U.S. corn use expected to slip

Aug 15, 2011 by Drovers
Total U.S. corn use for 2011/12 is forecast down 340 million bushels to 13,160 million this month as a result of decreased exports, feed and residual use, and FSI use.

Source-verified worth more to consumers, feeders

Aug 11, 2011 by Drovers
Small details in management and marketing can lead to premiums for both producers and retailers. Two recent research projects reveal source-verified cattle are worth more to feeders, and steaks from those cattle are wor

Cattle Breeding: Embryo transfer

Aug 10, 2011 by Drovers
Most female breeding cattle produce one calf per year. The use of embryo transfer (ET) allows a producer to quickly multiply the genetics of the top females in the herd in addition to gaining genetic improvement from pu

Beef faces a supply crisis

Aug 10, 2011 by Drovers
The beef industry is facing a supply crisis as liquidation of our nation's cow herd has now reached a critical stage.

Study shows U.S. burger market sizzling

Aug 09, 2011 by Drovers
Consumption of hamburgers in the U.S. is significantly higher than just two years ago, with nearly half of consumers (48 percent) now saying they eat a burger at least once a week compared with 38 percent in 2009.