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The impact of coronavirus on the beef industry was unforeseen and profound. One of the many lesser-considered side effects is how veterinary medicine is practiced in a continually changing landscape.

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When faced with a pandemic in the feedlot sector, we are forced to turn to utilizing feedstuffs that are available.

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The year 2020 has proven, once again, that much of what happens in life is unpredictable and uncontrollable. Global and domestic markets have been disrupted and commodity prices increasingly volatilized.

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Author note: This article was originally written to focus on the busy times of planting and harvest. With the continuing crisis created by COVID-19, it now applies to us all.

Human beings are unique. We are born with certain tendencies and natural reactions. You may well have completed leadership or personality profiles to better understand your tendencies and natural reactions.

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The U.S. marketing year average corn price for 2019-20 is projected to be $3.60 per bushel. In contrast, the forecast for the 2000-21 marketing year is only $3.20 per bushel. This large decline in corn prices leads to several questions: Why have corn prices declined so sharply? What factors could keep corn prices at their current levels? And, what is the impact of lower corn prices on feed costs?

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Whether you subscribe to culling females using the Four O’s Cow Culling Program (culling open, old, ornery and oddball cows) or not, culled females have a profit potential you’ll want to maximize, just like when you sell your calf crop.

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