2019 Rewind: Drovers' Cover Articles

We're recapping this year's most important issues though a look back at the covers of Drovers magazine.


2019 Cattle Prices: Flat, Analysts Say, But Supported By Demand

Supply increases for 2019 are certain, but prices and profitability continue to find support from consumers.

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Antibiotic Stewardship: FDA Cites Progress

Report shows substantial decline in sales of medically important antibiotics for food animal use during 2017.   

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Encourage the “Good Bugs”  

Understanding of the cattle microbiome can provide tools for improving animal health and productivity.

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 Optimize Fertility      

Reproduction strategies, some simple and some more advanced, can economically boost calving rates.

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Bigger Herds, More Beef Operations, Census Says

NASS reports in the 2017 Census of Agriculture that 36% of U.S. farms have beef cows, with the average herd size 43.5 head. Smaller operations, however, are declining.

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You Can Profit From Preconditioning

Preconditioning programs for calves can help increase returns on sale day, and this year may provide opportunities to adjust nutritional management and capture more value from your forages.

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Retained Ownership 2019

This year's weather extremes will play a role in the success of calf marketing programs.

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Market Stabilizes After Tyson Fire

How a single packing plant fire shook up the cattle markets.

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Market Angst Boils

Cattlemen sought relief from devastating cattle markets following the August fire at a Kansas packing plant.

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Beef Cutout Prices: Widely Reported, Yet Wildly Misunderstood

Shocking profit spread fueled the anger and deepening rift between packers and feeders. Who was right?

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Latest News

Getting Consumers to Shop Retail’s Deli-Prepared

An online quantitative survey of 1,193 consumers was able to identify opportunities and challenges to getting consumers to shop the deli-prepared section of their grocery store.

20 min ago
Trump Pardons South Dakota Ranchers

President Trump granted full pardons to members of a South Dakota ranching family who were supported by Governor Kristi Noem and Senator Mike Rounds.

5 hours ago
Angus Names Esther McCabe Director of Performance Programs

The American Angus Association® recently named Esther McCabe, Ph.D., a third-generation Angus producer originally from Elk City, Kansas, as director of performance programs.

8 min ago
Alltech E-CO2 has developed the Feeds EA™
Alltech E-CO2 launches Feeds EA™ model to lower feed footprint

As agriculture moves towards more sustainable solutions and ingredients, Alltech E-CO2 has developed the Feeds EA™ model to help feed manufacturers and producers measure and lower the carbon footprint of their feed.

20 min ago
Feeding margins declined
Profit Tracker: Cattle, Hog Margins In The Red

Higher grain prices and lower cash livestock prices contributed to a decline in feeding margins last week, leaving closeouts showing red ink for both cattle and hogs.

1 day ago
CAB Insider: Carcass Value Shifts, a Sign of the Times

Jan. fed cattle prices are normally choppy and we’re seeing that pattern in 2021. A primary difference, compared to 2020, is that last week’s average price is $14/cwt. lower, the same discount as the 5-year average.

18 min ago