2019 Rewind: Drovers' Cover Articles

We're recapping this year's most important issues though a look back at the covers of Drovers magazine.

January

2019 Cattle Prices: Flat, Analysts Say, But Supported By Demand

Supply increases for 2019 are certain, but prices and profitability continue to find support from consumers.

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February

Antibiotic Stewardship: FDA Cites Progress

Report shows substantial decline in sales of medically important antibiotics for food animal use during 2017.   

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March

Encourage the “Good Bugs”  

Understanding of the cattle microbiome can provide tools for improving animal health and productivity.

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April

 Optimize Fertility      

Reproduction strategies, some simple and some more advanced, can economically boost calving rates.

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May

Bigger Herds, More Beef Operations, Census Says

NASS reports in the 2017 Census of Agriculture that 36% of U.S. farms have beef cows, with the average herd size 43.5 head. Smaller operations, however, are declining.

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June/July

You Can Profit From Preconditioning

Preconditioning programs for calves can help increase returns on sale day, and this year may provide opportunities to adjust nutritional management and capture more value from your forages.

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August

Retained Ownership 2019

This year's weather extremes will play a role in the success of calf marketing programs.

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September

Market Stabilizes After Tyson Fire

How a single packing plant fire shook up the cattle markets.

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October

October

Market Angst Boils

Cattlemen sought relief from devastating cattle markets following the August fire at a Kansas packing plant.

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November/December

Beef Cutout Prices: Widely Reported, Yet Wildly Misunderstood

Shocking profit spread fueled the anger and deepening rift between packers and feeders. Who was right?

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Latest News

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Program Helps Give Calves A Healthy Edge

Purina Animal Nutrition introduces Purina® Plus, an innovative feeder calf program, which aims to help cattle producers supply high-value, low-risk feeder calves to the marketplace.

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Adding Up Pennies

The “Discovering True Carcass Value Webinar” sponsored by Certified Angus Beef will explore cutout values and how CAB carcasses add value beyond Choice.

Rana Creek Ranch
Glenn Selk: Riding Off Into The Sunset

Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Glenn Selk announces he is handing over publication of future Cow-Calf Newsletters to other OSU beef specialists.

Gearhart Ranch
NCBA Delivers State of the Industry Address

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association spokesmen gave an update on the state of the industry and priority issues in Washington, D.C. that may affect cattlemen during the group’s virtual Winter Reboot conference.

Pilgrim’s Pride Agrees To Price-Fixing Fine

Pilgrim's Pride, the nation's second-largest poultry processor, entered a guilty plea to federal charges of price-fixing and bid-rigging, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

Setting Expectations Smooths the Path for Succession Planning with Off-Farm Heirs

At this year’s Top Producer Online Summit, Rena Striegel shared her key tips to make this transition easier for all involved.