We are now two years into herd expansion and that leads to questions of how much more herd expansion is ahead and, to a lesser degree, questions about how fast remaining herd expansion will occur. Beginning with a Janu
You gotta love Australians. They never lamb alone. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the organization of livestock producers down under, thumbs their collective noses at any PC ideas. MLA launched a new ad ahead of Aust
Cattle placements into U.S. feedlots last month rose 5.0 percent from March 2015 but were the smallest for the month in five years, according to a government report on Friday, and less than average industry forecasts.
U.S. cattle producers are in the midst of aggressive expansion. Just as severe drought from 2010 to 2012 reduced numbers to 60-year lows, record-high prices in 2014 and abundant moisture are encouraging ranchers to rebu
USDA’s Cattle Report shows the expansion stage is coming to an end. The total inventory as of January 1 is 94.4 million head, down slightly from 94.8 million head a year ago. It’s not a surprise to industry.
The major Cattle Inventory report was supposed to be released this week but is delayed.
NASS announcing this week when reports will drop. Both Cattle on Feed and Cattle Inventory will be released February.
The beef cattle herd could expand in 2016. On Jan. 29, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release the annual Cattle Inventory Report and the national herd count is expected to see an increase.
Cow-calf production occurs across most of the U.S. in a wide variety of production environments. I had a very enjoyable opportunity to visit several ranches in southern Florida last week and learn more about the challe
U.S. meat exports continued to grow year over year in the latest trade data for August with beef exports up 29.5 percent from last year, along with pork exports up 11.4 percent and broiler exports up 16.7 percent.