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

Winter in South Dakota is often not for the faint of heart, especially for livestock producers. The good news is that eventually there will be some signs of spring. The bad news is we there ar… Read more

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The latest Cattle on Feed report was released this past Friday. Included in this report were placements and marketings for December 2020 and the on-feed total for January 1, 2021. The biggest … Read more

Last week, effective January 4, 2021, the RMA began using new updated yields for the calculation of the beef cutout. The boxed beef cutout values for a carcass basis are calculated from the se… Read more

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Teenage pregnancy in a herd of cattle is never a good thing. But teenage pregnancy in a pen at a feedyard can quickly turn into disaster. Not knowing what a heifer is bred to, when she will ca… Read more

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Feeding cattle in the winter is not for the faint of heart, especially in South Dakota. Frigid temperatures combined with wind, snow and ice test every aspect of animal husbandry in the quest … Read more

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) results from the mixture of host (calf) susceptibility, pathogens (viral and bacterial) and the environment to cause disease. Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurel… Read more

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Late fall is known as a difficult time to buy feeder calves due to major health challenges. Weather is often blamed but is just one of many risk factors that play a role in Bovine Respiratory … Read more

Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about during the annual North Dakota State Uni… Read more

A question was asked a couple of weeks ago concerning if now was a good time to put cattle in the feedlot. This is a question that should be asked frequently, because it is a difficult questio… Read more

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Spot cattle and boxed beef prices were highly divergent last week. Support to the live cattle side had been built on positive COVID-19 vaccine news and resulting equity market upticks spilling… Read more

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Demand drivers. Even without a worldwide pandemic, economic shutdowns and disruptions in food processing, Dan Basse would have covered demand drivers at the 15th annual Feeding Quality Forum. Read more

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Cattle are creatures of habit. Delivering an accurate ration across the entire bunk every feeding is often overlooked but provides the consistency that they crave. When feeding cattle a total … Read more

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It’s that time of year when spring calves are being weaned. What you do the following hours and days will have a tremendous impact on how well those calves perform. Getting them started on the… Read more

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Feedlot Forum 2021 is set for January 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Terrace View Event Center, Sioux Center, IA Read more

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Opportunity for a bottom line filled with pounds and premiums By Abbie Burnett Would you rather have AC or heat?… Read more