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  • Producers raising cattle in hoop barns face a unique set of challenges but may also find multiple rewards.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Growth Options

    High land prices have led some Midwestern producers to consider indoor cow-calf operations as a way to diversify income.

  • Someday the grading process may be exclusive to cameras, robots and drones, but those days are still a ways away. (Photo by Justin Cormack, CC BY-SA 2.0).)

    The Market's Fine Print

    When it comes to the use of grading cameras, the spread between the best of technology and acceptable business by beef processors remains substantial.

  • The estimated impact of GE-EPDs on genetic gain for weaning weight is 35% greater improvement, compared to just EPDs, when genotyping both bulls and seedstock replacement heifers. (Graphic courtesy Dr. Jim Gibb, Neogen GeneSeek Operations)

    Angus Genetics

    New genomic profiler for Angus seedstock pinpoints traits for economic growth.

  • Thanks to advice from his consulting forester Ralph Jowett (left), Scott Stephens lets his cows and calves graze under the pines on wire grass. He sells his coastal bermudagrass hay to horse owners. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Karl Wolfshohl)

    Two Pay Days

    Florida rancher cultivates an alternate source of late-winter forage.

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Livestock Perspectives

Harrington's Sort & Cull

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Livestock Markets

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