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Analysts are watching to see the impacts the JBS meat processing plant fire will have on markets. Elliott Dennis, livestock Extension economist for the University of Nebraska, said in his “In the Cattle Markets” column for the Livestock Marketing Information Center that the plant, located in Grand Island, Nebraska, has similarities to the Tyson plant fire in Kansas.

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CALEDONIA, Minn. – In their quest for holistic farming methods, Jordan and Rachelle Meyer of southeastern Minnesota are stretching the limits of their land and their farming abilities by adding a herd of goats to their enterprise. They already have beef, pork and chickens. The newest venture makes use of wooded land and weeds in the fields.

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Janice Siegford, researcher for the Michigan State University Department of Animal Science, is leading a team in studying the advancement of precision farming in the U.S. swine industry.

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Regardless of how efficiently reproductive success is managed on the farm, beef producers are tasked annually with incorporating new females into the herd in the form of replacement heifers.

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Abundant forage growth and proximity to row crop feed sources set the stage for successful cattle production in some Midwestern states, and people in the cattle industry in those states take pride in their success.