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Sustainability claims need evidence to back them up
“Just thinking or saying you’re sustainable isn’t good enough.” That’s what McDonald’s Corp. executive Bob Langert told cattlemen last month. Consumers want proof. It might be hard to define such an abstraction, let alone prove what you’ve always done. Developing wells, practicing responsible grazing, protecting wildlife habitats — maybe that’s just part of who you are as a rancher.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Set goals to recover from the October blizzard
The loss of known genetics and performance in cattle herds in areas of western South Dakota hit by the winter storm Atlas in October is a big issue, says Ken Olson, South Dakota State University Extension associate professor and beef specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Producers confident in tools, Angus genetics
Angus breeders like Sydenstricker Genetics manager Ben Eggers, Mexico, Mo., say the Certified Angus Beef brand’s impact, and their ability to respond, grow in tandem with the record premiums paid.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ranchers mull feedlot expansions
FARGO, N.D. — More livestock producers are considering adding or expanding livestock feeding operations in North Dakota, officials say.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Monitoring lameness to promote timely culling
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Profit margin forecasts for cow-calf producers and feeders have been on the rise. These forecasts, combined with the need to grow the national cow herd, challenges all producers to make critical decisions about retaining cows or selling them to capture record-high prices, according to Heidi Carroll, South Dakota State University Extension livestock stewardship extension associate.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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FDA to ban antibiotics for growth
Food and Drug Administration rules that would ban feeding low-dosage antibiotics for promoting growth in livestock are three years away, but veterinarians say farmers are preparing for the inevitable.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oats a crop to release
Oats are just another crop to get rid of now, along with every other grain. Now millers are dropping their price for oat products to their customers as the end users see the drop in farmgate levels and are starting to re-open standing contracts.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US cattle numbers at 63-year low
CHICAGO — Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Bloomberg News - News

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Spring could bring relief for beef prices
Already pricey beef at grocery stores is expected to become even more expensive in February — wholesale beef and cattle prices are at all-time highs this winter in the U.S., fueled by a tight supply of cattle.
Monday, February, 03, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Gas rationing affects American Crystal, ag processers
American Crystal Sugar Co. and other key agricultural processors in the region are affected by the rationing of natural gas prompted by a Saturday morning pipeline explosion in Manitoba.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manage cattle in winter weather
Winter weather conditions have certainly hit with a vengeance this year, not only in South Dakota but in a wide swath of the cattle producing areas of the United States. While we can’t change the weather, there are some things that can be done from a management stand point to improve cattle comfort and reduce the impacts on cattle performance and efficiency during the winter.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Supply squeeze pushes US ‘choice’ beef price to new high
The price of choice-grade U.S. beef at wholesale set a new record on Thursday as already tight supplies were further squeezed by harsh weather that reduced the number of cattle that came to market in parts of the country, analysts said.
Friday, January, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Seed that performs
Throughout each growing season, Bancroft farmer, Steve Weerts, enjoys watching his crops grow and mature. But the real thrill comes after harvest when yield results are in and he can see how his inputs and management practices paid off.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - - News

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Lost hooves, dead cattle before Merck halted Zilmax sales
The U.S. beef industry’s dependence on the muscle-building drug Zilmax began unraveling on a sweltering summer day, in the dusty cattle pens outside a Tyson Foods Inc. slaughterhouse in southeast Washington state.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Economist evaluates feedlot marketing trends
America’s taste for beef has changed drastically and so have the ways in which slaughter cattle are marketed, according to South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station economist Scott Fausti. He has been analyzing these trends for nearly 20 years.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - SDSU Agricultural Experiment Station - News

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Video: Top feedlot credits customers
Gary Darnall, owner of the family-operated, award-winning Darnall Feedlot near Harrisburg, Neb., talks about working with his ranching customers to meet consumer demand.
Tuesday, December, 17, 2013 - - News

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Oats trading rich to corn
Oats are doing well, at least compared with corn. Chicago Board of Trade December oats closed at $3.76 on Dec. 10; corn was $4.27. And that is per bushel.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Mustard hard to move
If you have a contract for your mustard, count yourself lucky, at least if you’re in any hurry to deliver. Mustard is beset by the same transportation problems that every other crop has in this year of record supplies — lack of transport.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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White Oak Global Advisors wins Northern Beef Packers auction
White Oak Global Advisors will be the new owner of Northern Beef Packers, which filed for bankruptcy in July because it lacked money to buy cattle for slaughter. White Oak’s bid includes $39.5 million in credit and $4.8 million in cash to satisfy prior liens.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Is a cow ever too ornery?
Having worked cattle for years and too many sheep to count, one develops a feel for the rogue cow or calf. Maybe it is just a quick look or an intense stare. There also are those animals that you know are not going to have a good cohabitation experience.
Monday, December, 09, 2013 - Agweek - News

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