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The Kansas beef industry represents a major economic activity in the Kansas economy. In terms of gross cash receipts, the $4.07 billion of cattle marketings represents 58 percent of all agricultural marketings and 89 percent of livestock and poultry marketings for the most currently available year. These percentages have remained relatively stable over the past decade as crop prices and production levels in Kansas have not fluctuated very dramatically. In recent years, levels of profitability in the Kansas agricultural economy have been directly related to performance in the livestock sector.

Although the beef feedlot industry is continuing to consolidate into fewer and larger operations, the cow-calf sector remains quite dispersed. The cow herd tends to locate near the low cost forages. The larger supplies and lower prices associated with the cattle cycle point to a period in which the less efficient producers may not survive and more efficient operations will dominate the industry. While many inputs (feed, labor, utilities, trucking, etc.) will still be provided locally, less will be needed per unit of output. Because cattle production units will be larger on average than they are today, total economic activity may remain stable or increase for regions that have production units.

The beef industry is also slowly transforming from a commodity to a production orientation with increased interest in value based marketing and retained ownership. These trends will place greater value on superior cattle and on information systems that will accurately relate value through the marketing channel. New products will have to meet the requirements for fresh, processed, HRI (Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutions), retail, and international markets. As a result, the different segments of the marketing channel will communicate more closely with one another. This communication, either formal via specification contracts or informal, will coordinate to deliver cattle with specific characteristics for a given product line and synchronize production flow to more efficiently utilize processing capacity. The additional handling and processing associated with these new markets will mean additional value-added jobs in Kansas' agri- industries.

The beef industry is also quickly evolving to an integrated forage and beef system approach to production. Once the market place identifies the genetic characteristics of cattle to fill a particular market niche, the genetics will determine the needed nutrition, grazing and feeding program. Using this system approach to beef production, Kansas producers will remain competitive in the cattle industry and the global protein market. ...more

 

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KANSAS CITY TO HOST NATIONAL ANGUS CONVENTION
No matter how you make your living in the cattle business, there's a place for you at the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show.
BQA PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO ADD VALUE
Every work force has some degree of training. Skill will probably differ depending on what level of training you receive. In the corporate world, there are performance evaluations and peer evaluations, but the beef and food industries face the toughest critic of all; the American consumer.
PRODUCERS MUST STUDY VALUE OF MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS
Mineral nutrition, in general, has been studied at great length and for the most part a great deal is known about the importance of minerals in cattle nutritional programs. It is not, however, a topic that appears to be readily understood by many producers, researchers or ag professionals.
IT'S THE PITTS -- LEAST LOVABLE LIVESTOCK
Let me state right up front that I'm quite positive this column will be offensive to the folks who raise llamas, yaks, cats or ostriches, but please remember this is just one person's opinion and I was wrong one time and could be again.
SOUTH POLL CATTLE ARE BRED TO THRIVE IN THE SOUTH
In the cattle industry, producers are always looking for the best way to improve productivity in their herds. Every producer faces the challenges of putting the right breed and genetic package together that will work best for their environment.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- REPLACEMENT PRICES HIGH BUT REASONABLE
It's plumb difficult to get a feel for exactly how much herd expansion is taking place.
A.I./ESTRUS SYNCHRONIZATION PROGRAM ADDS VALUE
Progressive cattlemen look to the “tools of the trade” to help benefit the operation. Relying on advanced reproductive technology (ART) is something most operations fail to capitalize on. Extra management, most of the time, will work to an operators advantage.
44 FARMS TO DONATE 2015 ANGUS FOUNDATION HEIFER
The Angus Foundation is pleased to announce 44 Farms, Cameron, Texas, as the 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer Package donor. She sells January 2015 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.
IT'S THE PITTS -- TEN THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT COWS
Consumers don't make the connection between cows and all the great things they provide. Here's my top ten list of the things I love most about cows.
NATIONAL JUNIOR BRANGUS SHOW HELD IN TEXAS
More than 100 junior Brangus exhibitors traveled up to 1,100 miles one-way to attend this year's 32nd Annual National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) in Bryan, Texas.
PRODUCERS FACE CHALLENGE OF KEEPING CATTLE PRODUCTIVE
Every cattle operation is affected by sickness and or even death loss in some manner. At this time of the year, when many producers are weaning and “transitioning” large numbers of calves, this is especially true.
SOUTHERN PRODUCERS ARE UTILIZING BRANGUS GENETICS
When ranchers in the Southern United States are asked to list ideal characteristics for cattle in their operations, they may share several things in common.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- SIX DEGREES OF MITIGATION
The distance between villain and tragic figure is often among the shortest in literature and in life.
PRODUCERS DISCUSS POLICY PRIORITIES
Members of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association addressed current policy priorities at the 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver, passing new resolutions and directives for the 2014 Policy Agenda.
GAME CAMERAS HELP WITH DEER MANAGEMENT
A camera that began as a cool gadget for photographing bucks and monitoring food plots or game trails has become an important survey instrument for managing deer populations.

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