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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Lettie McKinney, MC- Meat Company

Lettie McKinney is a fourth-generation rancher in southwest Kansas. She launched the MC- Meat Company as a way to market beef directly to consumers and is now shipping product across the nation.

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Colostrum provides passive immunity
Selk: Passive Immunity And Long-term Health Of Calves

The most likely candidates for “inadequate” passive immunity are calves born to first calf two-year-old heifers. Calves with inadequate passive immunity remain at higher risk to illness prior to weaning.

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CAB Insider: Branded Prices Gain on Prime in 2020

Diving right in to the new year, we’ve already met some seasonal expectations in both cattle and beef prices.

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Hog and cattle feeding
Profit Tracker: Cattle Margins Positive, Pork In The Red

Average cattle feeding margins improved $20 per head last week, which beef packer margins declined 17%. Farrow-to-finish operations recorded per head losses for the fourth consecutive week.

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Missouri Prime Beef, Pleasant Hope, MO
Missouri Prime Beef Packers Set To Open

Missouri Prime Beef Packers - a 500-head per day facility - is set to open later this month in Pleasant Hope, Missouri.

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As China builds its domestic stocks of protein like pork, there are fears the country may view its supplies as ample in the second half of 2021. That could put more pressure on domestic demand to carry prices.
Cattle, Hog Prices Could Hinge on Domestic Demand in 2021

As China builds its domestic stocks of protein like pork, there are fears the country may view its supplies as ample in the second half of 2021. That could put more pressure on domestic demand to carry prices.

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Figure A. By preforming a dry run across the open scale, the animals learn the route, that there is a way out, and nothing bad will happen to them.
Scale Loading

These tips will make it not only easier on the cattle and handlers, but they will increase efficiency. Efficiency is important because scale loading delays cost by about $20 per minute in unnecessary shrink.

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A Look at U.S. Pork and Beef Export Market Opportunities in 2021

When it comes to meat export markets, particularly pork, 2020 was a year to remember. Here's why 2021 holds promise for both U.S. pork and beef export opportunities.

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