Stocker Special

There’s time to grow more feed!

By: Stan Smith, OSU Extension, Fairfield County and Allen Gahler, Extension Educator, Sandusky County Oats planted soon on available acres have plenty of time to become high quality feed! It’s not often we talk about forage shortages and above normal precipitation in the same breath. Regardless, that’s exactly where we are now throughout Ohio. Over…

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Grazing/Harvesting Rule Change to Benefit Producers

Courtesy of: NDSU Agriculture Communication – July 8, 2019 The USDA is allowing producers to graze, hay or cut cover crops on prevented-planting acres beginning Sept. 1. Changes in federal grazing and harvesting rules on prevented-planting acres could help North Dakota livestock producers replenish forage supplies or at least offset shortages in perennial forage production,…

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Finding a Bottom Through Grains and Holiday Meat Demand

By: Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor & Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Nearby and deferred live and feeder cattle contracts settled up this past week. The nearby August feeder cattle contract settled at 138.825 up nearly $7 from the contract low 10 days ago. The nearby August live cattle contract…

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A Guide to Reduce Heat Stress in Stocker Operations

Courtesy of   As cattle producers, when the temperature rises, you begin to feel the pressure of keeping the herd healthy and efficient. The warmer it gets outside, the more your herd runs the risk of decreased performance, increased sickness and ultimately economic losses. And when you put yourself in the shoes of the…

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Lincoln, Neb., June 17, 2019 — A July 12 meeting and ranch tour near Burwell will focus on key components of business success for stocker/yearling operators. Market conditions, risk management and marketing strategy will be highlighted during the event hosted by Nebraska Extension. The morning program will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. CT at…

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