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Mid-South Stocker Conference on March 21 aims to help operators by ‘Opening Pathways to Profitability’

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Beef producers have to deal with the constant ebb and flow of their industry. Variables such as weather, market prices, fuel and other input costs, along with added influence of external forces of politics, economics, animal rights and consumer perceptions, make profitability a challenge. The 2019 Mid-South Stocker Conference aims to help stocker operators by...

Kentucky’s cattle are taking a hit from the wettest year on record, showing signs of stress

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky 2018 was Kentucky’s wettest year on record, and the new year seems to be more of the same. This means most livestock producers are dealing with less than ideal conditions, and cattle are showing signs of stress. “It is important to understand this winter has been relatively easy temperature-wise but difficult for cattle in Kentucky,” said Michelle Arnold,...