Cattle Economics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3275/feed Wes Ishmael provides tightly focused analysis and commentary on specific beef quality and marketing issues of practical importance to beef producers. en Are retailer demands taking money from your pocket? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-retailer-demands-taking-money-your-pocket <div class="node-body blog-body">Retail giants recent announcements on animal welfare magnifies the vexing question about if and when producers will develop a system to identify and retrieve the value of management information and individual cattle history as an asset separate from the cattle that produce the beef.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-retailer-demands-taking-money-your-pocket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-retailer-demands-taking-money-your-pocket#comments Beef Quality Retail Business Cattle Economics Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:34:00 +0000 90951 at http://beefmagazine.com Can you justify your ranch's water use? Soon you might have to http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-you-justify-your-ranchs-water-use-soon-you-might-have <div class="node-body blog-body">For my money, history’s real value — the lessons to be had — come from the people who made it or are in the process of making it. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-you-justify-your-ranchs-water-use-soon-you-might-have" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-you-justify-your-ranchs-water-use-soon-you-might-have#comments Business Cattle Economics Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 89851 at http://beefmagazine.com 10 opportunites ahead for beef producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-opportunites-ahead-beef-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">Gary Smith asked a group of industry leaders to identify key opportunities for beef over the next decade. See their top 10 list below. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-opportunites-ahead-beef-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/10-opportunites-ahead-beef-producers#comments Beef Quality Business Cattle Economics Mon, 11 May 2015 20:18:00 +0000 89111 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef producers, consumers must find common ground on production ethics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-producers-consumers-must-find-common-ground-production-ethics <div class="node-body blog-body">As food producers, we can’t say to consumers: “Growing food is a noble cause, but it’s none of your business how we do it.’” Here's why cattle producers and consumers must find middle ground. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-producers-consumers-must-find-common-ground-production-ethics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-producers-consumers-must-find-common-ground-production-ethics#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Beef Advocacy Cattle Economics Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:30:00 +0000 87951 at http://beefmagazine.com Expansion means emphasis must shift from cost to increasing value http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expansion-means-emphasis-must-shift-cost-increasing-value <div class="node-body blog-body">The cattle feeding and packing infrastructure will continue to be strained as numbers build, while cattle prices should continue in record territory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expansion-means-emphasis-must-shift-cost-increasing-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/expansion-means-emphasis-must-shift-cost-increasing-value#comments Cattle Industry Structure Business Nutrition Cattle Economics Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:10:00 +0000 86941 at http://beefmagazine.com BEEF Seedstock 100 shows how genetics providers help their customers compete http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-seedstock-100-shows-how-genetics-providers-help-their-customers-compete <div class="node-body blog-body">Seedstock producers are capturing more objective data than ever before in the name of building genetics with increasing levels of predictability. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-seedstock-100-shows-how-genetics-providers-help-their-customers-compete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-seedstock-100-shows-how-genetics-providers-help-their-customers-compete#comments Seedstock Seedstock 100 Cattle Economics Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:09:00 +0000 85791 at http://beefmagazine.com Simplot uses targeted crossbreeding for more efficient cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simplot-uses-targeted-crossbreeding-more-efficient-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Simplot is 10 years into the target crossbreeding project. The goals include matching cattle to the environment, maximizing hybrid vigor, producing high-quality carcasses, and improving feed efficiency and versatility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simplot-uses-targeted-crossbreeding-more-efficient-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simplot-uses-targeted-crossbreeding-more-efficient-cattle#comments Business Cattle Genetics LFTB Cattle Economics Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:41:00 +0000 84981 at http://beefmagazine.com Beef demand results continue to be positive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-demand-results-continue-be-positive <div class="node-body blog-body">Beef demand – true beef demand – has increased 16 of the last 17 quarters as measured by the quarterly All Fresh Beef Demand Index.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-demand-results-continue-be-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-demand-results-continue-be-positive#comments Beef Demand Business Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 82781 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Beef Checkoff photo</p> How A New Calf Verification Program Can Equal More Money At Sale Time http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-new-calf-verification-program-can-equal-more-money-sale-time <div class="node-body blog-body">A newly launched marketing program called Top Dollar Angus aims to certify the gain and marbling value of feeder calves, which means more money to sellers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-new-calf-verification-program-can-equal-more-money-sale-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-new-calf-verification-program-can-equal-more-money-sale-time#comments Cow-Calf Health Cattle Economics Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 81671 at http://beefmagazine.com Profit Prospects Look Great For Gain In Today’s Stocker Market http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profit-prospects-look-great-gain-today-s-stocker-market <div class="node-body blog-body">The potential value of gain depends on the overall feeder price level, along with the price spread (rollback) between the purchase price of the stockers and the selling price of the feeders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profit-prospects-look-great-gain-today-s-stocker-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profit-prospects-look-great-gain-today-s-stocker-market#comments Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Economics Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0000 80561 at http://beefmagazine.com