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
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It happens. If you own cattle, at some point you will drive out in the pasture and you'll find one with all four feet in the air, or maybe very close to it. HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING PACKER CHANGES
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Kansas State University
The Department of Animal Sciences & Industry welcomes you to Kansas State
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Kansas Angus Association
"The official website of the Kansas Angus Association is designed to facilitate
communication between KAA members and other cattle producers while promoting
Kansas Angus utilizing available technology." Contact info-Online event entry
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Oak Hill Longhorns
Oak Hill Longhorns is Raising blend genetic Registered Texas Longhorns in
Southeast Kansas. Quality Cattle For Sale at All Times.
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HRC is family owned corporation located in the heart of the cattle feeding
industry. We are six and one half miles west of Scott City, Kansas on highway
96. We feed a steamed flaked ration. Feed and cattle financing are available
at competive rates. We also have a custom grazing program.
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Kansas Feed Yards
Kansas Feed Yards: Where feeders of the future are placing cattle today.
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Katahdin Hair Sheep Breeder
The Munaris are breeders of purebred Katahdin hair sheep located in Kinsley,
Kansas. Sales to both domestic and foreign buyers. Katahdin Haar schafe fuer
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Breeders of Olde English Babydoll Southdown Miniature Sheep. Contains general
breed information, information about the farm, links to other sites, and photos
of Babydoll Southdown Miniature Sheep. Located in Wellsville, Kansas, USA.
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Offering Wethersires, Dams, and Showpropects. Located 65 miles NE of Kansas
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Cross Timbers Land
Assisting you in the sale or purchase of ranches, farms, improved pastures,
recreational properties, and development land in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri,
Arkansas, and beyond.
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Loyd Farms Trucking
Serving southern Wyoming, eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and south-western
Nebraska, we haul alfalfa, grain, and cattle. Please see our site or contact
us for more information.
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V-Bar Cattle Co.
Raising registered Angus and Amerifax cattle. Located in Solomon Valley of
north central Kansas.
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Mushrush Red Angus Cattle
A working cattle ranch breeding registered Red Angus cattle under commercial
conditions located near Elmdale, Kansas.
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Angus breeder in Eureka, Kansas. Offering yearly annual production sales.
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Angus Cattle genetics in Manhattan, Kansas.
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Lonker Red Angus & Herefords
The Midwest Source For English Genetics. Producing Red Angus & Hereford
cattle that thrive in the often harsh environment of south central Kansas.
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V Bar Cattle Company
Registered Angus and Amerifax Cattle producers, located in the beautiful Solomon
River Valley in North Central Kansas.
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Laue Charolais Ranch
Charolais cattle in North Central Kansas for nearly 50 years. The leading
U.S. source for Red and Black Factor Charolais.
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Offering purebred proven Charolais and Braunvieh seedstock cattle. Located
in Hill City, Kansas, USA.
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Kansas Simmental Association
Calendar of events, board of directors contact information and other items
of interest relating to Simmental cattle in Kansas and surrounding areas.
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Cow Camp Ranch
Breeders of registered Simmental cattle and a feedlot branch. Providing consulting,
information analysis and the Cow Camp Alliance. Located in Lost Springs and
Ramona, Kansas, USA.
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An experienced breeder of Simmental and Angus with proven genetics needed
for the new millenium. Located in Russell, Kansas, USA.
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Very small herd of LaManchas and Nubians, located near Leon, KS., USA. Includes
pictures, pedigrees and a gestation calculator.
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Syndicate Show Lambs
Includes Four Oaks, Silver Summit, and Little Creek operations located in
Lawrence, Kansas. Lambs and stud rams are pictured, sales information also
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Judd Ranch Inc.
A purebred Gelbvieh ranch operated by Dave and Cindy Judd of Pomona, Kansas.
Bull sales catalogues are available in PDF format.
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Mill Creek Ranch
Mill Creek Ranch is located at the north edge of the Flint Hills near Alma,
Kansas raising Hereford, Angus, and Gelbvieh cattle.
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Spring Valley Farms, Phillipsburg, KS
Breeders of Angus and Gelbvieh purebred cattle and a few registered Quarter
Horses located in northern Kansas about half way between Denver and Kansas
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American Lowline Registry
National membership association and registry for Lowline beef cattle. Located
in Kansas City, MO, USA.
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Breeders of fullblood and percentage Romagnola Beef Cattle for over 15 years!
Private treaty sales welcome! Located in Eastern Kansas.
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Specializing in the manufacturing of custom made ventilation curtains for
livestock buildings, including buildings for hogs, dairy, and poultry. Located
in Salina, Kansas.
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Providing custom finishing for cattle producers and investors. We convert
feeder cattle into finished beef cattle for any meat packer. Kansas.
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Three cattle feedlots(Barton County Feeders, Knight Feederlot and Thomas County
Feeders), Located in Kansas and cattle buying services in Texas.
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DM&M Farms, Inc.
Commercial Cattle Feeders located in Southwest Kansas. Site includes feedyard
and farm information, cattle placement, grain bidding, and cattle for sale.
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Offers boarding, with facilities including indoor and outdoor arenas. Breaking
in if required. Great Bend, Kansas
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Providing pedigree research on Quarter Horses, Paint horses, and Thoroughbreds.
Based in Garden City, Kansas
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Kansas Livestock Association
Encourages the National Cattlemen's Beef Association to continually monitor
international trades issues to assure U.S. beef producers have fair and equal
access to the markets of competing exporting countries.
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Beef Stocker USA
Designed specifically for beef producers who background and/or run stocker
or yearling cattle on various forages across the United States. A service
of Kansas State University.
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Western Land Previews
Showcasing high quality ranch and farm real estate properties in Colorado,
Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and Kansas. Discover God's Country.
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MoKan Livestock Market, Inc.
One of the most modern livestock auction facilities in the midwest with a
weekly sale every Thursday and special cow and bull sale every month. Located
55 miles south of Kansas City, Missouri.
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AVC Sales and Service
Since 1987, AVC Sales & Service has provided the State of Kansas with
hot & cold pressure washers, parts washers, waste water treatment systems,
water filtration units, and chemicals.
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Sun Rock Ranch Resort, LLC
"Your authentic work ranch experience" 3,000 acre working horse and cattle
ranch offering horseback riding, lessons, lodging, boarding and parties. Rent
our horse or bring your own. Located in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas.
7 miles south of I-70 Exit 299.
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