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The pandemic will continue to impact markets
Peel: The 2021 Cattle Market Beginning Slate

Numerous factors are in place that will shape cattle markets for at least the first few months of 2021. The COVID pandemic will continue to limit food service and restaurant demand for beef.

1 week ago
Loren Fischer, Nevada, MO
Fischer Named AGA Commercial Producer of the Year

The American Gelbvieh Association named Loren Fischer, Nevada, MO, as its 2020 Commercial Producer of the Year. Loren and his wife, Marcy, along with their five children, own and operate Fischer Cattle Company.

2 weeks ago
Cattle and hog feeding margins
Profit Tracker: Cattle Improve, Pork In The Red

Average feedyard closeouts saw modest profits for cattle last week as cash prices improved. Hog finishing margins declined from near breakeven to a loss of $6 per head.

2 weeks ago
Criollo-cross calves on wheat pasture
Criollo-cross Calves Graze Texas-bred Wheat in New Mexico

A set of Raramuri Criollo crossbred calves grazing winter wheat pasture in New Mexico are part of a nearly $9 million USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant.

2 weeks ago
Drovers' Top 10 Articles of 2020

We've rounded up the top 10 stories of the year as decided by you, our readers. Take a look back at these memorable stories on in 2020.

2 weeks ago
New BCS Fact Sheet Explains Seasonal Differences in Scoring Beef Cows

Body condition scoring is an easy trait to record and is strongly correlated to cow productivity. But don’t overlook the value of body condition scoring your cattle multiple times throughout the year.

2 weeks ago
Cattle traded higher
Hulett: Christmas Brings Higher Prices

All packers were active players in all regions in the days leading up to the Christmas weekend and prices rallied $2 per cwt. accordingly. Feeders reported good clean-up throughout the region.

2 weeks ago
Matching Inventory to Available Resources

To expect large, heavy-milking cows to be in moderate body condition at calving and maintain condition through breeding, they must receive more feed than smaller lighter-milking cows. 

2 weeks ago