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Beef Brief-April 10, 2024

April 10, 2024

Week ending April 5, 2024 Prices across all facets of cattle and beef trade trended lower for last week, with the exception of slaughter cow trade. In fed cattle trade, northern and southern trade values were down $2 for the week, closing at $87 and $184 respectively. Across the front three months of futures trade,…

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Pay your account balance with electronic checks

April 3, 2024

We are pleased to announce that, starting April 1, electronic checks will be available as a convenient method for members to pay their account balances. This initiative is aimed at enhancing our payment options and providing greater flexibility and convenience for our valued members. As you may be aware, RAAA has been absorbing all fees…

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Beef Brief-April 3, 2024

April 3, 2024

Week ending March 29, 2024 This week, cash prices for all classes were lower, as well as for corn. Trade in the South was $2 lower on fat cattle at $186, with northern trade being $1 lower at $189. Live cattle futures closed at $2.50 to $3.30 lower and carcass weights remained the same. On…

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Beef Brief-March 20, 2024

March 20, 2024

Week ending March 15, 2024 Fed cattle in the South and North trended higher, with stockers and feeder cattle doing the same. Live cattle were mixed with dressed beef cutouts and were higher, along with corn prices. Fed cattle in the South were $1 higher at $186. Northern cattle were $2 higher at $187.50. The…

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Nominations now open for annual Red Angus awards

March 20, 2024

The National Red Angus Convention is fast approaching and as part of the convention, our annual awards winners will be recognized in Lincoln. If you would like to nominate members and/or producers for an award listed below, email their name and nomination summary to Halla Ramsey or Stephanie Jung, awards committee chair. Nominations should be submitted by April…

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Beef Brief-March 13, 2024

March 13, 2024

Week ending March 8, 2024 Fed cattle trade closed the week $2 higher for both northern and southern trade, closing at $185.50 and $185 respectively. Live cattle futures closed $1.12 to $1.25 lower for the week across the front three months of trade. Both stocker and feeder cattle trade were moderately higher for the week.…

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Beef Brief-Feb. 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Week ending Feb. 23, 2024 Fed cattle trade closed with increases in trade values for the week. Northern and southern trade both closed at $183 for the week, up $2 and $3 respectively. Live cattle futures closed the week up $0.85 to $1.05 across the front three months of trade. Stocker and feeder cattle trade…

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Beef Brief-Feb. 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Week ending Feb. 16, 2024 Cattle traded slightly higher in the Southern Plains and remained steady in the North. Feeder cattle and stockers remained higher and futures were mixed. Corn was lower and dressed cutouts were higher than the previous week. Fed cattle traded $1 higher at $180. The feeder cattle national average for steers…

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Spring 2024 herd inventory

February 14, 2024

Due date: End of day March 6 Spring 2024 herd inventory was requested in January. This is a reminder to submit necessary disposals, reason codes or transfers to update your herd. All females listed on your active inventory after March 6 will be billed the spring THR assessment in July. Reminders: Females listed in the…

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Sire Genetics: A Red Angus Case Study (Part 2)

February 13, 2024

Last week, we introduced the fall-born steer calf pictured below. He was part of a Red Angus EPD comparison project that matched up one high-growth/high-carcass sire against two low-growth/lower-carcass sires. This calf was one of 26 total calves in the study. He impressively ranked third against his contemporaries for weaning weight on a 205-day adjusted…

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