Industry News

RED MEAT EXPORTS SET RECORDS IN 2017

Courtesy of kla.org   U.S. beef and pork exports had a record-breaking year in 2017, according to the U.S. Meat…

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2018 cattle and beef markets off to a good start

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   In January, Choice Retail beef prices were…

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Cattlemen Applaud Introduction of Strong Bipartisan Bill in U.S. Senate to Prevent Farms, Ranches From Being Regulated Like Toxic Superfund Sites

Ten Republicans, Ten Democrats Join Together As Initial Co-Sponsors on Fischer-Donnelly FARM Act WASHINGTON (Feb. 13, 2018) – The National…

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  Cow / Calf Corner

Scrotal Frostbite Can Hinder Fertility

By : HEATHER SMITH THOMAS     Cold windy weather is hard on cattle, and bulls may suffer scrotal frostbite.…

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BeefTalk: Finding the Right Cow Size is Not Simple

By :  Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service The beef industry has tremendous potential for growth within individual cattle.…

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Cold Stress in Calves

By : HEATHER SMITH THOMAS     Calves born in cold weather suffer adverse effects if they don’t get right…

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  Stocker Special

Consider Your Options: Graze-out vs. Harvesting Wheat

By : MYRIAH JOHNSON, PH.D., AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS CONSULTANT, NOBLE FOUNDATION   As we move into 2018, it will soon be…

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A Little Background May Help

By : Justin Sexten, Ph.D., Director, CAB Supply Development   Let’s say you weaned calves last fall but didn’t sell.…

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  Feedlot Focus

On-Arrival Vaccination vs Delayed Vaccination

By : JILL J. DUNKEL In high risk calves, research shows delayed vaccination strategies could trigger an improved immune response…

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WHY Antibiotics Fail Hint: It’s probably not the drug’s fault

By : Michelle Arnold, DVM, DABVP Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky   Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) continues to be…

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Hospital Systems

By : Heather Smith Thomas   Good hospital pens are crucial for effective, efficient treatment of sick cattle to get…

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  Upcoming Events

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LSU AgCenter leadership program accepting applications

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
Tue 20

February Ag Law and Ag Finance Clinics

February 15 @ 8:00 am - February 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 20

Using water efficiently: Central Plains Irrigation Conference set for Feb. 20-21

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  Market Reports

  Company News

Select Your Trace Mineral Source to Maximize Vitamin Activity

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Feb. 07, 2018 – When it comes to maximizing vitamin activity in animal rations, not all trace minerals…

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Small Machines. Big Impact: John Deere Launches Second Annual Community Enhancement Contest

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 23, 2018) — Building upon the success of last year’s contest, John Deere today launched its second…

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Merck Animal Health Introduces BANAMINE® TRANSDERMAL (flunixin transdermal solution)

First and Only FDA Approved Drug for Controlling Pain in Cattle   MADISON, N.J., January 31, 2018 – Merck Animal…

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  Marketing & Management

Drought requires immediate action; resources available

Farmers and ranchers should match expected forage production and water quantity with animal demand, which may lead to destocking of…

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Temperature Swings Offer Seeding Opportunity

By : Chris Penrose, OSU Extension, Morgan Co. and Gary Wilson, retired Hancock Co. Ag Educator   If you don’t…

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SUPERVISOR COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION

By : Don Tyler Many ag operations have grown significantly during the last several years, and as this growth has…

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  Beef News

CattleFax elects 2018 Officers, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

CENTENNIAL, COLO. (February 15, 2018) –Dale Smith, a cattle producer from Amarillo, Texas, was elected 2018 President of CattleFax at…

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SURVEY INDICATES INCREASED SUPPORT FOR BEEF CHECKOFF

Courtesy of kla.org   The latest national cattle producer attitude survey showed 74% approve of the beef checkoff, up five…

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