Feedlot Focus

Angus VNR: A report card from the feedyard

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MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra January 15, 2020 The fed cattle market continued on the same track last week remaining at $124/cwt. Fed cattle prices have now increased for 18 straight weeks basis the USDA 5-area Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle report. The run has seen prices improve by 25% since the annual low of…

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Angus VNR: When are cattle done?

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NDSU Feedlot School Set for Jan. 22-23

Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, manure management and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University Feedlot School set for Jan. 22-23, 2020, at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center. “Feeding cattle is a decades-old business with lots…

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Achieving optimal feed intake with bunks

By : Pete Anderson, former Extension beef cattle specialist and Dan O’Connor, former graduate student, Courtesy of University of Minnesota Extension Quick facts Maintain adequate bunk space and use the entire bunk. Feed at the same time each day, matching feed offered to feed consumed. Don’t increase and change the diet on the same day.…

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