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Feedlot Heifer Bulge May Be Nearing End

  • how to know if you should expand your cowherd
    Jun 7, 2014
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    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
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    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
  • Mar 30, 2014
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    Harlan Projects $276/Cow Profit In 2014

    After another month of record cattle prices. I’d planned on moving to another subject in my April 2014 column, but I am compelled to the observations of my mid-month price analysis. Figure 1 presents the eastern Wyoming-western Nebraska sale-barn prices for the week of Feb. 15. All steer calves weighing less than 620 lbs. brought over $200/cwt., 800-lb. feeder steers averaged $170/cwt., and 10 head of 1,053-lb. feeder steers sold for $150/cwt....More
  • Mar 13, 2014
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    What Can Growers Of Delicious Beef Learn From Growers Of Delicious Apples? 3

    I’ll never forget the illustration that Jim Gosey, formerly the University of Nebraska Extension beef specialist, once presented at a meeting long ago. Gosey talked about the apple industry and related how the Delicious variety of apple once dominated that industry in market share. Its growers were committed to maintaining that position and thus listened to what the consumer wanted. They developed the perfect color and shape (perfect for sitting on the teacher’s desk), and gave it that cool crisp sound when it’s split....More

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