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Beef Brief-July 10, 2024

July 9, 2024

Week ending July 5, 2024 Fed cattle in the south and the north remained steady with feeders and stockers lower. Live cattle and feeder futures did closer higher than last week with the Choice beef cutout higher as well. Corn remained lower. Trade in both the southern and northern plains was steady at $190 and…

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Strong sale season for Red Angus bulls

July 9, 2024

The Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 sale season was incredibly busy, yet successful for the RAAA commercial marketing team and other staff. In total, staff attended 111 sales, covering 18 different states from all over the continental U.S. At these sales, they engaged in 69 speaking opportunities to promote the Red Angus breed as well as marketing…

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Sponsor the RAAA Dummy Team Roping contest

July 9, 2024

The National Convention newest event, the RAAA Dummy Team Roping Contest, needs a sponsor, and you could be it! Held on Sept. 10 during the social hour, the contest will be run by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rodeo Team. To support this new and fun event, contact Halla Ramsey, halla@redangus.org, or call 940-387-3502, ext. 10. Sponsors…

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Southern Red's Field Day to be held July 13

July 9, 2024

Broadhead Brahmans is hosting the Southern Red's Field Day on July 13 on their ranch in Mendenhall, Mississippi. Bringing together breeders of both Red Angus and Brahman cattle as well as commercial cattle producers, the day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and cattle viewing. Speakers include Stacy Broadhead, Brahman breeder Marcus Shackelford, Champion…

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Beef Brief-July 3, 2024

July 1, 2024

Week ending June 28, 2024 Fed cattle trade held steady last week, with northern trade closing at $198.50 and southern trade closing at $190. Futures trade closed the week $1.25 to $5.90 higher across the front three months of trade. Stocker and feeder cattle trade was variable for the week. The national average price for…

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Beef Brief-June 26, 2024

June 25, 2024

Week ending June 21, 2024 Fed cattle trade in the southern and northern plains was higher. Feeder cattle trended up while stockers remained steady. Live cattle futures and feeder cattle futures remained to be mostly lower as well. Choice dressed beef was up while corn was down. Fed cattle in the south were $3 higher…

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RAAA call for Grid Master data

June 25, 2024

Early summer is harvest season for the majority of the nation’s fed cattle. Cattlemen and feeders are now reflecting on the carcass data from this year’s crop. Producers whose cattle are enrolled in RAAA’s Feeder Calf Certification Program may submit their carcass data to be considered for the distinguished Grid Master award. The RAAA recognizes…

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Beef Brief-June 12, 2024

June 11, 2024

Week ending June 7, 2024 Values in all classes of cattle trade were relatively lower for the week. Trade of fed cattle was limited in last week's market. Trade values in the north and south were down $1 for the week—northern trade closed at $189 and southern trade was at $185. Live cattle futures closed…

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EID options offered by RAAA

June 11, 2024

By Rachael Oliver, RAAA assistant director of commercial marketing As members of RAAA, did you know our value-added department carries two types of EIDs? We offer manufacturer stock EIDs (982 or 988) and the official USDA 840 EIDs. For many years now, our value-added team has been diligent in providing Red Angus producers with the…

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Exercise intolerance gene mutation identified

June 11, 2024

By Lindsay Upperman, Ph.D., RAAA director of breed improvement A new genetic mutation was identified at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with composite calves, made up of a cross of Red Angus, Simmental and Gelbvieh. The calves in the UNL herd were experiencing exercise intolerance that was exacerbated by stress. For instance, when the herd was…

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