Oct 01, 2015

Are beef checkoff allocations enough to keep beef producers in the game?

I guess we should be thankful we have such a great product, because our industry’s investment in that product, by almost any definition, certainly wouldn’t reach any level of sustainability....More
Oct 01, 2015

Ag women fire back at comments criticizing saleswoman for riding in the combine3

Women in agriculture took a step backward this week when a farmer’s wife bashed a female salesperson for presenting her sales pitch to her husband in the confined quarters of a combine during harvest season....More
Sep 30, 2015

Wonderments about expansion in the current market1

Will the recent price break for feeder cattle cut short the long-awaited herd expansion?....More
Sep 24, 2015

How to take advantage of today's record calf prices1

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....More
Jul 16, 2015

2015 is the year to focus on all calf marketing options

This year’s increasing marketing costs based on increased buy-sell margins are going to be record-high, and are going to substantially reduce the profit potential of this year’s lower costs of gain....More
Sep 14, 2015

High retail beef prices are a double-edged sword

While beef prices might have put in their record highs for the year, they will remain elevated well into 2016, when beef production will increase 4% year on year....More
Sep 10, 2015

Burke Teichert shares the secrets of a profitable cow3

Do you have a whole herd of good cows? No? Find out the steps you need to take to transition your cowherd now....More
Sep 21, 2015

Is preconditioning still a no-brainer?5

In most years, the majority of the dollars made in a preconditioning program are on the very efficient weight gain of the newly weaned calf. Not so in 2015....More

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