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Keeping The Faith In Arkansas Beef Prices During Tough Times

Keeping The Faith In Arkansas Beef Prices During Tough Times

While reading recent news regarding beef prices and the cattle business, we came across the Cattlewomen’s June News that was refreshingly encouraging. Betty Garner, the Arkansas CattleWomen’s Association President, wrote about the amount of rain we have been receiving with some good news: “This year has really been different. Never before do I remember this…

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Avoiding Heat Stress In Beef Cattle For Sale

Avoiding Heat Stress In Beef Cattle For Sale

As temperatures heat up during the summer, cattle producers need to assess the heat stress that their beef cattle for sale are under. Normally, cattle in pasture aren’t as susceptible to heat stress as feeders. Cattle in pasture have the ability to seek shade, water and air movement to cool themselves off. Feedlot operations need…

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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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