Industry News

Exactly What Feedyards Want

Grid, pen closeouts show contrasting values. by STEVE SUTHER, Certified Angus Beef LLC Some cattle grow like weeds; some hit the high-grade targets. Some do both, some neither. That’s the way it goes in the world of commodity cattle. But cattle can be so much more, adding profit throughout the supply chain. “Cattle that grow fast and grade well create exceptional value and profit potential at…

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Feeding forum finds way forward

By Miranda Reiman From drought and high feed prices to the shrinking cowherd and beef demand, there’s been a lot weighing on cattle feeders’ minds lately. Producers gathered at last week’s Feeding Quality Forum in Grand Island, Neb., and Amarillo, Texas, to discuss these topics and get ideas for dealing with the ongoing industry challenges. The seventh annual meetings were co-sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, Purina…

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Beef Flavor Research: Consumer Changes from 2005 to 2012

The beef checkoff has continuous interest in conducting research among U.S. consumers to better understand preparation methods and flavors used in beef preparation. Given the changing nature of availability of foods and preferences, the beef checkoff has been tracking these consumption patterns. Research was conducted in 2002, 2005 and again in 2012. This year’s data shows: In 2012, respondents are eating the same amount of lunches…

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Gallagher Weigh Up Challenge

Educating cattle producers on the benefits of livestock weighing is important to Gallagher so they’ve introduced an online challenge to test a producer’s knowledge. Known as the Gallagher Weigh Up Challenge, participants can register online and then provide weight estimates for three ‘online’ animals. Once the weight estimates have been registered the actual weights are revealed along with cost estimates for overdosing based on the participant’s…

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Eng to be honored for contributions to feedlot industry

A dedicated professional and an industry supporter, Kenneth Eng has spent his entire life working for the betterment of the livestock industry. For his accomplishments as a feedyard nutritionist and consultant, as well as his contributions to the cattle business, the sponsors of the Feeding Quality Forum present Dr. Ken with the Industry Achievement Award. Eng was one of the early feedyard nutritionists, beginning his consulting…

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