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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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The 5 Basic Rules of Farming – Cattle Auction Market

The 5 Basic Rules of Farming - Cattle Auction Market

Many people have a variety of ways to run a cattle operation but there are a few rules that simply don’t change. Find a veterinarian that you like and educate yourself on animal health. Assess your farm for any holes in your animal health program in regards to scours, antibiotic use, and nutrients in your…

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Pregnancy and Labor in Cows for Sale

Determining pregnancy in cattle has benefits and can be an effective management tool. The ability to determine pregnancy can allow you to make timely culling decisions and sell cows at the livestock auction that are too high risk. (High-risk cows can be ones that lost their calf the year before or ones that don’t produce…

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What Is COOL & How It Affects Farmers – Livestock for Sale

The country of origin labeling program (COOL) is a federal law that requires retailers to inform their customers of the country of origin of certain products called “covered commodities.” Fruits, vegetables, and meat products are examples of covered commodities. COOL was created to provide customers with products’ country of origin information, so they can make…

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Benefits of Preconditioning Calves for Sale

Benefits of Preconditioning Calves for Sale

Making a profit is the ultimate goal in any operation, including farming. Profit will be what keeps you in business and how much you make largely depends on marketing your calves for sale. Many farmers precondition their cattle before taking them to sale. Preconditioning is a program that is often considered to be vaccinations, weaning,…

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