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Raising beefier cattle just got harder

Aug 19, 2013
Merck withdraws, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots.

Despite higher beef prices, cattle ranchers don't see better sales

Jun 6, 2013
For cattle rancher Ken Lenox, the higher price of beef at the store isn't leading to bigger profits.

A hopeful spring for cattle ranchers

Apr 24, 2013
Rain in Missouri means grass is growing -- and that's a good thing for cattle ranchers.

What are your cows eating? Cookies, ice cream, and more...

Sep 24, 2012
The Midwest drought has withered the nation's corn crop and pushed prices up. Now, the market for alternative feed for cattle is skyrocketing -- sending farmers scrambling for cheaper alternatives, like gummy worms and ice cream sprinkles.

Isaac brings rain to Missouri cattle ranchers

Aug 31, 2012
Missouri cattle rancher Ken Lenox is happy for several inches of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.

Missouri cattle rancher still hopes for rain

Aug 10, 2012
Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says farmers in Missouri are struggling with the Midwest drought. Some have resorted to tapping wells they haven't used in decades to provide water for their herds.

Midwest drought parches the ranching industry

Aug 6, 2012
Out on the plains, drought is parching everything from corn to cattle. And when the prairie grass burns up, so does a business model that depends on it: ranching.

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Missouri cattle farmer struggles through Midwest drought

Jul 19, 2012
Cattle ranchers in the Midwest face some tough decisions as their pastures bake with little to no rain.

Cattle futures bounce back despite case of Mad Cow

Apr 25, 2012
The case of Mad Cow in California put a few South Korean retailers off of buying U.S. beef temporarily. But Canadian and Japanese importers haven't flinched.

Report: U.S. cattle herd shrinks to smallest size since 1958

Jan 28, 2011
Americans soon could be crying 'Where's the beef?' -- until the cows come home. Cattle herd may be the next casualty of the struggling U.S. econ...