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  • Cows graze on snowy pasture during sunset

    December 12, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Previous reports have noted a growing body of evidence that would seem to suggest that American cattle producers are beginning to slow the pace of herd expansion – even if …

  • A herd of brown cattle graze on green pasture.

    November 28, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Farm income numbers in both the U.S. and Canada appear to be providing further reason for American cattle producers to throttle back on expansion, and for those in Canada to …

  • Two black cows stand on green pasture.

    November 14, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    When corn supplies rise, rising beef supplies usually are not far behind. And there’s little doubt there’s lots of corn and more beef is ahead.

    With the USDA surprising …

  • A group of heifers eats hay off snow covered ground.

    October 31, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    As the cattle markets of North America travel along a lower road than during 2014 and the first half of 2015, with prices and profits for most operations not what they were …

  •  A brown horse hangs its head out a stall window while snow falls.

    October 31, 2017

    As we get into the heart of fall, it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming winter. Hi-Pro Feeds took a few minutes to ask Dr. Morrow about how caring for horses changes during those colder months.

    Dr. Morrow, how does caring …

  • A large group of people stand in the cross-ventilated barn and hear a talk.

    October 26, 2017

    On October 18, over 700 people gathered at Wildcat Dairy for the 8th consecutive Southwest Dairy Days. A large tent was erected near the new barn where fifty-seven exhibitors set up tables for demonstrations and hand out …

  • A black cow licks her calf as they lay on pasture.

    October 17, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    One basic law of supply and demand suggests that when a certain commodity is low priced, enough additional demand will be stimulated to help move the market back higher again. …

  • Snack Pak for Kids ad showing that for every beef stick purchased another one will be given to a kid in need.

    October 10, 2017

    For the past several years, Hi-Pro Feeds has partnered with Snack Pak for Kids to help feed hungry children in the Texas Panhandle. SP4K is a weekend backpack program that began in September 2010. Dyron Howell and his wife, Kelly, …

  • A black cow on green pasture looks toward camera.

    October 3, 2017

    By Ranulf Glanville & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    As regular readers will know, the previous blog discussed the supply and demand factors of the beef market, and how that can help us determine where a bottom might be for …

  • Two hands hold feed next to a Hi-Pro bag.

    October 2, 2017

    By Matt McMillan, Ph.D., Equine Nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds

    Colic in horses can be defined as exhibiting signs of distress caused by abdominal pain. It is one of the most frequent causes of emergency treatment annually and is …

  • The sun rises over a West Texas landscape. On the right a title card says "Hi-Pro Feeds Presents A Quick Guide to: Body Condition Scoring with Range Nutritionist Kent Mills"

    September 21, 2017

    By Kent Mills, Range Nutritionist

    Body Condition Scoring is important for livestock operators because it gives them an opportunity to observe and determine whether their animals are gaining or losing weight. Body condition …

  • Brown and black cattle graze on a grassy pasture before large hills.

    September 19, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    With cattle prices declining, one big question cattle producers are asking themselves is this: When and where is the bottom?

    In tackling this question, one useful …

  • A black cow with a green ear tag looks toward camera.

    September 6, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    It’s no secret that Mother Nature has a major influence over North American cattle numbers.

    As all producers know, the multi-year southern Plains drought was one of the …

  • Sabrina Ketcham turns a barrel in competition

    August 24, 2017

    “Now’s a great time to talk, we have our truck and trailer stuck in the mud!” Sabrina Ketcham, Professional Barrel Racer, says with a chuckle while taking a phone call from the road. A seasoned pro, Sabrina easily rolls with the …

  • Cover photo of the Backyard Poultry Guide with two white chickens and a rooster

    August 24, 2017

    Hi-Pro Feeds is pleased to provide a comprehensive guide to assist backyard poultry raisers. Click here to download the Hi-Pro Feeds Backyard Poultry Guide. For more information on the Hi-Pro Poultry Feeding Programs, and our …

  • A black cow stands on the Texas prairie and looks toward camera.

    August 22, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    It seems the BSE crisis is just something Canadian cattle producers are having a tough time getting over. And now there may be even more reasons to hold back on expansion. …

  • A herd of cattle walk over green grass toward a group of trees.

    August 7, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing, Ltd

    The general approach of these twice-monthly posts is to take a step back and review the big picture cattle price trends.

    Today let’s take a quick look at what we’re watching …

  • A red and white calf lies on the ground.

    July 26, 2017

    By Ranulf Glanville & John DePutter, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    If you’ve been keeping up with these blog posts you know that we believe that the main trend for cash cattle prices is down from the high made in the spring. We’ve also …

  • A red cow with a purple ear tag looks toward the camera.

    July 12, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing, Ltd

    Huge bear, big bounce, now retreating again

    Last fall we discussed the possible lows and potential profit to be made by putting cattle on feed during the crux of the deep break …

  • A cowboy loops his lasso while a herd of cattle look on.

    July 27, 2017

    By Matt McMillan, Ph.D., Equine Nutritionist, Hi-Pro Feeds

    On a weight basis, the horse’s body consists of approximately 60 to 65% water, 30 to 35% of protein, fat, and stored energy sources, and 4% in minerals.  While minerals only …