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The National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced Tuesday that its annual convention and trade show, originally scheduled to take place in Nashville, Tennessee, in February 2021, has been pushed back to August 2021.

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Packers continue to make gains on the processing of fed cattle. Based on USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) data for actual and estimated slaughter of steers and heifers in August, the pace of fed cattle slaughtered appears to have risen above year-ago levels for the first time since March (see Figure 1).

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Getting the most out of your winter feeding program is important to keep costs down and make sure cows come through the winter in good shape.

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Body condition scoring (BCS) your cows may seem like a fruitless effort. You take the time to record all the data and maybe even sort the thin ones and fat ones out and feed them separately, but does it really pay for that extra work? Well, the answer to that question is: Yes.

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Marketing of retired breeding stock accounts for roughly 20% of an operation’s annual income. In times of herd consolidations, making the decision of which females to sell might be tough. While it’s easy to part with open cows, late-bred females may be more challenging.

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