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Writer : Natalie Jones, IANR Media Lincoln, Nebraska, Sept. 14, 2020 — Range cattle spend most of their time grazing, ruminating, resting and watering. Using collars fitted with GPS and accelerometers, technology similar to that found in a Fitbit that collects data on movement patterns, University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers are tracking the movements and behavioral patterns of beef cattle and how they link to efficient beef…

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Fall Calving, Feeding Alternatives, Podcast Insights

Source : Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute Fall calving brings with it some advantages such as nice weather, dams in good body condition coming off of summer grazing and a more favorable marketing window for the calves at weaning. However, there are some drawbacks as well to include the potential for increased feed costs for lactating cows. Tune in to hear the beef cattle experts…

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NCBA On CFAP Round Two: President Trump Works Tirelessly For Our Nation’s Ranchers and Farmers

Read NCBA’s CFAP 2.0 FAQ NCBA this week released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that additional support would be made available to cattle producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). “We are pleased to see that USDA is using unspent funds in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to provide further relief to cattle producers who have…

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Reviews Mixed on Proposed Price Discovery Legislation

While the much of cattle industry is divided on mandatory requirements for a percentage of fat cattle to be sold on the cash market, a Nebraska senator took the topic to Capital Hill, introducing a bill on the matter. U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020 on September 22nd, suggesting the legislation would restore transparency and accountability in the cattle market by…

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Record Level of Prime Grading

By : Josh Maples, Assistant Professor & Extension EconomistDepartment if Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University The percentage of steer and heifer carcasses grading prime so far during 2020 has outpaced normal levels. The average percent prime for the first seven months of 2020 was 10.6 percent which is the highest January-July average on record and about two percent higher than during the first seven months of…

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