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Looking for signs of herd expansion

Without the July Cattle Inventory report from the USDA, industry experts are taking a deeper look at the data that is provided for any indication that producers have started retain breeding animals. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says beef cow slaughter data will show... Read More.

H5N1 detected in third Iowa dairy herd

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been detected in a third Iowa dairy herd. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship says the case involves a farm in Sioux County in the northwest part of the state. Dairy producers are instructed to contact their herd... Read More.

Protecting the health of the U.S. cattle herd

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the push-back on the USDA’s decision to allow imports of Paraguayan beef is solely about protecting the health of the U.S. cattle herd. Kent Bacus, director of Government Affairs with NCBA, says the US food supply is the... Read More.

Looking for signs of expansion in the cattle herd

An ag economist says he’s looking for signs of herd expansion in the USDA’s reports this week. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says he’s watching placements in Friday’s Cattle on Feed report – especially after the January numbers. “But, January was so cold there... Read More.

Cattle herd expansion a few years away

The senior beef cattle analyst for Rabo AgriFinance says he’s not expecting the U.S. cattle herd to expand anytime soon. “It might take until 2026 or 2027 to see some growth again.” Lance Zimmerman tells Brownfield pasture conditions and profitability need to improve before expansion... Read More.