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I did some pondering as I traveled to and from recent commercial bull-selection workshops.

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CattleFax recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and shared the beef outlook at the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show in Phoenix. Highlighted was that the industry’s profitability looks to continue into 2018.

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The United States is reassuring its farmers and consumers that its beef is safe; no “rotten meat” from Brazil has entered the country.

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Poky Feeders of Scott City, Kansas, has been in the cattle business since the dark days of the 1980s farm crisis and still exists today. The f…

When choosing the best genetic match for their cows, producers have a vast range of traits they can select for. The traits they choose depend on the operation, says Jim Reecy, professor of animal science at Iowa State University.

A successful campaign to drive nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail has moved more than 270,000 units of fresh ground beef in less than two weeks. After a successful two week partnership with mobile rebates app Ibotta, the Federation of State Beef Councils of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor of the Beef Checkoff, funded an extension of the program to help consumers take advantage of already low beef prices just in time for the Big Game.

A successful campaign to drive nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail has moved more than 270,000 units of fresh ground beef in less than two weeks. After a successful two week partnership with mobile rebates app Ibotta, the Federation of State Beef Councils of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor of the Beef Checkoff, funded an extension of the program to help consumers take advantage of already low beef prices just in time for the Big Game.

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A successful campaign to drive nationwide sales of fresh beef at retail has moved more than 270,000 units of fresh ground beef in less than two weeks. After a successful two week partnership with mobile rebates app Ibotta, the Federation of State Beef Councils of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor of the Beef Checkoff, funded an extension of the program to help consumers take advantage of already low beef prices just in time for the Big Game.

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McALESTER, Okla. — When a beef cattle specialist for Certified Angus Beef talks to producers, they might expect to hear all about marbling. But Paul Dykstra told those at an Oklahoma Angus Association field day in McAlester, “It’s all about balance.”

A young Montana farmer was awarded the Future Angus Stockman program scholarship, which gives a $1,000 scholarship annually. The event was hosted as part of the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, to help encourage the next generation of commercial cattle producers.

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Minerals are a key component in maintaining health and productivity of cattle. However, they are often overlooked when determining nutrient needs. Because mineral deficiencies are more likely to occur than toxicities, rations are often formulated to easily exceed minimum animal requirements. In cases such as that it’s important to determine if dietary mineral concentrations are beyond maximum tolerable concentrations for cattle.

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