers have, in … Read more

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Mycoplasma bovis has been around long enough that feedlot folks know a lot about it—but are still frustrated because it can quietly attack the lungs of healthy-appearing cattle. They seem ok, … Read more

Producers who raise both corn and cattle have the option of harvesting some or all of their corn acres as a high-moisture grain crop to be marketed through cattle. There are several advantages… Read more

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Valuing corn silage correctly can be challenging under normal conditions because of variations in dry matter content and nutrient composition. Drought conditions magnify those challenges simpl… Read more

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Friday, August 20th brings the next USDA Cattle on Feed report fewer placements, marketings, and cattle on feed than a year ago. The report will have some implications for beef production in c… Read more

In November 2020 the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released the Cattle Industry Feedyard Audit, a standardized comprehensive industry feedyard audit tool based on the sound science and… Read more

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Last week Kenny summarized the July cattle inventory report that was released on July 23. That same day, USDA also released the July cattle on feed report. July 1 on feed inventories and June … Read more

In the U.S., economic losses from heat stress in fed cattle were estimated more than $365 million over the summer heat season. That estimate is from 17 years ago. Currently, it is probably clo… Read more

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As grain and commodity prices shoot up, beef producers begin to look for other feedstuffs to find bargains. In many cases, there are no bargains to be found as commodity brokers know the value… Read more

Foot rot is an infectious disease of cattle, causing swelling and lameness in at least one foot. The associated lameness often leads to decreased appetite and overall performance. It is not un… Read more

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After a year of virtual events, the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand will host the 16th annual Feeding Quality Forum in Fort Collins, Colo., August 24-25. Read more

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Weekly slaughter head counts are the key data points gauging feedyard currentness and record boxed beef values this spring. Outcomes in those two metrics, while both dependent on slaughter rat… Read more

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Fed cattle prices have seen little change since the last edition of the CAB Insider, with the most recent two weeks averaging $119/cwt. With no tie to cutout values, the spot market for fed ca… Read more

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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

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