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Agri Beef cattle feeding
Agri Beef Plans New Idaho Packing Plant

Agri Beef, a cattle feeding, farming and beef processing company in business since 1968, announced it plans to open a new beef packing facility in Jerome, Idaho.

Graduate students Merritt Drewery and Kyle Weldon collect duodenal samples from a Brahman steer.
Brahman-Type Cattle May Require Less Nitrogen

A Texas A&M AgriLife study will determine differences in nitrogen requirements between Brahman type cattle and others, which may allow producers to reduce the protein in cattle diet formulations.

Feedlot cattle
Fed Cattle Exchange Acquired by Central Stockyards, LLC

The Fed Cattle Exchange, the only weekly fed cattle online auction for the cattle industry, has been acquired by Central Stockyards, LLC from 5150 Productions Company, LLC.

Feedyard cattle
Profit Tracker: Cattle Feeding Margins Slowly Improve

Cattle feeding margins have slowly improved over the past few weeks, but average closeouts continue to show losses in excess of $100 per head.

BQA cattle handling
BQA Earns Compliance With International Animal Welfare Standards

The Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program, managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), is now recognized as an industry-leading animal welfare program.

USDA's mid-year cattle inventory shows little change
Derrell Peel: USDA Cattle Inventory and Cattle on Feed

USDA's release o Friday of Cattle on Feed and Cattle Inventory report data suggests backlog is decreasing in feedyards and beef cow numbers are tightening across cattle country.

Cash prices improve
Cash Trade Slow But Steady Improvement

Cash fed cattle prices are slowly but steadily pushing higher with prices in the North at a premium to prices paid to southern feedyards.

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.