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What is Beef Quality Assurance? – Beef Market Prices

What is Beef Quality Assurance? - Beef Market Prices

Our family and many others in our county and surrounding counties have participated in the BQA program. We are always looking for a way to add value to our personal cattle and always want to sell a quality product to the next person in line. If the buyer has good luck feeding our calves, he’s…

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Transparency in the Beef Industry – Live Cattle Prices

Transparency in the Beef Industry - Live Cattle Prices

Consumers in the beef industry are wanting to know more about where their food comes from and how it was raised. They have been seeking transparency on where their food is grown and produced, even looking for labels that indicate USA labeling and farm management practices. Labels also include descriptions such as antibiotic free and…

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Consider This Before Buying a Bull – Live Stock Prices

Consider This Before Buying a Bull - Live Stock Prices

Our mail at the barn is currently overflowing with bull sale announcements, flyers and magazines. Although going through all the data can be a bit overwhelming, purchasing the right bull to enhance the quality of your herd is a decision that cannot be dismissed quickly and comes with quite a reward. There are a few…

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When is the Best Time to Castrate? – Beef Market Prices

When is the Best Time to Castrate? - Beef Prices

A common question among producers is the best time to castrate. Recently, Kansas State University did a study that showed bulls castrated at an average of 3 months of age weighed 2 pounds more at 7.5 months of age than the bull calves in the same study.  At 7.5 months of age the bulls were…

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Winter Weather Impacts Cattle Markets & Cattle Market Prices

Winter Weather Impacts Cattle Markets - Cattle Market Prices

Two weeks ago a major winter storm extended across the middle of the country. Heavy snow hit parts of the feedlot country across eastern Colorado, Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, and southern Iowa. Much of Nebraska was spared the worst of the snow but rain has created wet, sloppy conditions in many places. This will impact cattle…

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