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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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SALACOA VALLEY BRANGUS SALE AVERAGES $7,047
Cool temperatures and brisk fall weather produced a hot Brangus sale in Georgia.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- START YOUR ENGINES
“Just a little easier than spotting a bull moose in a one-horse trailer,” Myron said. He was telling Hooter and Roy Bean “Benny” Wilson how he discovered the perfect chink in the corporate armor of Cornelius Highbottom III.
IT'S THE PITTS -- HOME IS WHERE THE HOG IS
When I was a youngster, in the formative stages of my life, the place where I resided was the home of the most hated hog in America. Pancakes was her name and she was by far the smartest animal I have ever raised.
USE OF EGG PROTEINS CAN HELP PRODUCE A STRONG, HEALTHY CALF
Virtually every cattleman will tell you that the success of his operation is dependent on producing healthy, productive replacements. The nutrition and health management of newborn calves is a constant topic of concern, and every producer is looking for a cost-effective, magic combination of products and practices that result in healthy calves on a consistent basis.
BLACK INK -- HIGH STEAKS
“You get what you pay for” is a saying that often assumes limitations. It comes to mind when you or a friend find disappointment in a supposed bargain.
GENETRUST AT CHIMNEY ROCK SALE HELD OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 1
A capacity crowd met one of the most complete offerings of Brangus genetics in history with great enthusiasm, as Bill and Gail Davis hosted their 8th annual two-day event where attendees have come to expect their combination of outstanding cattle and one of a kind hospitality.
IT'S THE PITTS -- PET SCANS
Our health care system really has gone to the dogs.
ALL-NATURAL VS. ORGANIC: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?
Seldom does a week go by that I don't get a question or have a discussion concerning all-natural programs, organic programs or a comparison of the two.
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- TOP STORIES IN 2015
Forecasting the ultimate drivers of cattle prices in the new year, let alone their specific effects, is as unknowable as looking in the rearview mirror is certain. However, you can make a strong case for these being part of the conversation this year, in no particular order.
CATTLEFAX WEBINAR TO BE HELD JANUARY 21
Cow-calf producers are at a fork in the road, according to CattleFax, the global leader in beef industry research, analysis and information.
IT'S THE PITTS -- YES, THERE'S A SANTA CLAUS
Twas' the night before Christmas and the family was en-route to grandma's house. As they motored through the intersection of a small sleepy town the ill mannered child in the back seat yelled into his father's ear, "It's him, it's him, it's Santa Claus."
PROPER PROTEIN FEEDING IMPORTANT IN BEEF CATTLE
In the last issue we began a series taking another, new, look at protein and its very important role as a nutrient in cattle diets. Protein is an extremely important part of the breeding program for both cows and bulls as well as growing and developing calves.
COYOTES ARE WILY PREDATORS AND PESTS
Before 1965, coyotes did not live in southern states east of the Mississippi River.
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- BLESSED BE THE WORKERS
If it wasn't risking life and limb to string Aunt Pinky's ancient, endless strings of Christmas lights, it was canvassing the country for a camel to round out the Christmas pageant.
TJB GELBVIEH BULL SALE AVERAGES $4,375 ON 32 LOTS
TJB Gelbvieh extended their traditional warm southern hospitality on an unusually cold and windy November day in Chickamauga, Ga.

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