Carcass and maternal traits go hand in glove

Carcass and maternal traits go hand in glove

MARKET UPDATE Cash fed cattle prices remained firmer last week with instances of $120/cwt. live trade in Iowa, while eastern Nebraska saw the top end of $190/cwt. dressed, resulting in a weekly live average of $119/cwt. Two weeks ago the federally inspected 679K head...
Beyond the storm

Beyond the storm

Beyond the storm   by Abbie Burnett November 19, 2019 Disappointing cattle prices loom like storm clouds. A third of producers are losing money, while others get by with modest returns and worry about those thunderheads. There are silver linings, of course. CattleFax...
Champions on the hoof and under the hide

Champions on the hoof and under the hide

Champions on the hoof and under the hide Alexis “Lexi” Koelling has been pulling a heifer around since she was three. Now 15, she’s no stranger to the winner’s circle, but you wouldn’t know by talking to her. You’d have to prod her a bit to find out she won Grand...
Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in “I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is...