Sep 17, 2014

Meat Market Update | Total Sales Volume Tops 7,000 Loads Again

Another strong week of out-front beef sales pushes the total sales volume over 7,000 loads for the fourth straight week....More
Sep 12, 2014

Are Your Sorting Skills Up To Snuff? 3

Low-stress cattle handling can be achieved by understanding an animal’s flight zone, using pressure effectively, and remaining quiet and calm. Today’s blog explains the seven habits of highly effective stock handlers and offers a novel idea for sorting calves from cows....More
cattle markets continue up
Sep 11, 2014

Just When We Thought The Bubble Might Break, The Cattle Market Surprises Us 1

Despite all the reams of data and sophisticated modeling, and the acknowledgement that fundamentals eventually determine the price, in the short term, it is often fear and greed that rule the day....More
Sep 11, 2014

Checkoff Reform On The Way, Vows USDA Secretary Vilsack 7

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has vowed to reform the checkoff, after the National Farmers Union announced its self-removal from the working group for the program....More
Quality cattle pay dividends
Sep 9, 2014

Will Quality Beef Be The Industry’s Nirvana? 1

With record cash returns/cow in the cards for this year and next, and possibly longer, the signal is sent to rebuild the cowherd. The question is, how can we rebuild numbers and still keep prices at a profitable level?...More
should you expand your beef cowherd?
Sep 10, 2014

Are You A Candidate For Cowherd Expansion? 2

There's plenty of talk about cowherd expansion. The bottom line is that some operations have to get better before they get bigger....More
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