Feeder Cattle Production – Are There Differences Based on Weight Purchased? Nov 22, 2021

    🕔Nov 22, 2021
    To help answer the question regarding the differences based on the weight purchased in feeder cattle production, we will look at feeder cattle operations enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm […]

    Livestock: Cull Cows Strategically During Drought – DTN May 25, 2021

    🕔May 25, 2021
    With areas of the High Plains already in severe drought and weather forecasts calling for worsening drought in some parts of the region, the strategic culling of cows is vitally […]

    Livestock Markets: Few Surprises in USDA Cattle Reports Jul 27, 2020

    🕔Jul 27, 2020
    The U.S. cattle herd is known to cycle through periods of expansion and contraction roughly every 10 years or so. High feed prices from 2007 through 2013 contributed to one […]

    Livestock: Early Weaning Aids During Drought – DTN Jul 16, 2020

    🕔Jul 16, 2020
    With nearly two-thirds of the state of Kansas already in some sort of drought designation, the state’s cow/calf producers should be prepared to alter their management. One management practice during […]

    Livestock: Is Beef Herd Expansion Near Its End? Jul 23, 2019

    🕔Jul 23, 2019
    Looking back a decade or so, the high feed price era from 2007 to 2013 caused downsizing of the beef industry. Beef cow numbers reached a low in 2014 which […]

    Livestock: Corn Prices Higher – What About Feed Cost? Jul 8, 2019

    🕔Jul 8, 2019
    As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

    Livestock: Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns Mar 8, 2019

    🕔Mar 8, 2019
    A recent farmdoc daily article examined the prospects for cattle finishing net returns in 2019.  This article elaborates on the factors impacting feeding cost of gain and cattle finishing net returns.  After […]

    Livestock: Has Cattle Herd Expansion Ground to a Halt? Feb 4, 2019

    🕔Feb 4, 2019
    Normally, at this time of year, the Cattle industry focuses on information contained in the USDA’s January 1 estimates of the U.S. cattle herd. The inventory report provides a wealth […]

    Texas Cattle: Continued Drought Could Lead to Herd Culling Jul 9, 2018

    🕔Jul 9, 2018
    Beef producers should be making plans regarding their herds in case drought conditions continue, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, […]

    Livestock: Weaning Tips, Nutrition and Disease Prevention are Key – DTN Oct 10, 2017

    🕔Oct 10, 2017
    Weaning is a high stress time for calves as well as producers. If not handled correctly, it can lead to increased illness, reduced gains and additional costs. There are several […]


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