Cash fed cattle prices ended last week $10 per cwt. lower than last year while the beef cutout closed $16 higher than the same week a year ago. The result? Packer margins $314 per head more than last year.
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.
An increase in horses showing signs of equine asthma during crop harvest season is possible as horses pastured near fields may be exposed to dust when crops are harvested.
Packers took on more inventory last week, which allows them to sit out and leverage the extra volume to push the market lower with potential extended delivery periods.
A pair of studies at Kansas State University is bringing new insight to farmers and producers seeking to incorporate industrial hemp in cattle feed.
As technology advances the range of sensor applications will continue to expand as will the duration of data collection.
Top Dollar Angus seeks a knowledgeable, passionate and hardworking leader to assist in further expanding its seedstock partnership and feeder cattle programs.
Stepping into a cattle pen, we naturally act the predator, manipulating where animals go. But good handling practices should turn us into leaders, says Kip Lukasiewicz.
Cash cattle trading started early last week as cattle feeders in Texas began on Monday by accepting cash bids a dollar lower.