Feedlot Focus

CAB Insider and Market Update

By Paul Dykstra December 18, 2019 Cash fed cattle prices remained firmer last week with instances of $120/cwt. live trade in Iowa, while eastern Nebraska saw the top end of $190/cwt. dressed, resulting in a weekly live average of $119/cwt. Two weeks ago the federally inspected 679K head total harvest was the largest since 2011.…

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Assessing Your Feedlot; Does it meet industry expectations?

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CAB Insider & Market Update

MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra December 4, 2019 Cattle feeders took a firmer grip on the rope last week with a cash fed cattle price more than $2/cwt. higher than the week prior, although that detail is lost in the pricing table due to rounding. While negotiated cash volume was light, packer demand remains decent.…

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Winter Effects on Cattle Performance

By : Jiehua Xiong and Jana Gramkow, Ph.D., Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. With another winter right around the corner, it is a good idea to revisit how cold temperatures and moisture can impact cattle performance so that you can be prepared to minimize the downside  effects of winter weather conditions. Two of the biggest…

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Training to be held on December 11

BROOKINGS, S.D. – An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) will be held December 11 at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. Specialists from SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be conducting the training. In Spring of 2017, the…

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