• Cattle foraging after trees are blown down, or large numbers of acorns are blown off those trees, may show signs of poisoning due to tannins in the acorns. Prompt action is vital. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Victoria G. Myers)

    Ask the Vet

    Tannins in acorns, when consumed in large quantities or at certain times of the year, can severely damage an animal's kidneys and blood vessels.

  • In the midst of hardships, building on farm-to-consumer relationships takes on a new dynamic. (Photo by Tom Gralish)

    We'd Like to Mention

    New connections forged between consumers and farm families during the pandemic, may lead to changing perceptions, and more appreciation for the hard work those in ag do every day.

  • The November USDA Cattle on Feed report showed cattle on feed up 1% from a year ago, with a total of 11.97 million head in the nation's feedlots of 1,000 head or larger. Total on-feed numbers are slightly less than pre-report estimates. (DTN ProphetX chart by Rick Kment)

    USDA Cattle on Feed Report

    Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 12.0 million head on Nov. 1, 2020. The inventory was 1% above Nov. 1, 2019, USDA reported on Friday.

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