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Business information for every segment of the beef business.

Bt corn: Why is it so popular?

Jun 01, 2012 by Drovers
Approximately two out of every three acres is planted with a Bt corn variety in the United States. That is part of the overwhelming adoption of genetically enhanced seed, which also includes herbicide and drought tolera

Commentary: Pay-per-spew

May 29, 2012 by Drovers
A college tour is paying students a buck apiece to watch a new video not some rock stars but a ‘worst of' collection of alleged animal cruelty video clips. The review? Two thumbs down.

The Upper hand in Smutgrass Control

May 24, 2012 by Drovers
When cattle producers and forage experts in the southeastern United States talk about the toughest pasture weeds to control, smutgrass is always near the top of the list.

TSCRA offering reward for cattle thief

May 23, 2012 by Drovers
Authorities are looking for an alleged cattle thief who has been missing since March. A reward has been offered through the TSCRA Operation Cow Thief for any information leading to the arrest of Ronald Ryan Shepard.

Anthrax: vaccination considerations

May 22, 2012 by Drovers
Nearly every summer, cases of anthrax in cattle are reported from pastures in South Dakota. Anthrax is a disease that can strike quickly, usually causing death losses without prior noticeable clinical signs in the anim

Monthly Cattle on Feed: Comments and implications

May 21, 2012 by Drovers
Monthly Cattle on Feed reports by USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service provide valuable and timely market data, but those reports often need to be put into a larger context, especially when unusual situations

Pasture weed control

May 21, 2012 by Drovers
Due to the 2011 drought, there has been a large influx of hay into the South­ern Great Plains. Within this hay, weeds – some not native to the region – have been inadvertently distributed into many pastures.