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Fed Cattle Price Discovery Issues and Considerations

This report was commissioned by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to provide guidance in support of cattle industry policy considerations, especially related to price discovery in fed cattle markets. The task force of agricultural economists that produced this report collective-ly have more than 120 years of experience as cattle industry economic analysts and researchers. In about three weeks’ time, this task force assembled, considered, synthesized and summarized available research, information and knowledge about the economics of the cattle industry.

Beef CattleFarm & Ranch FinancesLivestockMarket OutlooksReceiving & Feedlot
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An Introduction to Finishing Beef

Producers will learn realistic expectations and strategies for finishing beef cattle by considering the animal’s health, nutrition and available technologies.

Beef CattleCow-CalfLivestockReceiving & FeedlotStocker Cattle
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Cow-Calf Standardized Performance Analysis (SPA)

Key components of and the performance statistics generated by cow-calf SPA Software and their application in making decisions within the IRM framework.

Beef CattleCow-CalfLivestock
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Regulatory Landscape for the Direct Marketing of Meat and Poultry in Oklahoma

Owners of livestock and poultry in Oklahoma may have interest in marketing their animals, a portion of their animals or the meat/poultry from those animals directly to consumers. To accomplish this, the animals must be slaughtered and processed and prepared as finished meat/poultry cuts. There are four basic regulatory avenues for the direct marketing of meat/poultry, and each category has respective specifications and limitations within.

Beef CattleFood ProcessingFood ProductsLivestockPackaging & LabelingPigs, Hogs, SwinePoultryRegulations, Customer Requirements & Compliance
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OSU Cowculator v2.0 Beef Cow Nutrition Evaluation Software

A guide on using the Oklahoma State University Cowculator v2.0.

Beef CattleLivestock
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Should I Buy (or Retain) Stockers to Graze Wheat Pasture?

Factors to consider when deciding whether to buy or retain cattle to graze on wheat pasture and the impacts on potential profit variability.

Beef CattleBudgets & RecordkeepingBusiness Planning & ManagementFarm & Ranch FinancesFinancial StatementsLivestockStocker Cattle
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