Wes Ishmael

beef exports
Beef Export Value Increased But Volume Declines
U.S. beef exports were 15% lower on a voulme basis in July compared to the previous year, though export value remained steady at $621.7 million.
beef production down 5%
Beef Production Down 5%
By 2016, LMIC analysts project beef production to be lower than pork production for the first time since 1959.
corn crop record
Record Corn Crop Grows Larger
With projected ending U.S. corn stocks higher than at any time since 2004-2005, the monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates released this week knocked back the projected season-average price a smooth 40¢/bu. at the mid-point to $3.20-$3.80/bu.
calf prices at market
Calf-Feeder Prices Up Again
Yearling feeder cattle sold $3-$8/cwt. higher and calves traded steady to $5 higher.
heifer development tips
Effective Heifer Development Means Thinking Early & Long Term
How beef heifers are developed and how quickly they breed go a long way in determining their lifelong productivity in the cowherd.
improving beef cowherd
Veterinarians Must Play Key Role In Expanding America's Cowherd
Veterinarians are integral to the beef industry’s necessary expansion.
stocker cattle basis tool
New Stocker Index Prices Stocker Calves More Precisely
The BeefBasis Stocker Index is new price discovery tool that offers buyers and sellers a more precise look at what calves are worth in their locale at any given time.
getting more money for your cattle
Want More Money For Your Calves? Study Says Weaning & Preconditioning Pays
A recent analysis of Superior Livestock Auction data says reducing calf health risk for buyers offers the most opportunity to add value.
cattle supply and prices
Feeder Cattle Prices Keep Expanding Into New Territory 1
Calf and feeder prices continue to defy the most optimistic expectations through the first week of June.
Is Two-Tiered Beef Production The Answer For Today’s Consumer? 2
Beef is losing the race with competitive proteins and overlooking consumers’ growing appetite for ground beef. What is the solution? BEEF explores a fulfilling the demand of the ground beef nation.
strategies to successfully operate in the unknown future
Scenario Planning Helps Vets Successfully Operate In The Unknown Future
Scenario planning helps beef veterinarians know what their practice needs to look like in order to be successful in a range of alternative futures.
beef vets must partner with clients to ensure operation success
Beef Veterinarians Must Partner With Clients To Ensure Operation Success
Helping beef vet clients find and exploit added value is all about understanding their unique operations and the industry, especially the basics.
is the u.s. a ground beef nation?
U.S. Beef Industry Needs A Two-Market Domestic Strategy 3
The preferences and buying habits of U.S. beef consumers have changed significantly since the 1970s.
Meat Supply Supports Cattle And Beef Prices
Beef in cold storage March 31 was 21% less than the previous year. Pork was 11% less and total poultry supplies were 10% less.
Calf Prices Continue Steady 1
Friday’s monthly Cattle on Feed report should offer some overall support to the market heading into next week. March placements were 4.7% less than the previous year compared to analyst estimates ahead of the report for an increase of 1.7%

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