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Oct 01, 2007

2007's calf-marketing opportunities

Biofuels are impacting today's marketing decisions. As 2006 corn prices escalated in response to ethanol demand, it became clear that relative prices....More
Sep 13, 2007

Q&A with Harlan Hughes

Do you have a question or comment for Harlan Hughes? E-mail Harlan, and he'll respond as quickly as possible. If your letter seems of general....More
Sep 13, 2007

Harlan Hughes' Favorite Links

BEEF magazineCattlemen Coping with WinterKSU Livestock....More
Sep 01, 2007

Benchmarks for the ethanol era

Having conducted Integrated Resource Management (IRM) cash-flow analyses for individual ranchers for 20+ years, I fully understand a ranch must cash....More
Aug 01, 2007

Heifer economics part 3

Replacement-heifer decisions may prove to be one of the more critical management decisions of the emerging biofuels era. That's because such decisions....More
Aug 01, 2007

Grab Your Partner

Expect the formation of inter-sector alliances to get a boost over the next few years, says Kansas City economist Bill Helming. Like kids scrambling....More
Aug 26, 2006

New Materials - Harlan

Benchmarking to Increase Beef Cow Profits Slides Sample Completed IRM Input Form for Demonstration Herd IRM Input Form for Analyzing 2001 CalvesIRM....More
Aug 26, 2006

IRM Info: Analysis Forms, Info, - Harlan

Integrated Resource Management Herd Analysis Forms, IRM Info....More
Aug 26, 2006

Teaching Materials & Handouts - Hughes

These are overheads and teaching materials that Prof. Hughes uses in invited talks and presentations across the Northern Plains and Canada. They will....More
Jul 07, 2006

Making The Tough Decisions Regarding Drought

Ranchers in the dry regions of the West are starting to ask questions about the economics of drought strategies....More
Nov 01, 2004

What's a bred heifer worth this fall?

As more normal rainfall patterns return, ranchers will need to repopulate their herds. The good news: bringing bred heifers into your herd over the....More
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Harlan Hughes

Harlan Hughes is a North Dakota State University professor emeritus and author of the monthly "Market Advisor" column that appears in BEEF magazine. He also consults and lectures widely,...
What's Market Advisor?

Harlan Hughes has spent a professional lifetime helping U.S. beef producers better manage the business end of their beef cow operations.

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