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Beef carcass quality is in the eye of the buyer

There are buyers in the market for all types of beef carcasses, from the leanest and largest to a highly marbled product. Knowing your market (is important). I have a buddy that raises Corrente cattle and he swears that it … Continue reading

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It’s Only Thursday

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Contrary to last week’s eleventh hour live trade, cash market fed cattle bids have been popping up around the country since Wednesday afternoon and today have increased in some spots. Dressed bids have been heard as high … Continue reading

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U.S. cattle herd rebuilding well underway after seven-year slide

Semi-annual report puts U.S. cattle herd at two per cent larger than a year ago… As a result, weaker prices may be in store for calves in the coming fall, feeder cattle this spring and market-ready, or live, cattle next … Continue reading

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Industry At A Glance: Carcasses grading Prime & Choice hit a record-high

by Nevil Speer via Beef Magazine The percentage of cattle grading Prime and Choice combined to 75% for the first time in recent history. The past several weeks have marked a significant accomplishment for the beef industry. That is, the percentage … Continue reading

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Here’s how much UN scientists think we should cut our meat and dairy consumption

This is the kind of bullshit that has got grass finished and planned grazing a bad name among mainstream cattlemen. Today’s rancher came of age during the Vietnam War as the flip side of the Hippy Generation. They (we) loathed … Continue reading

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Cattle Market Continues Surge, But What About Prospects For Capital?

by Nevil Speer via Beef While higher cattle markets are favorable, they underscore the ever-mounting need for the working capital required to maintain daily business operations. By the time most readers see this, they’ll be well aware of how the … Continue reading

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Changing Consumer Attitudes

The beef industry is one of the slowest and most reluctant to change in response to changes in consumer tastes and preferences. Lifestyle, heritage and tradition are important to most all of us. However, it takes a sustainable business to … Continue reading

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