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Fast-food giant Burger King has backed off on its campaign to reduce methane gas emissions by cutting down on “cow farts.”

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When it comes to backgrounding calves before they head to the feedlot, most ranchers prefer to handle the process themselves, according to a recent online poll.

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“Value” in feeder calf marketing is a relative term. All calves have some. The trick is to capture your share, said Paul Dykstra at the recent virtual 2020 Feeding Quality Forum. The Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand’s assistant director for supply management and analysis summarized the key concept.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic first ignited a global shutdown earlier this year, U.S. ranchers experienced a livestock backlog of monumental proportions. As global trade stalled to mitigate spread of the virus, consolidation of slaughterhouses exacerbated production bottlenecks as virus hotspots emerged within our nation’s major meat processing plants.

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The September Cattle on Feed report was largely a replay of the August report with larger than expected placements pushing feedlot inventories higher.

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