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  • cattle prices continue to set records
    Jul 30, 2014

    How Much More Upside To The Cattle Market Can There Be? 1

    The cattle market has shot past the price level where pundits expected to see consumer resistance, leaving producers hopeful, but cautious, about future prospects....More
  • add weight to calves for more profit
    Jul 29, 2014

    2014 Is A Year To Boost Calf Sale Weights

    High calf prices and relatively low feed prices make 2014 a year to seriously consider adding pounds and profit....More
  • midyear USDA cattle numbers
    Jul 28, 2014

    Dealing With The Affliction Of Prosperity

    If there’s one thing we can’t stand in the cattle business, it’s prosperity. But we may have to accept that we’ll struggle with that affliction for quite a while yet, if USDA’s Midyear Cattle Inventory Report is any indication....More
  • how to know if you should expand your cowherd
    Jun 7, 2014

    Should You Expand Your Cowherd? Take This Test 1

    Should your cow herd get bigger or get better before it gets bigger? BEEF Columnist Harlan Hughes looks at expansion possibilities in the first of his three-part Market Advisor series....More
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    May 30, 2014

    These Are Tough Times In Which To Be A Market Bear

    The warm-up in weather has allowed grills to finally get fired up across the country, while favorable crop planting conditions has caused the corn market to weaken. If you throw in the tragic estimates that as many as 7 million baby pigs have succumbed to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), things look pretty good for the beef industry....More

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