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The USDA reported Sept. 1 feedlot inventories at 10.98 million head, down 1.3% from one year ago. This is the first year-over-year decrease in monthly cattle on feed totals in 33 months, since December 2016.

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Montana-based news outlet Western Ag Reporter (WAR) launched a week-long Twitter campaign Sept. 23, urging producers to take to social media in an effort to enlist President Trump’s aid in bringing balance back to the cattle markets. 

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In July, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the midyear cattle report, which provided a snapshot of U.S. cattle inventory as well as a glimpse into cow and calf producers’ intentions for retaining heifers.

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Daniels Manufacturing hydraulic tipping squeeze chute

The new tipping squeeze chute from Daniels Manufacturing runs on a hydraulic operating system that comes with a remote control or standard manual valve body.

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Nationwide, farmers and ranchers suffered early in the year due to the unusual rainfall and cooler temperatures. Among the many issues directly related to these occurrences was an increase in anthrax cases throughout Texas and other regions.

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