Find Archived USDA Price Reports

The question came up in one of my email lists of where to find archived USDA livestock reports, and I did a little searching to find the answer. Then I thought our readers here might also be interested.

Here’s how to find them! First, find the URL of the auction or the prices you want from this page:

ams.usda.gov/market-news/feeder-and-replacement-cattle-auctions

This will lead you to a page with a URL similar to this one for the Missouri Weighed Avg page:

ams.usda.gov/mnreports/jc_ls795.txt

You will need to note down the last part of this URL. In this case, we will use the part: jc_ls795

Now, navigate to this page:

ams.usda.gov/market-news/search-market-news
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Categories: Marketing and Recent.

Time to Write the Book!

Mom, Richard, and I have been talking about writing the book about Mom and Dad’s life for a long time now. Finally, we realized that, if we don’t start on it and really put some focus into it, it just won’t happen. Therefore, we have decided to not teach ANY schools in 2019 (except the 3 day Marketing and Stockmanship School in February just before the 2019 Bud Summit) so we can focus on collecting the information and writing the book.

So, if you have been putting off attending a school thinking, “I’ll just get the next one,” you might consider attending one of these four schools, or you will need to wait until 2020.

Here is the information about our remaining schools:

Watch for notice that the book is ready to order!
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Categories: Recent.

Misconceptions of Low-Stress Handling

This article was published May 30, 2016 in Drovers, and somehow we missed promoting it on our web page at the time. I’m going with “better late than never” and posting it now! These misconceptions are things we cover in our schools and some are really important differences between Proper Stockmanship and some other stockmanship “methods” or thoughts.

Read the article here.

Categories: Recent and Stockmanship.