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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 3 Percent

Dan Cattle

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head was at 11.7 million head on November 1, 2018. That is three percent above November 1, 2017. Placements in feedlots during October were at 2.25 million head, six percent below 2017, while marketing’s of fed cattle during October totaled …

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NCBA Membership in the Southeast

Dan Beef, Cattle

There are a number of cattle producers across the Southeast involved as members in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Mary Bea Halimeh, NCBA’s associate director of membership services, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that membership here in the Southeast is up, but they are encouraging more to get involved. NCBA Membership in the Southeast

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September Feedlot Placements Lower than Expected

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Cattle on feed Report indicates the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. totaled 11.4 million head on October 1, 2018, five percent above October 1, 2017. And in a story from Gary Crawford, there were some unexpected twists and turns in this report. September Feedlot Placements Lower than Expected

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Europe’s Leading Livestock Event, Sommet de l’Elevage, Welcomes 95,000+ Professionals

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

It was under a clear blue sky and blazing sunshine that the 27th edition of the SOMMET DE L’ELEVAGE came to an end. A more than satisfactory year for many reasons. On the one hand, in terms of visitors, the show’s organisers are satisfied, as Jacques Chazalet, the SOMMET’s President underscored: “With 95,000 visitors to the show in 2018, we …

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Canada Veterinary University Receives 20,000 Acre Donation

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

Canada’s University of Calgary’s faculty of veterinary medicine has received a substantial gift to continue its mission. A father and daughter duo have donated an entire working ranch and 1,000 head of cattle to the university. The Calgary Herald reports that in terms of monetary value, W.A. Ranches – which is valued at $44 million – is the largest gift …

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Registration Now Open for 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

It’s Let’s Geaux! to New Orleans for Thousands of Cattle Industry Members Registration and housing for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade show is now open. The annual convention will be held in New Orleans, La., Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2019. Advanced registration is now open, and its recommended attendees register early, as convenient housing will fill …

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Maximize Cattle Production and Help Bobwhites

Dan Cattle, USDA-NRCS

You may be familiar with the northern bobwhite and its decline, and while many of us call them quail, there’s been a population dip of more than 80 percent over the past 60 years. But USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants cattle farmers to know they can greatly help the species with a few tweaks to their operations. Maximize Cattle Production and Help Bobwhites

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Beef Herd Contraction or Growth?

Dan Cattle

The latest USDA report on cattle feedlot activity had larger than expected placements into feedlots. Gary Crawford has a story looking to answer the question, is that a first sign of a herd liquidation phase about to begin? Beef Herd Contraction or Growth?