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Improving habitat for the deer herd

Outdoor writer Bill Winke, host of Hoyt’s Bowhunting Whitetails, says one of the best ways to help build the deer herd on your farm is to improve the habitat. On this episode, he talks about some of the strategies he recently implemented on... Read More.

U.S. cattle herd expansion not here yet

A livestock economist says beef cow slaughter numbers indicate expansion of the US cattle herd won’t happen anytime soon. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says the year-to-date beef cow slaughter is 4.95% of beginning inventory. “Cow slaughter is not down enough that we’re actually building... Read More.

U.S. hog breeding herd moves slightly lower

The USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs shows the potential for at least some industry contraction later this year. The U.S. breeding herd on June 1st, 2023 was slightly lower at 6.146 million head, generally in-line with pre-report expectations. The breeding numbers do show steady... Read More.