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The business of cattle, hogs and the poultry markets.

  1. Livestock shows

    Might be worth a read - especially if you have shown animals. (The article focuses on hogs but I think it applies elsewhere, too!)

    Started by PotterB, 08-28-2014 10:14 AM
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  2. Angus Association

    As the nationís largest breed, the Angus Association influences every segment of the beef industry in every corner of America. What are your thoughts...

    Started by PotterB, 10-02-2014 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,725
    10-12-2014 10:05 AM Go to last post
  3. Save the planet - boycott beef???

    Should the beef industry continue to push its efficiency up and reduce its environmental impact? Should we all stop eating beef to save the planet?...

    Started by PotterB, 08-26-2014 03:56 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 660
    10-03-2014 06:29 AM Go to last post
  4. Bred Heifer Prices

    FYI - I have compiled Data for sales results for Bred Heifers. As more sale results start to come in I will compile more information. This Data will...

    Started by Kit.West-Heifer.PRO, 10-01-2014 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-01-2014 06:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Bacon-powered motorcycle

    This is a real thing: It's powered by bacon grease and gets 100 mpg. Also worth noting, it's part of a Hormel marketing ploy...

    Started by PotterB, 08-28-2014 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 323
    08-28-2014 10:00 AM Go to last post
  6. 7% Fewer Cattle on Feed

    Cattle feeders continue to see fewer placements in their yards. For the month of July only 1.56 million cattle entered feedlots, a 7% drop from last...

    Started by WyattBechtel, 08-25-2014 02:54 PM
    beef, cattle, feedlot
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 406
    08-25-2014 02:54 PM Go to last post
  7. How about this!

    A 15-pound ham worth a record $2 million Aug 21, 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau | Southeast Farm Press

    Started by dennis1, 08-22-2014 07:23 AM
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    08-24-2014 09:03 PM Go to last post
  8. Holy Cow! An Australian Cow Just Had Quadruplets

    A cow in Australia delivered a set of quadruplets (unfortunately 1 calf didn't make it), but prior to this she's delivered triplets and 3 sets of...

    Started by WyattBechtel, 08-14-2014 10:33 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,048
    08-15-2014 07:17 PM Go to last post
  9. $100,000 purchased this year's Illinois State Fair prize-winning Jr. livestock!

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Four years ago, $100,000 would have purchased almost every animal in the Sale of Champions, the auction of the Illinois State...

    Started by PotterB, 08-14-2014 02:19 PM
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    08-14-2014 02:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Bacon lovers don't care about high prices

    Thought this was interesting: Prices are at a 30-year high but apparently not really affecting demand. Bacon sales in U.S. outlets tracked...

    Started by PotterB, 08-06-2014 09:51 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,167
    08-08-2014 10:41 PM Go to last post
  11. Herd expansion - when and where?

    Chris Hurt at Purdue has a nice region-by-region beef breakdown here: He looks at five regions in particular: the Northern Plains, Central...

    Started by PotterB, 08-05-2014 01:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,174
    08-06-2014 07:15 AM Go to last post
  12. Rancher Plays Trombone Until the Cows Come Home

    Agriculture YouTube sensation Derek Klingenberg is at it again with a video of him calling his cattle in with a trombone set to the tune of the hit...

    Started by WyattBechtel, 08-05-2014 10:29 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 382
    08-05-2014 10:29 AM Go to last post
  13. custom raising hiefers

    i have been approached by a local dairy to raise some heifers. we are looking at around 400lbs up to breeding age. the contract would be for a flat...

    Started by greengold, 08-05-2014 06:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-05-2014 07:40 AM Go to last post
  14. Beef Checkoff - a dollar invested returns $11.20 in benefits

    In the most comprehensive study ever rendered about the Return on Investment (ROI) of beef checkoff assessments, Harry Kaiser of Cornell University...

    Started by PotterB, 08-04-2014 01:51 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 515
    08-04-2014 02:34 PM Go to last post
  15. 3rd Major Beef Packer Closes

    Cargill announced yesterday that they would be closing their Milwaukee beef packing plant. This is the 3rd major plant shutdown in a year following...

    Started by WyattBechtel, 07-31-2014 01:21 PM
    beef, cattle, meat, packer
    • Replies: 6
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    08-04-2014 01:08 PM Go to last post
  16. What's next for hog prices?

    Numbers are slightly down, but weight is slighly up. Also from this article:

    Started by PotterB, 06-03-2014 08:44 AM
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    07-25-2014 02:22 PM Go to last post
  17. good news re: demand

    From Corbitt Wall of USDA Market News:

    Started by PotterB, 07-21-2014 03:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-25-2014 07:42 AM Go to last post
  18. Positive export news

    For starters: May pork exports totaled 188,030 metric tons (mt), up 4% from a year ago. Export value remained in the $600 million range for the...

    Started by PotterB, 07-19-2014 08:12 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 580
    07-19-2014 08:12 PM Go to last post
  19. The $31K Steer

    See why this steer sold for $31K. It's a sad story but also shows how big some people's hearts are.

    Started by PotterB, 07-15-2014 12:13 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,675
    07-16-2014 11:35 AM Go to last post
  20. Average feedyard margins

    More here:

    Started by PotterB, 07-14-2014 08:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 643
    07-15-2014 07:42 AM Go to last post

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