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MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra July 1, 2020 In the past few weeks the fed cattle market has brought to fruition the results many suppliers have been bracing for. The slippery descending slope from record cutout values has developed into a further weakening of fed cattle prices. Packer profits have also adjusted much lower from…

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Predicting late day feedyard deads

Increasing scientific evidence points to Ethyl carbamate (EC)—a common toxin found in fermented feeds—as a probable key contributor to late-day feedlot mortality. “As the body metabolizes EC, the metabolites slowly build up throughout the body, targeting lung, liver, bone, and immune tissue,” says Scott Crain, DVM, technical services veterinarian with Omni Animal Health. “In short,…

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Sign Up Available for Virtual Feedlot Short Course, July 16

BROOKINGS,S.D. – SDSU Extension will be hosting a seven-week virtual Feedlot Short Course beginning on July 16. The program is scheduled to run each Thursday from July 16 through August 27, at 12:30 p.m. CDT.  “Rather than contend with the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and hosting in-person events, this year we are holding the event as a…

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SILAGE-MAKING PRIORITIES

BY DR. KEITH BOLSEN AND JILL J. DUNKEL While the spring forages have already been ensiled, alfalfa, corn, sorghum, and high moisture corn will be headed to the silage pits soon at many feedyards and cattle operations. Dr. Keith Bolsen, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University, has been working with silage for 50 years and shares…

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Bunk Management; Impacts Animal Performance and Health

Feedbunk management plays an important role in both animal performance and preventing acidosis in the feedyard. During the first session of the 2020 Ohio Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management School that was hosted by the OSU Extension Beef Team,  Dr. Francis Fluharty, Ohio State University Professor Emeritus and current Professor and Head of the Department…

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