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Forum: Livestock

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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    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,944
    09-05-2014 02:39 PM Go to last post
  2. 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: 244
    08-28-2014 10:00 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: 1
    • Views: 390
    08-26-2014 08:53 PM Go to last post
  4. 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: 305
    08-25-2014 02:54 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 780
    08-24-2014 09:03 PM Go to last post
  6. 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: 963
    08-15-2014 07:17 PM Go to last post
  7. $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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,986
    08-14-2014 02:19 PM Go to last post
  8. 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: 1,074
    08-08-2014 10:41 PM Go to last post
  9. 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: 1,046
    08-06-2014 07:15 AM Go to last post
  10. 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: 310
    08-05-2014 10:29 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Views: 420
    08-05-2014 07:40 AM Go to last post
  12. 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: 446
    08-04-2014 02:34 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
    • Views: 750
    08-04-2014 01:08 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,085
    07-25-2014 02:22 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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: 514
    07-19-2014 08:12 PM Go to last post
  17. 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: 2,586
    07-16-2014 11:35 AM Go to last post
  18. Average feedyard margins

    More here:

    Started by PotterB, 07-14-2014 08:54 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 549
    07-15-2014 07:42 AM Go to last post
  19. $40 for a dozen eggs?

    That's how much one backyard chicken enthusiast says it costs him, according to Grazing The Net's Greg Henderson. I'm glad people in urban and...

    Started by PotterB, 07-14-2014 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 551
    07-14-2014 07:58 PM Go to last post
  20. North American Manure Expo July 8/9 Springfield MO

    The ag equipment industry, Extension in 5 states and professional manure applicators from across the Midwest are pleased to announce the 2014 Manure...

    Started by KevinErb, 06-25-2014 03:09 PM
    cattle, dairy, manure, poultry, swine
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,009
    06-25-2014 03:09 PM Go to last post

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