Featured
Dec 11, 2014
blog

Life was good when our only worry was herd expansion 4

However, I couldn’t help but ask myself, if I were a betting man, which do I believe poses the biggest risk, and which do I believe is more likely to occur first – increased cattle numbers, a global recession, a U.S. debt failure, or a geopolitical crisis....More
beef packing plant
Dec 1, 2014
blog

Shrinking cattle supplies reshuffle packer rankings 1

It’s no exaggeration to say the landscape is littered with mothballed beef packing plants. Because of the shrinking cattle herd, more might share the same fate in the next 2-3 years....More
Dec 2, 2014
blog

Beef demand results continue to be positive

Beef demand – true beef demand – has increased 16 of the last 17 quarters as measured by the quarterly All Fresh Beef Demand Index....More
Meat market update
Dec 11, 2014
video

Meat Market Update | Formula sales moderate wild swings in price

The Comprehensive Choice or average cutout was only $.55 cents lower on the heels of a daily spot Choice cutout that was $4.86 lower by Friday. The cutout was buffered by the formula prices which represented 53 percent of the total sales. Many of the formula sales are priced off of previous sales so they tend to moderate wild swings in prices....More
Dec 8, 2014
blog

Do high calf prices mean more gifts under your Christmas tree?

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s a busy time with folks shopping for presents and preparing for holiday parties. Do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this year? This week’s poll wants to know!...More
Dec 4, 2014
video

Meat Market Update | Rib prices see dramatic gain

Rib prices increased very dramatically in the last week, jumping another $10 to set new high prices. They have jumped about $60 since the first week of October....More
Dec 4, 2014
Commentary

Agriculture can’t allow outsiders to define sustainability 8

Everyone is 100% for sustainable agriculture, but there is wide disagreement on what that looks like and how it will be measured and verified....More
agriculture in great business place
Dec 9, 2014
blog

It’s a great time to be in agriculture

Get ready, says one futurist, because the coming decades will be one of the most innovative and exciting times ever to be in agriculture. And cattle producers will be at the forefront, as more people worldwide lift themselves out of poverty and consume more meat protein....More

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