Oct 20, 2016

How the beef business and dysfunctional government are similar2

Quite simply, it is government policies that are creating a world that is simultaneously more dangerous and less prosperous. The American electorate and others like the British are right in understanding that the status quo is not only untenable but ultimately disastrous....More
Oct 26, 2016

HSUS is a fox in the hen house

The beef industry needs to align together to better protect ourselves against our adversaries and secure our rights to own livestock and produce beef....More
Oct 19, 2016

Basis shift looming as changes in Feeder Cattle futures take effect

Changes in the CME Feeder Cattle contract specs will widen the basis....More
Oct 03, 2016

Stocker operators: Focus on managing wellness outcomes to reduce risk

“When we manage for wellness, fewer animals get sick and fewer non-sick animals are treated,” explains Robin Falkner, a Zoetis technical services veterinarian who works with Timberlawn. “This reduces stressful interactions with starting groups and frees up personnel time to focus on husbandry and stockman activities....More
Oct 03, 2016

4 questions to ask before marketing 2016 calves

Prices have created added stress as we make our fall marketing decisions. Economist Harlan Hughes encourages producers to think through a few scenarios before marketing 2016 calves....More
Oct 29, 2015

Anatomy of a cattle market collapse

One can only hope the supply of these overweight cattle was cleaned up in October, and that the market has started to rebound. But the collapse is a reminder that the first loss is the least loss in cattle feeding....More
Oct 06, 2016

Burke Teichert’s top 5 tips on bull selection

Bulls can rapidly change your herd, however, you need to select the right bulls to make sure it’s progress you’re creating. Burke Teichert shares his top five tips when selecting bulls....More
Oct 03, 2016

Looking to save money? It's foolish to cut preg-checking

Having a freeloader eat your feed all winter long and produce nothing in return is akin to paying full wages and benefits to an employee who never shows up to work....More

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