MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra December 4, 2019 Cattle feeders took a firmer grip on the rope last week with a cash fed cattle price more than $2/cwt. higher than the week prior, although that detail is lost in the pricing table due to rounding. While negotiated cash volume was light, packer demand remains decent.…Read More
By : Jiehua Xiong and Jana Gramkow, Ph.D., Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. With another winter right around the corner, it is a good idea to revisit how cold temperatures and moisture can impact cattle performance so that you can be prepared to minimize the downside effects of winter weather conditions. Two of the biggest…Read More
BROOKINGS, S.D. – An environmental training session for operators of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) will be held December 11 at the Crossroads Convention Center in Huron. Specialists from SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will be conducting the training. In Spring of 2017, the…Read More
MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra November 20, 2019 The fed cattle market average last week was steady on the week prior with a $115/cwt. average on a live basis and $181/cwt. dressed. Throughput in the packing sector was exceptional again with a 657K head total federally inspected harvest. One should briefly pause to realize that…Read More
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