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. Hulett: Packers Get Picky

The over-supply of cattle combined with a lack of interest from packers pushed the cash cattle market lower last week.

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Hulett: Packers Get Picky

The over-supply of cattle combined with a lack of interest from packers pushed the cash cattle market lower last week.

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Driftless Region Beef Conference Set For Jan 26 - 28

Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality specialist at UC-Davis is the keynote speaker at the virtual 2021 Driftless Region Beef Conference set for Jan. 26 to 28.

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New Mexico Official, Who Founded 'Cowboys for Trump,' Arrested in Connection with U.S. Capitol Riot

Cuoy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner and founder of a group called "Cowboys for Trump," was arrested in Washington on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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From the unpredictability with trade to easing of regulations, the past four years have been a whirlwind with farmers, ranchers and policy experts looking back at Trump Administration's impact on agriculture the past four years.
Trump Administration Leaves a Lasting Impact on Agriculture

From the unpredictability with trade to easing of regulations, the past four years have been a whirlwind with farmers, ranchers and policy experts looking back at the Trump Administration's impact on agriculture.

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Peel: High Grain Price Impact on Cattle Industry

The beef industry reacts to high feed prices differently than other species as the ruminant biology of cattle means less grain will be used by changing how cattle are produced more than by changing production levels.

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Cash Cattle Weaker As Grain Rallies

Cash cattle prices slipped lower throughout the week as packer demand was called moderate. Grain markets posted a significant rally on the heels of USDA's report on Tuesday.

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Greg Henderson
Overall Meat Sales Higher In 2020

Meat sales - both dollar values and volume - were significantly higher in 2020. Those gains, however, came at the expense of a crippled restaurant and food service industry that may take years to recover.

4 days ago
Justin Sexten Performance Livestock Analytics
Justin Sexten: Looking Forward

Lessons learned from the pandemic marketing year suggest a decision structure built on gathering the most relevant data while minimizing the noise of the uncontrollable.

1 week ago
Jennifer Shike
Worker Absenteeism in Packing Plants is No Surprise

When rumors circled a few weeks ago of pork packing plants refusing loads because of diminished capacity from worker absenteeism due to COVID-19, how could anyone really be surprised?

3 weeks ago
John Nalivka
Nalivka: Focusing On The Demand Side of the Equation

While packing plant closure and slow-downs disrupted the beef industry in 2020, demand will become more critical heading into 2021 including consumption at-home, away-from-home, and for export. 

3 weeks ago