Greg HendersonEditorial Director

Greg Henderson assumed the leadership of Beef Today in August 2013. Previously, he was the long-time Drovers/CattleNetwork editor. He writes from Mission, Kan.

Greg Henderson assumed the leadership of Beef Today in August 2013. Previously, he was the long-time Drovers/CattleNetwork editor. He writes from Mission, Kan.

Articles By Greg Henderson

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Apr 24, 2020

Fed Cattle Lower, Beef Prices Spike To Record Highs

Significantly reduced slaughter levels brought the full weight of the COVID-19 crisis to bear on cattle markets this week as cash cattle prices declined and boxed beef prices spiked to record highs.

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Apr 24, 2020

COF: March Feedlot Placements Hit Record Lows

USDA's monthly cattle on feed report estimated March placements to be the lowest since the data series began in 1996.

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Apr 24, 2020

FJ Live: Packers Picking Fattest Cattle To Help Ease Backlog

A Texas-based marketing cooperative is working with beef packers to sort off the fattest cattle in member feedyards for harvest in an attempt to keep cattle from becoming overfinished.

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Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19: Kansas Officials Actively Assisting Packing Plants, Workers

Kansas officials are actively working to keep the state’s beef packing facilities operational in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including a plan to quarantine positive citizens in some vacant state facilities.

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Apr 22, 2020

Three Ranches Apply For Hammond's Grazing Permits

At least three ranches have applied for BLM grazing permits on 41 square miles of Oregon range that was previously allotted to the Hammonds who were the subjects of a controversial legal case.

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Apr 17, 2020

Fed Cattle Market AWOL, Feeder Cattle Rally

COVID-19 has temporarily placed a restriction on the number of cattle that can be harvested in a given week. That scenario is usually a recipe for lower prices, but this week’s extremely light fed trade was steady.

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Apr 16, 2020

Profit Tracker: Eroding Feedlot Margins

Cattle feeding losses increased the week ending April 11, as cash prices fell $6 per cwt. on soft packer demand for market-ready cattle.

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Apr 14, 2020

COVID-19: Tyson’s Pasco, WA, Plant Remains Open

Dozens of workers at Tyson's Pasco, WA, beef plant have tested positive for COVID-19, but the plant will remain open under heightened health and safety procedures.

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Apr 13, 2020

Cargill’s High River, Alta., Beef Plant Slows To One Shift

Cargill’s High River, Alta., beef harvest facility has slowed to one shift beginning this week to prioritize the health and safety of employees, reducing harvest to about 1,500 head per day.