A topic that is often discussed in cattle production is whether or not the level of nutrition given to a pregnant female late in gestation affects birth weight and calving difficulty (dystocia). Many producers worry tha
Cattlemen have long recognized the need to properly care for their livestock. The checkoff's Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program develops tools based on sound animal husbandry practices and decades of practical experie
Since the Thanksgiving holiday, there have been eleven trading days for the futures market. Of those eleven trading days, January feeder cattle futures have closed lower eight days with a market that is more than $15 pe
February brings the long Cattle on Feed report with its annual summaries and additional inventory breakdowns. The total inventory on February 1 was up slightly from a year earlier after very low marketings in January.
Cattle prices peaked at unprecedented levels in 2014, fell off a cliff in 2015, and have taken a another steep nosedive in 2016. When you look at the chart above you can see that prices for weaned steers have fallen sh
This week in Petroluem has previously examined crude oil supply patterns on the West Coast, noting the increase in unaccounted-for supply, and then linking the increase to movements of crude by railroad. EIA's recently