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Advice for Expansion-Minded Cattle Producers By: 03/11/2015 @ 12:20pm

Finally, last month it happened: The beef cow herd expanded. The January 1 USDA cattle inventory report says cow numbers were up by 2% from the year before, to 29.7…

“Bird Flu” Confirmed in MN Commercial Turkey Flock By: 03/06/2015 @ 12:35pm

According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)…

Are We Seeing the "Greatest Collapse of Hog Prices Ever"? By: 03/03/2015 @ 3:52pm

Prices are rapidly rolling from record-high prices in 2014 –- driven by massive PEDv death rumors-turned-reality –-…

Replace Toxic Fescue While Beef Prices Are Up -- MU Extension By: 02/24/2015 @ 10:58am

Seed costs of nontoxic fescue may seem daunting in troubling times, but good cattle prices now may make it the perfect time to replace that cheaper, toxic fescue.“Replant pastures when prices rise, or you…

Mad Cow Strikes Again in Canada By: 02/16/2015 @ 12:10pm

On February 11, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in one beef cow in Alberta, Canada. BSE – more commonly known as mad cow disease – is a…

Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA Team Up to Offer Free Certification By: 02/09/2015 @ 10:45am

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) has partnered with the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program to provide cattle producers (including beef and dairy operators, veterinarians, allied partners, and…

Brazil Steps Up Position in Global Beef Market By: 02/09/2015 @ 10:04am

In response to rising global beef demand and the sluggish pace of beef herd expansion in the U.S. and elsewhere, Brazil is set to step up the rapid intensification of its beef production over the next 10…

5 Good Things to Know From '15 National Cattle Convention By: 02/06/2015 @ 9:38am

1. Environmental good guys. Rock Hills Ranch and the Perman Family of Lowry, S.D., are the national winners of the Environmental Stewardship Award for 2014. The award recognizes ranchers for their dedication…

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