LIVESTOCK NEWS
Rebuilding the Herd
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Apr 28, 2014 04:26 PM CDT

This is a season cattle producers will be telling their grandchildren about one day. It's an open window to what could be historic profit margins and a time to grow back a beef industry that's had more shrink than muscle in recent years.

At Alabama's Dee River Ranch, Mike Dee has this season of opportunity firmly in his sights. The family started laying groundwork last year to expand their Aliceville cattle operation, he said. This year, they're holding onto heifers and backgrounding calves. Mostly, everyone's thanking God for the green grass and praying it lasts. The Dee family is not ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
The Attraction of Youth
Certified at 99%
Two Sisters, One Bold Move
NFU Doubts Cattle Import Basis
Kub's Den
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Calif. Feeders Try to Rebound
The Market's Fine Print
BQA Stocker
Strategic Marketing