Daily Archives: April 26, 2011



Ron said it was just one of those days. In fact, it was the day before the regular auction in Ft. Pierre, SD.

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Proper Donor Management Stimulates Production

Proper Donor Management Stimulates Production

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Our society is made up of different classes. What separates these classes? Is there some magical line that dictates where a person belongs? Do people have the right to earn a leg up and boost status?

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Wildfires Leave More than Ashes Behind

Wildfires Leave More than Ashes Behind

Kay Ledbetter

Beef Today

Across the state of Texas, it’s the same story over and over – the grass is gone, destroyed by fire, hay is short and soil moisture is almost non-existent.

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Getting Late Early? Is the price party nearly over for cattle producers?

Getting Late Early? Is the price party nearly over for cattle producers?

John Harrington


One sunny afternoon many years ago, either the Yankees or the Mets take the field in the bottom of the second. The game promises to be a classic pitching duel with opposing hurlers both capable of shutouts if not perfect games.

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Purdue Economist Predicts Five-Dollar Beef

Purdue Economist Predicts Five-Dollar Beef

Hoosier AG Today

  Purdue University Extension economist Dr. Chris Hurt says cattle prices have had a remarkable run to the upside with finished steers reaching the low $120s per hundredweight in early April.

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Why grass fed beef is a healthier choice than grain fed beef

Why grass fed beef is a healthier choice than grain fed beef

Stephanie Croom


You may have heard the recent hype over grass fed beef compared to grain fed beef.  There are many reasons people are making the switch from grain fed and finding grass fed to be the better option. 

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UT Beef and Forage Field Day set June 9

UT Beef and Forage Field Day set June 9

The Daily Times

With both production costs and consumer prices on the rise, there will be plenty of topics on the minds of beef cattle producers who attend the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s annual Beef and Forage Field Day.

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NCBA cautious about final dust policy assessment

NCBA cautious about final dust policy assessment

High Plains Journal

As anticipated, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Policy Assessment for the Review of the Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards. According to Tamara Thies, chief environmental counsel for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association(NCBA)

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Returns to a summer stocker operation

Returns to a summer stocker operation

Dillon M. Feuz

On a weekly basis, I utilize Nebraska feeder cattle auction price data for various weights of feeder steers; the current futures market for both Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle; and the present cost of gain based on current feed prices to project returns to backgrounding various weights of feeder steers and to finishing various weights of feeder steers.

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Test Your Vaccination Know-How

Test Your Vaccination Know-How

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Think you know everything there is to know about beef cattle vaccinations? Here’s a test.

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