A cow's reproductive performance is measured by her ability to conceive, deliver and "mother" a calf to weaning every 365 days. In a commercial cow-calf operation, this is the primary factor affecting profitability. Mos
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.
Here are some observations from putting together year-end cattle prices and basis levels. The cash markets below refer to South Dakota, but many patterns would hold for neighboring states. Monthly live cattle prices are
The Meat Industry Hall of Fame is proud to announce the Members of the Class of 2017. The Class was selected from a lengthy list of distinguished nominees. A record number of votes were cast by current members of the Ha
It's important to accurately assess dehydration in the diarrhea calf and administer appropriate fluid therapy. This article from Bovine Veterinarian discusses best methods for assessment and offers a decision tree for d