Archive for September 2015

Fenceline low stress weaning

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Spring calving herds across the Midwest and Southwest will soon be planning to wean the calves.  Some producers may wean the calves from young or thin cows during September in order to regain some body condition before winter adds to the nutrient requirements.  However, many…

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Fed cattle market purge continues

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Fed cattle prices dropped over $9.00/cwt last week to about $125/cwt.  Prices for pens over 80 percent Choice made up most of the volume and had a lower average price than lower grading pens of cattle. This has been the situation for several days…

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Michelin Introduces Four New Farm Tires

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 1, 2015 — MICHELIN® Agricultural tires is launching four new tires for tractors, sprayers, harvesting equipment and large implements in North America, as well as an industry-first satisfaction guarantee on the well-known Ultraflex line and a new mobile app that calculates the proper air pressure for tractor tires. Also on display during…

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Grain Analysis Suprised

By: Luke Schwieterman, President, Schwieterman Inc. In the August Supply and Demand report, the USDA did what the USDA does best confuse everyone. Expectations of analysts going into the report were for reduced corn acres and reduced yields. USDA left acres unchanged and increased yield by two bushels an acre from the July report. Yield…

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Increased value of pasture could lower grocery prices

By: Jason Vance COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cattle expansion may boost pasture values but move beef prices lower. The 2015 Missouri Farm Land Values Opinion Survey says grassland prices have moved higher and the expectation is for pasture values to continue rising in 2016, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain. While the survey…

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Are the bulls ready for the fall breeding season?

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist The fall breeding season is about two months away.  If you have not assessed your bull battery recently, time is running out.  Contact your local large animal veterinarian and make arrangements to see that your bulls of all ages pass a breeding soundness exam.  Late…

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The growing fed cattle market predicament

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialis The September Cattle on Feed report showed August placements at 95 percent of last year and the lowest August placement level in the current cattle on feed data series back to 1996. The placement total was below pre-report estimates and may provide a bit…

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