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The U.S. Cattle Inventory Report: July 2015

U.S. Calf Crop

The semi-annual U.S. Cattle Inventory Report was released on July 24, 2015 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This report confirmed that U.S. herd expansion is continuing. The report saw significant increases in every category except the category of Bulls, 500-pounds and over which remained unchanged from a year ago, as shown in Table […]

15th Florida Bull Test Sale Summary

Steve Williams of J & W receiving his plaque for their consignment J&W Mr Cruising that was the winner of the FL Bull Test and SimAngus breed winner. Pictured (from L to R): Nick Comerford (NFREC Center Director), Steve Williams, and David Thomas (NFREC Beef Unit Supervisor).

The Florida Bull Test Sale was held on January 17, 2015 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL. Of the 102 bulls originally consigned to the test 56 bulls were on offer. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks were eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls were inspected for structural soundness and […]

The Economics of Grazing Cool-Season Annual Forages

Producers throughout the Southeast feed hay and other stored feedstuffs during the fall, winter, and early spring due to limited forage availability and lower forage quality. Feeding during this time period could last for 90 to 180 days based on management programs and weather conditions. Regardless of why and how long we choose to feed […]

Consider Investments in Efficiency with Extra Cattle Income

Cattle Inventory Relationship with Cow-calf Profits

Chart 1 Most cattlemen have a noticeable grin on their faces these days.  Cattle have been selling for record prices this summer as seen in Chart 1 above.  What is causing this major increase in prices?  Primarily there are two key factors: fewer cattle, and cheaper feed. Chart 2 below shows the drastic decline in […]

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