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Why did April 2020 live cattle futures lose $10.675 per hundredweight (cwt) from Friday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 28? Why did it recover $3.70 per cwt over the next three trading days?

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For many operations, spring means it is time to work calves. When working calves and other cattle, it is important to use Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) best management practices. Attending an in-person training or going through an online training can be valuable in many ways and can help make the operation more successful.

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Ranchers across the West are looking forward to spring – new calves, warmer temperatures and growing pastures. What ranchers should also be on the lookout for are weeds.

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In February, I discussed the benefits of maintaining a controlled calving season to produce an older, heavier and more uniform calf crop, reduce the risk of disease spreading among calves, simplify cow herd vaccination schedules and nutritional programs, and streamline more scheduled labor needs.

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Wild-type infected tall fescue is widely used for soil conservation, reclamation, turf and pasture establishment. From the Mid-Atlantic region to the Southeast, approximately 40 million acres are planted in tall fescue.

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