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Blach Says Market Responding to Herd Building10/29/14
One of the featured speakers at this year's Texas Cattle Feeders Association Annual Convention held this week in Oklahoma City was Cattle Fax CEO Randy Blach. He believes herd building is already underway. The US Department of Agriculture will release...
Randy Blach of CattleFax Says 2014 Wilder Than Expectations
Earlier this year Cattle Fax CEO Randy Blach and his Cattle Fax team were making predictions as they always do at the Cattle Industry Convention. At that time they were expecting a wild year, but 2014 has even surpassed what he was anticipating.
TCFA Chairman Jason Hitch Following Dad Paul's Advice- the World is Run...
Oklahoma City is hosting the 2014 Texas Cattle Feeders Association- and while Texas is in their name- the organization represents New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas feedlots. Their Chairman for 2014 is Jason Hitch of Hitch Enterprises based in Guymon,...
Peel Says Cattle Market Fundamentally Strong
Cattle producers continue to pinch themselves thinking they might wake up and these high cattle prices might disappear. Oklahoma State University Livestock Market Economist Dr. Derrell Peel said we are in a extraordinary time in the cattle business...
Are Weeds Robbing Your Pasture's Potential?
Do your know your pasture's carrying capacity? Do you know your pasture's carrying capacity if you manage the weeds on your ranch operation? Oklahoma State University Beef Cattle Specialists Dave Lalman said the weeds in your pasture make a real...
Colin Woodall Expects US to Appeal Latest WTO Ruling Against COOL- and...
The World Trade Organization has again ruled against Country of Origin Labeling. The WTO compliance panel decided the rule was less favorable to meat imports from Canada and Mexico and more favorable to domestically produced meats. The ruling was...
NCBA Not Backing Down From 'WOTUS' Proposal
Today was supposed to be the deadline for submitting comments to the Environmental Protection Agency over their 'Waters of the US' proposed rule as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers. For the second time the comment period has been extended until...
Robb Says Beef Exports Levels Show Economic Strength
US beef exports levels provides insight into the state of the global economy. Livestock Marketing Information Center Director Jim Robb said exports levels paint the picture the US economy is doing well, while other parts of the world aren't as stable.
Cheaper Feed Prices Boosting Finished Cattle Weights
One of the realities of the US cattle industry is having some of the smallest numbers the nation has seen in decades. As producers begin to retain heifers and grow their cowherd, that means even tighter cattle supplies in the days to come.
Paraguay Becomes 8th Largest Beef Exporter
There are more than three or four countries selling beef into the global marketplace. Obvious the United States sells a lot of beef internationally along with Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil. After that you have to think a little harder...
Peel Says Heifers Remain in High Demand
Cattle prices are strong across the board, especially females. As females are being sent on through the slaughter chain, the market is getting very close to parity between steer prices and heifer prices. Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock...
Body Condition Scoring Helps Producers Plan Ahead for Cow Needs
Body condition is one of the best determinants of a cow's reproductive potential. When producers try to add body condition to their can cowherd, it can be difficult and expensive to do so. As a result it's important producers know their body condition...
In Case You Missed It, Gebhart Explains How WOTUS is Massive Land Grab
More than once Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have said 'Waters of the US' (WOTUS) proposal is not a land grab and it is not EPA's intention to regulate more lands than they currently have under their jurisdiction.
Trade Barriers Over GMO Crops Likely to Impact Livestock Producers
A study called "The Prevalence and Impacts of Genetically Engineered Feedstuffs on Livestock Populations" has been put together by University of California-Davis Corporate Extension Specialist for Animal biotechnology and Genomics Alison Van Eenennaam.
Get BQA Certified for Free From Boehringer Ingelheim
For the rest of the month of October Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has stepped up and is paying your registration fee for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification.
Secretary Vilsack is Shooting for a New, Separate and Supplemental Beef...
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack called some of the groups involved with the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group into his office in Washington this past week and told them he was so frustrated with the current working group"s failure to reach an...
NCBA Battles USDA Over Argentina Beef Imports
US cattle producers are expressing their concerns over the health and well-being of their cattle being impacted decisions being made by the US Department of Agriculture.
Selk Offers Cull Cow Marketing Tips
It's the time of year when a lot of cow-calf operators are looking at their mamma cowherd, seeing some open animals and deciding those animals need to move on down the road. They need to be culled out of their herds. Oklahoma State University Emeritus...
Beef Checkoff Benefits 11.2 Times Greater Than Cost
The benefits of the beef checkoff are much greater than initially though. A 2009 study revealed the beef checkoff reported a return of $5.55 on each dollar invested into the checkoff by producers. This year the Cattlemen's Beef Board asked for a more...
Kayln McKibben of Wyandotte Selected as National Beef Ambassador for...
A new set of National Beef Ambassadors named this past weekend at the competition in Colorado. Kalyn McKibben of Wyandotte was one of five individuals that was selected for the National Beef Ambassador Team for the coming year.
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