Industry News

Cattle on Feed

By : Brenda Boetel, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls The USDA released the latest Cattle on Feed report on March 20. Overall the report was neutral, and there were only slight deviations from the analyst’s expectations for the report. Cattle and calves on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on March 1, 2020. This…

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Generational Perceptions about Meat

Baby Boomers have different perceptions about buying meat than younger generations.  Based on a recent white paper, Generational Shifts, boomers believe that meat should be “kept on hand”. Since 2017, U.S. consumers spend more money in foodservice establishments such as restaurants, schools and gas stations than in retail grocery stores.  Choices about what to eat are expanding into animal production methods as we balance our diets and develop…

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Auction Market Owners Share Issues With Lawmakers

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Greatest Changes in the Beef Industry

On the 100th podcast, hear the team of experts share what they see as the greatest changes in the beef industry during their lifetime. From long-acting antibiotics to genomics to advances in technology, these are just some of the topics discussed. They also projected what future advancements they anticipate seeing. 2:00 Contracted tendons in calves 4:08 Separate replacements from herd 10:10 Accounting for depreciation in a…

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Lots of Supplies Amid Market Turmoil

By : David P. Anderson, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Cattle and calf prices, futures markets, cutout prices, and provide many great topics for discussion. This week we’ll focus on beef supplies. It just so happens that in today’s volatile market large amounts of beef (and pork and poultry) are available. With just 2 days left in the first quarter of 2020,…

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