While summer is winding down there is no shortage of things to keep a beef producer busy this time of year. Depending on the calving season of choice, we are either approaching fall calving or wrapping up the breeding season for some spring calving herds. There is still hay to be made and co… Read more

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Last week’s fed cattle slaughter was curtailed due to infrastructure issues at two separate packing plants. The steer and heifer head count on Wednesday was just 86,000 head, followed by 90,00… Read more

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The sideways trade in the fed cattle market continues as the weekly average price last week is yet again $123/cwt. This marks the 10th week in a row with live fed steer values averaging betwee… Read more

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March weather is typically bi-polar with indications of spring mixed with lingering winter blasts. This year’s version included a big winter storm and heavy snow from the Colorado Rockies acro… Read more

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By : Livestock Marketing Information Center The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) was… Read more

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By: Katelyn McCullock, Economist American Farm Bureau Federation Choice boxed beef continued its climb for the 4 week in a… Read more

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Angus producers knew they could create a brand of beef that would sell millions of pounds in a year. But… Read more

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By: Brenda Boetel, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls Futures ended last week down. April live cattle prices… Read more

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Many livestock operations should already be turning to their advisors for tips and strategies on how to reduce their operation’s… Read more

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On Friday we provided an overview of the changes in cattle numbers in key countries and the implications this had… Read more

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By: Matthew A. Diersen Last week I delivered a risk management presentation for cattle producers interested in livestock insurance. Initially… Read more