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Corn by-products can be an alternative energy feed source for cattle.
Feeding By-products to Cattle

Corn by-products, such as wet gluten and distillers’ grains, can be an alternative energy feed source for cattle.

Nalivka: Marketing Beef from the Ground Up

It seems as though marketing has always been kept at an arms-length from production agriculture.  Until recently, raising cattle has been well-defined just as the name says – raising cattle. 

Reconsidering Rye: A Rotational Hybrid & Feed Option for Livestock

A fourth-generation Minnesota farmer has spent more than two decades seeking an alternative crop. His solution—hybrid rye—offers a low-maintenance small grain that pairs well with livestock & boosts sustainability

Saddle Horn Ranch
NCBA Supports Disaster Relief Resources For Cattlemen

NCBA released a statement highlighting federal programs that are available for cattle producers across the country who are being impacted by wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and other natural disasters.

China has suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.
China Suspends Poultry Imports From Second U.S. Plant Over COVID-19

China has suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.

Gearhart Ranch, Texas
McKnight: Cow-calf Producers Need Better Price Discovery

"For too long, cow-calf producers across the nation have marketed our cattle with one hand tied behind our back. The culprit has been an ever-growing lack of price discovery."

Strauss Free Raised beef
New Wisconsin Beef Plant Proposed

Wisconsin beef processor Strauss Brands is seeking approval to build a new 152,000 square-foot packing facility that will process between 250 and 500 head per day.

Fed Cattle Lower, Feeder Cattle Uneven

Cattle prices were softer across all regions last week despite cattle futures prices regaining some momentum. Wholesale beef prices also declined after the Labor Day holiday.