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Agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management are invited to a free webinar on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA.
USDA Co-Hosts Free Livestock Risk Management Webinar

Agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management are invited to a free webinar on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA. 

4 weeks ago
RFID tag
APHIS Awards RFID Ear Tag Contracts

APHIS recently awarded contracts to purchase up to eight million low-frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags, which will help increase overall animal disease traceability in cattle and bison.

3 months ago
Feedlot cattl
United States Cattle on Feed Down Slightly

Cattle on feed in feedyards with 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million July 1, the second highest inventory since the series began in 1996.

4 months ago
USDA's mid-year inventory
Mid-Year Cattle Inventory: Calf Crop Down 1%

All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2020 totaled 103 million head, slightly above the 103 million head on  July 1, 2019.

4 months ago
April placements were down 22%
United States Cattle on Feed Down 5 Percent

Placements in feedlots during April totaled 1.43 million head, 22 percent below 2019. Placements were the second lowest for April since the series began in 1996.

6 months ago
National Ag Day
Celebrate National Ag Day

National Ag Day was launched in 1973 to recognize the important contributions of America’s farmers and ranchers to America.

8 months ago
Conservation Reserve Program
USDA Announces CRP-Grasslands Signup Dates

Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16.

9 months ago
Cattle on feed trend higher
Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent February 1

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on February 1, 2020.

9 months ago