This visual aims to underline the importance of understanding the treatment success of your bovine respiratory disease (BRD) treatment protocol. Data are from 14 U.S. feedlots from 2018-2021 and only include cattle diagnosed with BRD at each treatment. The top bar represents all animals that… 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

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The time has arrived to plan for controlling summer fly populations. Adequate fly control programs are multi-faceted, systematic, and, in addition to directly enhancing cattle performance, can… Read more

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Nothing is more aggravating for feedlot pen riders than witnessing a crowd of finishing steers milling about and taking turns riding a stressed and fatigued animal amidst a dust storm of their… Read more

In the middle of winter, most of us yearn for longer days and more sunshine. As temperatures increase and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors expand, we find ourselves doing more and more outs… Read more

The USDA Cattle on Feed report was recently released which set total inventory levels on February 1, in feedlots of +1,000 head capacity, at 12.106 million head, 1.5% (178,000 head) above a ye… Read more