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Cattle Update 2/3/20

It has been a while since I gave a cattle update. The markets shut down over Christmas and New Years so I was giving it a few weeks to get back up and running normally. Market: Cash trade has dropped off since the beginning of the year but cattle prices…
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Cattle Report 11/12/2019

For the most part, the market hasn’t been bad this fall. It started to pick up in late summer after the initial freakout period over the Tyson plant fire in Kansas. Now it is nowhere near the levels of 2014-2015 but those numbers likely won’t be seen for a little…
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Cattle Report 10/16/2019

It’s been hot and dry but we finally got some rain last night, Thank God! Now its time to get my ground ready for winter grazing but I got to hurry. Here are some updates on cattle. I’ve been meaning to get this out but I’ve been tied up the…
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Cattle Update 08/13/2019

Corn, Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle limited down yesterday. This is a rare occurrence. Well, two things just happened. First, we already knew about the World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report that came out yesterday. Corn limited down 25ยข Monday, 15 minutes after the report came out. The…
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Cattle Report 7/29/2019

A USDA report coming on August 12th will give us an update on what the corn situation looks like. I have talked to several people and Kansas still has corn underwater. I have also heard reports of knee-high corn and across the road it is ankle-high. At this point, it…
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Cattle Report 6/24/2019

I am going to start posting a cattle report for our cattle producers. Most of you probably know how the cattle market works but for some of you newer producers, I am going to give a watered down version of how the market works. There are two classes of cattle…
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Fly Control on Cattle

The flys are out in full force so its time to start protecting our herds. Insecticide ear tags are still very useful fly control tools. Rotating between organophosphate and pyrethroid products is recommended. The suggested rotation schedule is to use organophosphate tags for two consecutive years, rotate to a pyrethroid…
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