Cattle Economics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3275/feed en When times get tough, maximize capital efficiency http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-times-get-tough-maximize-capital-efficiency <div class="node-body blog-body">Are your dollars working for you or against you? When prices drop, it's time to focus on capital efficiency. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-times-get-tough-maximize-capital-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-times-get-tough-maximize-capital-efficiency#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Cattle Marketing Cattle Economics Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:25:00 +0000 104671 at http://beefmagazine.com How to control costs & spur cowherd revenues http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-control-costs-spur-cowherd-revenues <div class="node-body blog-body">Success will come from optimizing expenses and performance by building a production system that will yield the lowest unit cost of production for the most valuable calf that can be produced in the operational environment.”</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-control-costs-spur-cowherd-revenues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-control-costs-spur-cowherd-revenues#comments Business Cattle Economics Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:46:00 +0000 103531 at http://beefmagazine.com Best risk strategy options for cattle producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">How do you manage price risk amid gut-wrenching volatility? Preserve and add value to your calf-crop. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers#comments Ranch Management Feedlots Business Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:16:00 +0000 102551 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers determine beef’s fortune and future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future <div class="node-body blog-body">A panel of economists and beef experts thinks the prosperity and economic sustainability of the beef industry begins and ends with consumers. Do you agree?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future#comments Beef Quality Beef Quality Cattle Economics Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:10:00 +0000 102461 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s the value of genomics in heifer selection? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection <div class="node-body blog-body">Research shows a breakeven value of $24 per heifer.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection#comments Selection Tools Cattle Economics Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:19:00 +0000 102101 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Genomic testing can improve heifer quality</p> Bull buyers demand breeding assurance http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-buyers-demand-breeding-assurance <div class="node-body blog-body">Buying a bull is a big investment. Find out how other producers are selecting their herd sires to guarantee a successful return. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-buyers-demand-breeding-assurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-buyers-demand-breeding-assurance#comments Seedstock Ranch Management Cattle Genetics Cattle Economics Tue, 24 May 2016 16:32:00 +0000 101681 at http://beefmagazine.com Managing costs is key to riding out cattle cycle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-costs-key-riding-out-cattle-cycle <div class="node-body blog-body">We are looking at several years of pretty tight financial situation for U.S. agriculture. Farm income is less than half of the 2013 peak, and we expect it to remain low for the next several years.”</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-costs-key-riding-out-cattle-cycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-costs-key-riding-out-cattle-cycle#comments Business Cattle Economics Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000 100491 at http://beefmagazine.com Projected lifetime returns: Bred heifers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/projected-lifetime-returns-bred-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">What economic and production factors impact the economic value of preg-checked heifers in your cowherd?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/projected-lifetime-returns-bred-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/projected-lifetime-returns-bred-heifers#comments Cow-Calf Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:48:00 +0000 100061 at http://beefmagazine.com Transparency pays for beef producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/transparency-pays-beef-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumer demand for increased transparency in agriculture is calling on beef producers to start the conversation. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/transparency-pays-beef-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/transparency-pays-beef-producers#comments Beef Marketing/Product Promotion Beef Industry Products Cattle Economics Sun, 03 Apr 2016 20:22:00 +0000 99791 at http://beefmagazine.com 2016 beef enterprise cost outlook: Bred heifers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-beef-enterprise-cost-outlook-bred-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">The cost of maintaining a static breeding herd is projected down substantially for 2016 going into 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-beef-enterprise-cost-outlook-bred-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-beef-enterprise-cost-outlook-bred-heifers#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Cattle Economics Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:05:00 +0000 98271 at http://beefmagazine.com Will the roller coaster ride in price discovery continue? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-roller-coaster-ride-price-discovery-continue <div class="node-body blog-body">In 2015, we ended up with the largest net meat supply increase in our domestic market for any single year going back to 1950.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-roller-coaster-ride-price-discovery-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-roller-coaster-ride-price-discovery-continue#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:58:00 +0000 98231 at http://beefmagazine.com Price spreads likely to widen http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-spreads-likely-widen <div class="node-body blog-body">No matter the particular market, the top calves — those that pose buyers the least risk, the most market opportunity and usually a combination of the two — typically sell at the top of the market. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-spreads-likely-widen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-spreads-likely-widen#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cow-Calf Business Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:53:00 +0000 97851 at http://beefmagazine.com Managing risk is more important than ever http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-risk-more-important-ever <div class="node-body blog-body">There seems little doubt that recent volatility and uncertainty caused some to delay marketing decisions. It seems the recent market crash has pushed commercial producers to think about risk management. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-risk-more-important-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-risk-more-important-ever#comments Cattle Marketing Cattle Economics Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:56:00 +0000 96931 at http://beefmagazine.com Cattle buyers still find value, pay more for healthy cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-buyers-still-find-value-pay-more-healthy-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body"> Cattle buyers continue to pay more for calves with added health assurance, but not necessarily the way people often think of such programs.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-buyers-still-find-value-pay-more-healthy-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-buyers-still-find-value-pay-more-healthy-cattle#comments Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Marketing Health Cattle Economics Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:27:00 +0000 96041 at http://beefmagazine.com Lessons from the 2015 cattle market wreck http://beefmagazine.com/blog/lessons-2015-cattle-market-wreck <div class="node-body blog-body">Though there were other contributors to the late summer - early fall market slide, the backlog of overdone cattle fueled the price slide.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/lessons-2015-cattle-market-wreck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/lessons-2015-cattle-market-wreck#comments Cattle Marketing Business Cattle Economics Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:43:00 +0000 94941 at http://beefmagazine.com