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Red meat, poultry stocks in cold storage tighten

Red meat and poultry stocks in cold storage at the end of January were below year ago levels. That’s due to a combination of lower rates of production and solid demand. The USDA says red meat stocks were 964.835 million pounds, down 11% from... Read More.

Wet, cold beginning to 2024 for Missouri

January was colder and wetter than normal for much of Missouri. The USDA says statewide temperatures averaged 3 degrees below normal, while precipitation was more than 2 inches higher than average, pulling soil moisture levels higher and bringing some, but not all, of Missouri... Read More.

More dairy in cold storage

There’s more cheese but less butter in cold storage. USDA’s new report shows natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses as of the end of the year were up slightly from the end of November, but down from a year ago.  Total natural cheese in... Read More.

More snow and very cold weather dominates the Heartland

Across the Corn Belt, widespread snow is falling early Friday in the Ohio Valley and the lower Great Lakes region.  Meanwhile, bitterly cold, windy weather is returning across the western Corn Belt, leading to dangerously low wind-chill readings.  Friday morning’s minimum temperatures plummeted... Read More.

Cattle nutritionist: don’t skimp on the feed in this cold

A cattle nutritionist with the University of Missouri Extension says good cattle care is important with bitterly cold windchills and below zero temperatures in the forecast. Eric Bailey tells Brownfield providing a warm, dry place for cattle to bed in is helpful and don’t... Read More.

Cold Storage

Red meat in cold storage at the end of November 2023 dropped significantly compared to year-ago levels. The USDA says red meat stocks were 11% below a year ago thanks to good demand and a decline in production for both beef and pork. Beef in... Read More.