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 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 Are You A Candidate For Cowherd Expansion? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-candidate-cowherd-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">There's plenty of talk about cowherd expansion. The bottom line is that some operations have to get better before they get bigger. </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-you-candidate-cowherd-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-candidate-cowherd-expansion#comments Cattle Industry Structure Sectors Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 79421 at http://beefmagazine.com Even With Today’s High Cattle Prices, Details Matter http://beefmagazine.com/blog/even-today-s-high-cattle-prices-details-matter <div class="node-body blog-body">High cattle prices now should not be viewed as a substitute for pursuit of better cattle management and quality. Derrell Peel & Stan Bevers offer advice on how to get the most of this record price era. </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/even-today-s-high-cattle-prices-details-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/even-today-s-high-cattle-prices-details-matter#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Cattle Economics Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 77901 at http://beefmagazine.com Feeder Prices Continued To Surpass The Most Optimistic Expectation http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feeder-prices-continued-surpass-most-optimistic-expectation <div class="node-body blog-body">The very tight feeder calf supply resulting from the historically small beef cowherd underpins the bullish argument for the feeder cattle market. </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/feeder-prices-continued-surpass-most-optimistic-expectation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feeder-prices-continued-surpass-most-optimistic-expectation#comments Cattle Prices Feedlots Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:19:00 +0000 76511 at http://beefmagazine.com What Is The Future Of Genetic Evaluation? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-future-genetic-evaluation <div class="node-body blog-body">"The biggest issue for us and our customers is whether we will be able to get genetic evaluation information going forward that allows us to create the cattle that make our customers money.”</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/what-future-genetic-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-future-genetic-evaluation#comments Calving Season Industry At A Glance Cattle Economics Mon, 19 May 2014 02:05:00 +0000 75251 at http://beefmagazine.com