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USDA HALTS IMPORTS OF BRAZILIAN BEEF

U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue announced yesterday (6/22) USDA is suspending fresh beef imports from Brazil due to recurring concerns…

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The impact of China on U.S. cattle and beef markets

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   Step one of U.S. beef exports to…

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Corrected Pre-June 30 Corn Stocks report from Price Futures

Click link below for report   Price Group – Pre June 30 Corn Stock Update 6.15.17

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Cow / Calf Corner

Heritability estimates of fertility in replacement heifers

By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist   With the on-going debate about heifer development strategies,…

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Kansas State University hosts inaugural conference for rural veterinary practitioners

‘Preparing for Disease Challenges’ looked at contingency plans   MANHATTAN, Kan. – An inaugural event in Manhattan helped educate rural…

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Five tips to help your calves beat summer’s heat

As temperatures rise, watch calves closely for early signs of dehydration.   Chilton, Wis. – As summer heats up, you…

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Stocker Special

Heat Mitigation Awareness and Strategies for Beef Producers

Iowa State Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell has this reminder for beef producers to prepare for extreme heat conditions. AMES,…

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Managing Stable Flies on Pastured Cattle

By Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension Educator – Livestock Entomology Stable fly injury to livestock is brought about in a number…

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Modified Distillers Grains Fed to Yearlings can Stretch Summer Grass and Improve Gains

Ethanol co-products such as modified distillers grains plus solubles can be a cost effective fiber based protein and energy source…

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Feedlot Focus

Heat Stress Preparations for Feedlot Cattle

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Summer heat waves pose a serious danger to cattle in feedlots.   “Not only is there elevated risk…

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Profit Tip: Feed Additives

Reference : Rob Eirich, Nebraska Extension Educator, Director of Beef Quality Assurance, University of Nebraska – Lincoln   When profit…

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3 Checks for Colony Forming Units in Silage Inoculants

Every time forage is ensiled, there is a microscopic war between “good” bacteria that can create high-quality silage and “bad”…

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Market Reports

Company News

CLAAS Receives Gold Level Recognition

OMAHA, Neb. — June 21, 2017 — CLAAS of America recently received Gold Level Recognition in the Equipment Dealers Association’s (EDA)…

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NEW Heat Stress Alert Weather Tracking Program from Balchem

New Hampton, New York (June 19, 2017) – Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC), the global leader in choline chloride and precision release nutrient technologies,…

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ADM Enters Specialty Feed Ingredient Collaboration with Anco

DECATUR, Illinois, June 14, 2017—Archer Daniels Midlands Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it has entered into a strategic collaboration…

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Marketing & Management

Don’t forget to include animals when preparing for emergencies

Writer: Paul Schattenberg   COLLEGE STATION — June is National Pet Preparedness Month, providing an opportunity for people to learn…

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Can storage of vaccine affect its efficacy?

By : Gant Mourer, Beef Value Enhancement Specialist Oklahoma State University   Respiratory disease in cattle also known as BRD,…

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Five Things to Improve your Quicken Record Keeping

By Jessica Groskopf, NE Extension Educator While it’s still fresh in your mind, now is the time to make changes…

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Beef News

Japanese Media Tour Wyoming Ranches to Learn About Beef

On June 4, Japanese magazine editors toured the King Ranch near Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the Y6 Ranch of Cattlemen’s Beef…

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