Archive for September 2012

Creative cutting keeps consumers

Take it or leave it. Too often, that’s the attitude the beef industry has taken with its customers, but in an effort to retain and grow demand, a third option has emerged. It’s a “we’ll help you deal with it” kind of approach, said Phil Bass, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) meat scientist at the…

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Market Notes: Protect Your Risk

By Luke Schwieterman The Cattle on Feed report this month was as expected by analysts. 101% on feed, 89% placements and 100% marketed. The most outstanding news is short bought packers are paying up for limited cattle supplies. In the last three weeks we’ve seen cash cattle price rise seven dollars and expect a couple…

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Angus VNR: Corn, beef prices to go higher

Dan Basse, Ag Resource Company, talks about this year's corn crop and what that means to cattle producers. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association.

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Exactly What Feedyards Want

Grid, pen closeouts show contrasting values. by STEVE SUTHER, Certified Angus Beef LLC Some cattle grow like weeds; some hit the high-grade targets. Some do both, some neither. That’s the way it goes in the world of commodity cattle. But cattle can be so much more, adding profit throughout the supply chain. “Cattle that grow…

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Importance of Pre-arrival Management Practices to Operators of Large U.S. Feedlots

Condensed by Steve Boyles, OSU Beef Extension Specialist Pre-arrival management practices can help reduce death loss and cattle sickness in feedlots. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) conducted the Feedlot 2011 study, an in-depth look at large feedlots (1,000 head or more capacity) in 12 States. Large feedlots accounted for…

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Feeding forum finds way forward

By Miranda Reiman From drought and high feed prices to the shrinking cowherd and beef demand, there’s been a lot weighing on cattle feeders’ minds lately. Producers gathered at last week’s Feeding Quality Forum in Grand Island, Neb., and Amarillo, Texas, to discuss these topics and get ideas for dealing with the ongoing industry challenges.…

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Rain raises wheat pasture prospects for stocker cattle

By Derrel S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Much of the drought-stricken plains received some rain the past ten days, with a broad swath of the state receiving significant rain this past weekend. Recent rain totals vary from less than one inch up to about three inches. Moisture combined with cooler temperatures…

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