2014 Iowa State Fair results

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Monday, 01 September 2014 12:08

On Aug. 21, 2014, Des Moines, Iowa held the Iowa State Fair. There were numerous Salers breeders that exhibited their cattle and many took home honors. The results are as follows:


Cattle producers can add revenue with calf management

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Written by Blair Fannin   
Friday, 29 August 2014 16:27

A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices.


Rain and disease reduce red meat production outlook

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Written by Kenneth Mathews   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:48

Production forecasts for the corn and soybean crops to be harvested this fall indicate the potential for ample feed supplies. As a result, corn prices are declining. The recent rains have also improved pasture conditions in most of the northern half of the U.S. Despite recent improvements, most of the Southern Plains, Southwest and West remain under serious drought conditions.


Cattle markets move past summer highs

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Written by Derrell S. Peel   
Monday, 25 August 2014 12:19

About a year ago I wrote an article entitled “Cattle markets move past summer lows.” The title of this article reflects how far we have come and serves as a reminder that the current cattle and beef market situation is the result of a market run that began over a year ago.


Inaugural Brangus Fall Conference set for October

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Monday, 25 August 2014 09:31

Join the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for the inaugural Brangus Fall Conference set for Oct. 2-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants can expect informative sessions and fun social events while networking with the board of directors and committee members. Headlining the event is keynote speaker Forrest Roberts, CEO for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.


USDA seeks input on revisions to beef grading standards

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 13:05

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking public input on possible revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef to adjust for recent improvements and trends in animal raising and feeding. AMS is also seeking input on a review of beef instrument grading.



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