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Cattle industry still in expansion mode

With all the information out there and lack of key data, especially from the USDA, makes forecasting the cattle industry very daunting.  The USDA released its comprehensive Cattle report, which includes survey-based estimates of the all cattle and calves inventory, the calf crop, beef and dairy cow inventories, and a variety of other inventory estimates. James Minert, Purdue Extension, has used...

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Beef Resource Guide

As we all know there are a myriad of rules out there; local, state, and federal.  I think I heard somewhere that every American breaks multiple laws each day because they are simply not aware of them!  Several groups in IL - IL Beef Association, IL Farm Bureau, IL Milk Producers Assoc, and IL Pork Producers - came together to sponsor the Beef Resource Guide for cattlemen.  The purpose...

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COOL for Each State?!

This is an interesting twist on the COOL situation.  As most people know COOL was deemed "illegal" (for the lack of a better term at the moment) by the World Trade Organization.  I read these on the MeatingPlace website. State to consider country-of-origin labeling 2/1/2017 A group of South Dakota state congressmen has...

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