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Beef Nutrition Research Showcase Set for Dec. 4 in Ames

Nutritional research related to receiving and finishing cattle will be featured at the showcase . AMES, Iowa – The 2019 Beef Nutrition Research Showcase, set for Wednesday, December 4, features a variety of topics presented by eight Iowa State University speakers, all with an eye on practical research and market information. It’s presented by Iowa…

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Feeding Value of Light Test Weight Corn

By : Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate Producing corn in the Northern Plains can often be challenging. Weather variability and environmental stress can derail the best laid plans. Whether due to planting delays, cooler than normal growing season, or unexpectedly early frost, stress factors sometimes result in crops that do not meet…

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Feed Bunk Management

Warren Rusche SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate When it comes to nutritional management of growing and finishing cattle, the scientific aspects tend to get the most attention. Hours are spent getting the formulations right and debating the merits of different ingredients and additives. In truth, feeding cattle successfully is as much art and judgment…

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Ethanol Movements Impact Distiller Grains as an Input to Cattle Feeding

By : Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor & Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Much of this past crop year has focused on the larger than normal uncertainty of supply in the grain markets due to delayed planting, slow crop progress, and prevent planting acres. As the supply of corn decreases…

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CAB Insider & Market Updates

MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra From a seller’s perspective, the fed-cattle trade continues to improve, with last week’s numbers making it the third straight week of higher prices since September 9th. Feeders gained a tighter grip on the trade with each passing day last week. Earlier sales in Kansas/Texas were made at $106/cwt. before giving…

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