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New technologies can help improve feed efficiency in beef cattle

Improving feed conversion in beef cattle without sacrificing quality can help producers increase profitability long-term. Robby Bondurant, a ruminant nutritionist with Furst-McNess, says focusing on performance provides opportunity for producers.  “Financial sustainability is important in the beef industry and if we can’t remain financially... Read More.

Cattle futures mostly lower ahead of On Feed numbers

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live and feeder cattle were mostly lower watching direct business develop and waiting on Friday’s On Feed numbers.  April live cattle closed $.57 higher at $188.37 and June lives closed $.27 lower at $184.50.  April feeder cattle closed... Read More.

Cattle futures gain ahead of direct business, on feed report

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle were sharply higher ahead of widespread direct business and the USDA’s Cattle on Feed report. February live was up $1.72 at $174.82 and April was $2.02 higher at $177.65. Direct cash cattle markets were generally quiet. A... 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.