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 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> <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/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> <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/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> <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/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 Is the cattle cycle back? Part 2 of a 2-part series http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-cycle-back-part-2-2-part-series <div class="node-body blog-body">Will we see cattle cycles again? Assuming that corn prices stay reasonably stable, as we saw before 2006, I would answer “Yes, I think so.”</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/cattle-cycle-back-part-2-2-part-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-cycle-back-part-2-2-part-series#comments Cattle Marketing Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:26:00 +0000 94841 at http://beefmagazine.com Snapshot of today's stocker operater http://beefmagazine.com/blog/snapshot-todays-stocker-operater <div class="node-body blog-body">The number of producers exclusively in the stocker business and those who have both stocker cattle and cattle feeding enterprises is growing.</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/snapshot-todays-stocker-operater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/snapshot-todays-stocker-operater#comments Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Economics Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:54:00 +0000 93961 at http://beefmagazine.com How to take advantage of today's record calf prices http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-take-advantage-todays-record-calf-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">It is interesting to note that the high-profit, top 20% herds earned $724 per cow, a 10% higher earned economic return than average. The low-profit, bottom 20% herds earned $325 per cow, a return of 50% less.</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-take-advantage-todays-record-calf-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-take-advantage-todays-record-calf-prices#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Thu, 24 Sep 2015 18:27:00 +0000 93221 at http://beefmagazine.com Cowherd expanion on fast track http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cowherd-expanion-fast-track <div class="node-body blog-body">Taking a broader view of the cattle inventory, LMIC projects the total U.S. cattle inventory next Jan. 1 at 92.4 million head, which would be 3% more year over year.</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/cowherd-expanion-fast-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cowherd-expanion-fast-track#comments Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Economics Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:27:00 +0000 93201 at http://beefmagazine.com Earned cow herd returns in 2015 predicted second highest on record http://beefmagazine.com/blog/earned-cow-herd-returns-2015-predicted-second-highest-record <div class="node-body blog-body">This month, Harlan shares a statewide detailed beef cow enterprise analysis of 91 beef cow herds reported in North Dakota’s 2014 annual summary. </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/earned-cow-herd-returns-2015-predicted-second-highest-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/earned-cow-herd-returns-2015-predicted-second-highest-record#comments Cattle Marketing Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:08:00 +0000 92051 at http://beefmagazine.com Has vertical cooperation gone horizontal? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-vertical-cooperation-gone-horizontal <div class="node-body blog-body">Think horizontally when considering value-added programs in the cattle industry. </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/has-vertical-cooperation-gone-horizontal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-vertical-cooperation-gone-horizontal#comments Business Sectors Cattle Economics Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:31:00 +0000 91781 at http://beefmagazine.com 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