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USDA 2016 US Cattle Inventory Report

Much of the agricultural economy in the country is driven by the basic economic principles of supply and demand.  Why are commodity prices for crops grown in the Southeast so low?  For the most part it is related to an increase in the supply (production) and a reduction in demand from foreign exports due to …

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Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016

The Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016 will run January 23rd through January 30th, 2016.  Yes, it is going to happen once again and registration for the event is now underway.  The event will begin at the historic Whaley ranch on Canoe Creek Road south of St Cloud and end at the new Silver Spurs Arena …

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Alabama Online Beef Course, Weed Control Webinar, and New Cattle Publication

January News and Updates from AL Beef Systems Extension   Enrollment Now Open for Beef Basics Online Course The Beef Basics online course is a self-paced, comprehensive course containing lessons on cattle production management strategies in the Southeast. The course contains eight sections which must be completed in an eight week window. Successful completion of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/09/alabama-online-beef-course-weed-control-webinar-and-new-cattle-publication/

December Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.10/cwt. during December. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 8.25/hd. ($ 1.10/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 550.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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November Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 16.38/cwt. during November. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 122.85/hd. ($ 16.38/cwt. *7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 8,190 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle …

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Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Considerations – Seminar December 3

Beef Cattle Winter Feeding Considerations will address how to make the most of many winter feeding systems, including cool season forages like the cows above are enjoying.Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin The winter feeding season for the beef cow herd is all but here. Hopefully well before now you developed and implemented a plan for meeting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/21/beef-cattle-winter-feeding-considerations-seminar-december-3/

October Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract made a $ 13.20/cwt. price improvement during October. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 99.00/hd.  ($ 13.20/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 6,600 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/07/october-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

NFREC Beef Unit Cattle & Equipment Silent Auction November 12

Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:00 AM (Central) Cattle and Items On Display 12:00 PM Bidding Opens 1:00 PM Bidding Closes on 1st Pen UF/IFAS NFREC Beef Research Unit (One mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162) Selling Commercial Crossbred Females (AngusX, BrangusX, and Braford): ≈25 Pregnant yearling heifers ≈10 Pregnant cows ≈20 Open or …

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The “Bud Box” and Double Alley Design for Cattle Pens

County Agents tour a large “Bud Box” pen used for loading semitruck-load lots of bulls at Blairs Brothers Angus, Sturgis, SD Photo credit:  Doug Mayo This past month as a part of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Conference in South Dakota, I was given the opportunity, along with many other agents from across …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/07/the-bud-box-and-double-alley-design-for-cattle-pens/

Cattle Numbers Up, But Prices Down From Last Month

Cattle prices are very good, but for how long? The more people jump into production, the greater the likelihood of prices falling. In a report dated July 24, 2015, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has stated there are 98.4 million head of cattle on U.S. Farms. This marks the first inventory increase since …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/01/cattle-numbers-up-but-prices-down-from-last-month/

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