Feedlot Focus

Using High Quality Alfalfa in Growing and Finishing Rations

Written by: Bill Halfman, UW Extension Agriculture Agent, Monroe County, article also appeared in Wisconsin Agriculturist magazine and website. Discussions with cattle feeders on growing and finishing rations often revolve around corn silage, grain, and co-product feeds like distiller’s grains or other grain processing feedstuffs. I also often hear folks make comments that beef cattle…

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Adding Value to Soybeans Through Cattle

By : Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of iGrow.org   Does feeding whole soybeans to growing or finishing cattle make economic sense? In nearly all cases the answer has been a clear “No”, especially with the widespread adoption of distillers grains as a source of supplemental protein…

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 3, 2018) —The 10th annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet will be held on January 29, 2019 in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans. The event will feature the announcement of the newest inductees of the Hall of Fame.The Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame…

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Market Update

by Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef     Last week’s fed cattle market was steady on the week prior, just under $111/cwt. Finished cattle supplies in Nebraska and Iowa, more plentiful than in the south, moved to Kansas to even that out. Steer carcass weights were even with a year ago and continue to indicate we have…

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Fall feeder cattle market situation

By : Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist   Winter wheat pasture continues to develop rapidly in Oklahoma.  Some pasture will be ready for grazing in the next few weeks.  As a result strong stocker cattle demand is evident.  Despite a 32 percent year over year increase in combined auction volume…

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