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Beef Cattle Market

  • William Secor, Ph.D. -Cattle prices have reached record highs over the last several months and remain at historically high levels. Futures markets suggest that high prices will continue for the next several months. While actual prices months from now will be different from what is currently being traded in the futures market today, these prices…

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  • William Secor, Ph.D. -Calf prices in Georgia have taken a bit of a pause in their march upward over the last few weeks. Across the supply chain, prices have seen similar pauses as fed cattle and wholesale beef prices have leveled off or declined from highs hit earlier this summer. This short article provides an…

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  • Dr. William Secor -Grilling season has begun in earnest. Beef price data suggests beef demand is strong during this important sales period. Retail prices for the month of May jumped by three percent compared to last month, are five percent above last year, and well above the previous 5-year average. Recent weekly beef cutout values…

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  • Jason Duggin – Fescue can serve as a main forage supply, but there are some things that need to be considered to mitigate the toxic endophytes. In this article, Jason Duggin will discuss some of the important considerations for beef cattle producers grazing Fescue in the Southeast.

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  • Pedro Fontes, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – There has been a remarkable increase in beef semen sales over the last few years. While artificial insemination (AI) is a powerful tool that has really helped the beef industry make genetic progress, thisincrease in beef semen sales not necessarily reflects an increase in the…

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  • Jason Duggin. Beef Cattle Specialist. University of Georgia Genetic testing and parentage information are standards in the purebred seedstock industry. Commercial operations are rapidly evolving in that direction as well. In this article, Jason Duggin discusses how commercial producers can use genetic testing to improve cow-calf productivity.

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  • (Tommie Sheperd – Agribusiness Economist) As 2021 heads into the home stretch it looks as if forecasts for improving cattle prices may finally materialize as several developing trends finally begin to come together. Higher slaughter rates, lower animal weights, and a smaller calf crop in 2022 all signal a tightening of supply. In this article,…

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