Daily Archives: March 7, 2012

Important to Prepare Bulls for Breeding Season

Important to Prepare Bulls for Breeding Season

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS

Cattle Today

About this time of the year, many producers are well into their calving season and many have already begun turning bulls back out with groups of cows to begin the breeding part of their program.

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Bulls with numbers becoming more common

Bulls with numbers becoming more common


Do the bulls you are using or plan to buy have numbers on them?

"Your bulls may not have numbers printed on their side, but hopefully their breeder has provided their numbers to you," said Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Ten steps to renewing your pasture after a drought.

Ten steps to renewing your pasture after a drought.

Kasey Miller

Angus Journal

‘In the last 10 to 15 years, the vast majority of cattle producers have been affected by drought. It’s an issue we can’t ignore; it won’t go away,” says Jerry Volesky, range and forage specialist from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL).

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Detailed Records Add Value

Detailed Records Add Value

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

New ownership and new management meant opportunity to Kris Wilson. As he stepped in as general manager of the iconic Bell Ranch, in northeastern New Mexico, in late 2010, Wilson focused on setting new procedures into the system to gain more efficiency.

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Cow and Calf Care: Early weaning has benefits

Cow and Calf Care: Early weaning has benefits


Country World News

According to Texas AgriLife Extension Beef Cattle Specialist Dr. Jason Banta, cattle producers should be thinking seriously about early weaning this year due to the effects and stress of the drought on cattle, and the raised cost and scarcity of quality forages.

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Certified Angus Beef Premiums at Seven Year High

Certified Angus Beef Premiums at Seven Year High


Demand for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand surged higher in 2011, which helps explain a 40% jump in packer-reported CAB grid premiums. Licensed packers paid owners of CAB-accepted finished cattle $32.3 million last year, compared to almost $23 million in 2010, according to February reports. That does not include related premiums paid for Choice and Prime grades.

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How Much Is A Good Bull Worth?

How Much Is A Good Bull Worth?

Troy Marshall           


When you put economic parameters to EPDs with today’s prices and feed costs, there should be more price spread on bulls than there actually is.

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Mont. cattle producers profiting from exporting

Mont. cattle producers profiting from exporting


His fellow Americans eat a billion fewer pounds of beef a year than they did at the start of the Great Recession, but Shawmut cowboy Jim Taber isn’t rattled.

Cattle prices have never been higher. Ranchers are eyeing business expansion, while their Main Street counterparts struggle. The reason for Taber’s optimism? Exports.

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Market Changes Bring Opportunity … But You Have To Pay Attention

Market Changes Bring Opportunity … But You Have To Pay Attention

Lorie Woodward Cantu

The Cattleman

Stocker cattle management is fraught with risk. Stocker operators have to contend with weather, animal health, input availability and costs, and market volatility.

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Status Quo and Future Projection of China’s Beef Market

Status Quo and Future Projection of China’s Beef Market

PR Newswire

US renowned growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan issued a research report in February, 2012, believing that China’s beef market has a fairly bright future.

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