Feedlot Focus

When gain lags, unlock its potential by monitoring feed intake

Simple observations and strategies can help turn around results — and profit   When average daily gain (ADG) fails to meet expectations, it’s crucial for feedlot managers and nutritionists to gather clues from feed intake. This will inform strategies that improve performance and ultimately help make decisions that offer the potential for an improved bottom line.…

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training in Huron June 26, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. – An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), is set for June 26, 2019 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center (100 Fourth St. S.W.). Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. To cover the cost of the event, registration is $50 and includes lunch, breaks and training materials.  The program…

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Progressive limit feeding to maximize profit in the feedlot

By : Bruce M Hannon and Michael R Murphy, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Society of Animal Science   Abstract Our objective was to examine the potential of limit feeding that keeps a previously growing animal at a constant size (termed progressive limit feeding) to maximize profit using a 3D surface…

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Lameness Exams in Feedlot Cattle

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CAB Insider – Market Updates

The federally inspected cattle harvest last week was larger again with 643,000 head, up 2,000 from the week prior and 15,000 more than a year ago. Fed cattle supply and demand is balanced for the moment with a YTD increase in fed cattle harvest of 1%. Fed cattle prices were also relatively stable last week,…

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