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A Bit of a Surprise in USDA Cattle on Feed Report

Dan Cattle

USDA’s September Cattle on Feed report shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the U.S. slaughter market was 10.5 million head on September 1, 2017, four percent above September 1, 2016. But when it comes to placement numbers, Gary Crawford reports there was a little bit of a surprise.

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ended September 22, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended September 22, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 21,900 head compared to 6,777 last week and 14,706 …

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Young Producer’s Perspective on the Dairy Business

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

It’s a life of high risk and high reward. Dairy farmers face their share of challenges, including a volatile market and unpredictable input costs — however, there are young people looking for ways to return to the business. The nation’s milk case depends on it. So says Andy Birch, a 30-year-old dairyman and owner of Maple Grove Farm in Derby, …

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Florida Cattle Ranchers Dealing with Damage from Irma

Taylor Hillman Cattle, Florida

Between heavy rains and strong winds, Hurricane Irma left a mess for many cattle ranches across the state of Florida. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Florida Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Jim Handley. He describes what ranchers in many parts of the state are dealing with. 09-12-17 Florida Cattle Ranchers Dealing with Damage from Irma

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ended September 8, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended September 8, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,100 head compared to 13,160 last week and 9,717 a …

2017 Forage Conference Coming in November

Dan Alabama, Cattle

Cattle producers across the Southeast are encouraged to make plans to attend the 2017 Alabama Forage Conference. It will be held November 29 at Lakepoint State Park in Eufaula, Alabama. Dr. Kim Mullenix, Alabama extension animal scientist said, “Attendees will have the opportunity to see current forage research as well as demonstration projects. They also will learn ways to improve soil …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the Alabama, Florida, and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending September 1st, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended September 1, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 13,100 head compared to 12,666 last week and 11,213 a year …

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Helping Cattle Producers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Dan Cattle

Harvey, as both a hurricane and a tropical storm, has and continues to wreak havoc in many areas of the South. Rain bands, some heavy, are reaching out to parts of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, but some of the heaviest have of course been in Texas and Louisiana. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin …