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    U.S. Hay Stocks at Record Low Levels

    Two years of severe-to-exceptional drought conditions have depleted U.S. hay stocks. USDA’s most recent hay stocks report showed 71.9 million tons in […]

    January 19, 2023
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    7 Tips for Smart Cattle Feeding this Winter

    As cattle producers face winter conditions with limited hay and forage resources, the University of Missouri Extension office has seven tips to […]

    November 28, 2022
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    Freight Costs Add More Winter Challenges for Cattle Producers

    At a time when smaller cattle herds are a strategic farm survival strategy, winter feeding comes at a huge cost amidst hard-to-find […]

    November 2, 2022
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    Report Suggests Exports Hold Greatest Growth Opportunity for Beef Demand

    A new report authored by Oklahoma State University Extension and Kansas State University shows the extreme economic importance of the U.S. beef […]

    October 25, 2022
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    U.S. Ranchers Working Together to Build Local Meat Plants

    While consumers saw increasingly higher beef prices at the grocery store, U.S. cattle ranchers suffered from bottom-of-the-barrel prices, continued supply chain struggles, […]

    October 20, 2021
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    Why More Cattle Producers Are Turning to Solar Leases to Supplement Income

    Solar leasing continues to be a popular industry topic, providing alternative income opportunities (reported $500-1,000/acre) to cattle producers. Growth in solar leases […]

    August 23, 2021
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    Plan Ahead Now: Drought Could Cut Summer Forage Output by 65% — Specialist

    Ranchers in the northern Plains are making plans now to support their grazing animals through what’s widely expected to be a growing […]

    April 5, 2021
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    Post-COVID-19 Stabilizing Efforts Pay Off for Beef Industry

    A year ago, packer spreads — the difference in price between fed cattle and boxed beef — were at record-high levels as […]

    April 2, 2021
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    Vilsack: More COVID-19 Relief Headed to Farms

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday a new package of funding for farmers and ranchers adversely affected by the COVID-19 […]

    March 25, 2021
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    Stockpile Forage to Keep Winter Feed Costs Down

    With the seasonal change in the weather, ranchers are looking ahead to winter and ensuring they’ve adequately planned forage and feed supplies […]

    October 2, 2020