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Cash and Futures Weaken Again

Producers were forced to watch the market fall even lower for another week.  Trade in the South again developed early in the week, and again lost ground, with most cash trades at $106.  As the week wound to a close, a handful of cattle traded less than $106. The North felt the same pain as…

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Derrell Peel: Early Winter Storm And Cattle On Feed

A large winter storm is advancing across the central U.S. bringing cold temperatures and some much-needed moisture.  Oklahoma is expected to see a first freeze and precipitation ranging from rain to freezing rain to ice to snow though mid-week.  Farther north and west, snow and cold are blanketing much of the Rocky Mountain and plains…

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Beef Industry Pioneer Bill Pratt, 77, Passes

Canyon, TX – Beef industry pioneer, inventor, and entrepreneur, William Cline “Bill” Pratt, 77, of rural Canyon, Texas, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Canyon. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday,…

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Registration Open for Virtual Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop

Registration is now open for the Virtual 2020 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop (ARSBC) that will be Nov. 4 and 5. The program targets commercial and seedstock producers, the artificial insemination (AI) and allied industries and veterinarians interested in using or improving implementation of reproductive management tools and associated genetic tools. “Cow-calf producers…

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Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Returns to Broadcast Television

With the holidays looking a little different this year, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is ensuring one thing remains the same – Beef. It’s What’s For Holiday Dinner. Whether gathering around the ‘Beef Drool Log’ or learning how to cook the perfect holiday meal with beef, Beef. It’s What’s…

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empirical foods Building New Kansas Facility

A beef company that fought for years to clear its name in court has broken ground on a state-of-the-art ground beef production facility in Garden City, Kan. The empirical family of companies says the new operation will supplement its existing production at its South Sioux City, Neb., location and represents an investment of $250 million.…

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Rancher’s Risk Management Insurance Sign-up Deadline Nov. 15

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage, or PRF, insurance is a risk policy designed to provide annual protection for farmers and ranchers who rely on forage products to support their cattle operations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “In the face of uncertain weather conditions, insurance becomes a critical component in producers’ risk management portfolios,” said DeDe…

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Search is On for the Best Farm-Themed Costume in 2020

Halloween 2020 may look a little different, but regardless of what your community says about trick-or-treating, there is no reason why your kids shouldn’t have fun dressing up this year. Early childhood educators often say that dress-up play is important for kids because it engages their brain and memory, requiring them to remember what they’ve…

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I Cry for the Mountains and the Legacy Lost in the Bear Fire

Daley The following two page article and commentary by California rancher Dave Daley first appeared on the California Cattlemen’s Association website and is republished here with permission from CCA and Dave Daley. A retired professor and associate dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico, Daley is also a past president of…

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Cash Cattle Lower, COF Inventory Higher

Cash fed cattle prices were significantly softer than many feeders anticipated, with trade in the South at $105 to mainly$106, about $2 lower. Cattle in the North traded at $104 to $105 live and $163 to $165 dressed, $3 to $6 lower. A few cattle traded in Iowa at $103 to $104. Friday’s USDA cattle…

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