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Hurt: Pork producers could see modest profits in 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Smaller hog breeding herds and lower production costs could lead to modest profits for pork producers in 2016, Purdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says.

April 25, 2016 7:30 am(0)

BeefTalk: A cow is not a cow, so plan now for potential summer dryness

A critical part of cow herd management is knowing the typical cow herd is made up of five subunits: 20 percent replacement heifers, 15 percent first-calf heifers, 5 percent dry cows, 10 percent dysfunctional or older cows and 50 percent mature cows.

April 23, 2016 9:18 am(0)

BeefTalk: The goal is 97 percent live calves at weaning

Calving season is the current main activity for many ranchers, and calving season is the time when most calves die.

April 22, 2016 7:45 am(0)
Getting ready to tighten cow-calf expense belt

Getting ready to tighten cow-calf expense belt

Feeder cattle prices have not escaped the decline experienced by the fed cattle market.

April 21, 2016 3:00 pm(0)

Rancher, food service perspectives differ, but both sell beef product

This year I’ve had the opportunity to visit with folks from both ends of the beef supply chain: seedstock and commercial ranchers and foodservice specialists from across the nation. While both are in the beef business, the differing perspectives these groups bring to a beef and cattle conver…

April 20, 2016 8:44 am(0)
Pork producers keep US breeding herd numbers in check

Pork producers keep US breeding herd numbers in check

U.S. pork producers have successfully managed breeding herd numbers to keep supply in line with demand.

April 14, 2016 10:02 am(0)
Cattle expansion noted in recent reports

Cattle expansion noted in recent reports

With an excellent 2015 growing season and good prices for finished steers, Minnesota beef producers expanded their cowherds and feedlots.

April 14, 2016 9:47 am(0)

Understanding historic live cattle price volatility

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Cattle buyers and sellers have been experiencing a fluctuation of sorts, not just in the live cattle markets over the last eight months but also in their within-day trades.

April 13, 2016 7:15 am(0)

Water developments enhance livestock, environmental health

Now that spring is here, many livestock producers are planning for the upcoming grazing season, setting management goals, and determining what practices and improvements are best suited to achieve these goals.

April 12, 2016 3:30 pm(0)
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