cattle feed

U.S. Cattle on Feed Report Up

Dan Cattle

According to USDA’s June Cattle on Feed Report, the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. was at 11.1 million head on June 1st, 3 percent above June 1, 2016. But that was not the biggest number coming out of this report. USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam says placements of cattle in feedlots …


NCBA President Attends Florida Cattlemen’s Convention

Dan Cattle

The annual Florida Cattlemen’s Association Convention continues at the Orlando Buena Vista Palace. One of the special guests is National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President, Craig Uden. He told Southeast AgNet that he is enjoying the convention and talking with Southeast producers.    

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UF Scientist: Calves Conceived in Winter Perform Better

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release

Brad Buck, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Cows and humans have something in common: If you take better care of the mother during pregnancy, her children are likely to be healthier – and this impact should last a lifetime, a University of Florida scientist says. In the case of cows, cool conditions are key. A new UF/IFAS …

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Cattle Placements in Feedlots See Big Rise

Dan Cattle

USDA’s monthly cattle on feed report may have surprised a few analysts. The new report shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. was 11.0 million head on May 1, two percent above May 1, 2016. But the surprise was with the placements in feedlots, as in April that number was 1.85 …

Florida drought wildfires

Florida Cattle Producers Stressed from Drought Conditions

Dan Cattle, Drought

It was announced this week by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service that 2,163 wildfires have burned over 170,000 acres in Florida this year, with 127 active wildfires burning as of earlier this week. “Even with rain across large parts of Florida over the weekend, Florida is still experiencing drought conditions and elevated wildfire danger – …