Daily Archives: April 25, 2019

R-CALF files historic lawsuit against “Big Four” meat packers

R-CALF files historic lawsuit against “Big Four” meat packers

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield News Network

R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard says their economic analysis suggests US cattle producers have paid the price for the actions of JBS, Cargill, Tyson, and National Beef Packing Company.  “The artificial depression caused by the packers conduct – that we are alleging – has reduced cattle prices by 7.9 percent per year beginning at least in January of 2015,” he says.  “And continuing through today.”

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Cattle preconditioning helps improve odds for return on investment

Cattle preconditioning helps improve odds for return on investment

Mary Hightower

High Plains Journal

Arkansas cattle producers looking to improve their return on investment should consider preconditioning calves before taking them to market, extension specialists told attendees at the recent Livestock and Forestry Station field day.

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Seasoned ranchers share how they survived the 80s

Seasoned ranchers share how they survived the 80s

Amanda Radke

Beef Magazine

Volatile markets, extreme weather conditions, rising input costs and record-high debt loads are placing pressure on young producers. Want to weather this economic downturn? Listen to the advice of these seasoned ranchers.

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Impact of slick hair trait on physiological and reproductive performance in beef heifers consuming ergot alkaloids

Impact of slick hair trait on physiological and reproductive performance in beef heifers consuming ergot alkaloids

Journal of Animal Science

Rebecca K Poole Thomas L Devine Kyle J Mayberry Joan H Eisemann Matt H Poore Nathan M Long Daniel H Poole

Fescue toxicosis is a multifaceted syndrome common in cattle grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the slick hair trait on physiological and reproductive parameters in heifers experiencing fescue toxicosis.

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Flooding in the Heartland: It’s Not Over

Flooding in the Heartland: It’s Not Over

Marjorie Kulba
AgDay

It’s been a little over a month since massive flooding hit the heartland and water levels continue to be an issue. “The Wall Street Journal” reports the Missouri River remains above flood stage in a 160 mile stretch from Nebraska City, Nebraska to St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Building consistency.

Building consistency.

Radale Tiner

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

As we go about our normal lives, we often look for consistency in the products we purchase. Whether we are buying a new truck or going out for dinner, we want a consistent product. If those products are not consistent in quality, we most likely will find a new supplier. In this article we are going to discuss how consistent our calves are as we start to market them.

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Florida cattle ranchers blame booming population, urban sprawl for dying industry

Florida cattle ranchers blame booming population, urban sprawl for dying industry

Elina Shirazi

Fox News

Cattle ranchers are often thought of in states like Texas and Oklahoma, but Florida has its own share of ranches. But now the ranchers in the Sunshine State say their 500-year-old industry that boasts over $1 billion worth of cattle meat and dairy across the globe is being pushed out by Florida’s ever-growing population.

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