Feedlot Focus

COVID-19 Coverage for Cattle Feeders

Courtesy of Texas Cattle Feeders Association Ongoing efforts are in motion surrounding COVID-19 effects on the beef industry. TCFA will work to keep you informed as the situation continues to evolve. The CME Group took emergency action this week to expand the March 2020 Feeder Cattle futures contract price limits to $10 for Tuesday, Wednesday…

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What’s in the Stimulus Package for Beef Producers?

Courtesy of Texas Cattle Feeders Association The Senate and the House passed, and President Trump signed into law Phase 3 of the Coronavirus Relief Package. The bill provides USDA with $9.5 billion in funding to provide support for agricultural producers impacted by coronavirus, including livestock producers, dairy and specialty crop producers. Additionally, the bill replenishes…

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CAB Insider & Market Update

MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra March 25, 2020 Beef market conditions in the past two weeks have responded with tremendous force in the wake of COVID-19 as U.S. consumer buying at retail escalated to a frenzy. Fear of food shortages is a very real phenomenon for the public, as shoppers come face to face with…

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Slow Is Fast

Cattle Handling and Injury Prevention by Ki Fanning, Ph.D., PAS   Cattle handling is an everyday activity in most feedlots, and can either be a low stress and relatively easy task or a high stress, unpleasant event for both cattle and their handlers. The more stressful cattle handling is, the more dangerous of a work…

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Why Does Particle Size Impact the Digestibility of Forages?

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