Market Advisor http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2994/feed en Reduce calving interval, increase profit per cow http://beefmagazine.com/blog/reduce-calving-interval-increase-profit-cow <div class="node-body blog-body">Ranchers can lower production costs by reducing the calving interval for their cow herds.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/reduce-calving-interval-increase-profit-cow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/reduce-calving-interval-increase-profit-cow#comments Business Cattle Markets Market Advisor Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:50:00 +0000 103641 at http://beefmagazine.com Do your cows stack up? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-your-cows-stack <div class="node-body blog-body">Examine your herd’s weaknesses one by one to see if you can do something to improve. As you remove weaknesses from your herd, herd profit tends to go up.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-your-cows-stack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-your-cows-stack#comments Ranch Management Business Market Advisor Mon, 27 Jun 2016 19:48:00 +0000 102541 at http://beefmagazine.com Price implications of the next cattle cycle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-implications-next-cattle-cycle-3 <div class="node-body blog-body">After-effects of the herd expansion trend may create tough times ahead in the next cattle cycle. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-implications-next-cattle-cycle-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-implications-next-cattle-cycle-3#comments Cattle Markets Market Advisor Tue, 24 May 2016 14:08:00 +0000 101631 at http://beefmagazine.com What to expect from the upcoming cattle cycle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-expect-upcoming-cattle-cycle <div class="node-body blog-body">All indications are that the cattle cycle is back, alive and well. Cattle cycles are not always friendly to beef cow producers, but are a true reality of the cattle business. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-expect-upcoming-cattle-cycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-expect-upcoming-cattle-cycle#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Cattle Markets Market Advisor Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:42:00 +0000 100501 at http://beefmagazine.com Has the cattle market turned? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-cattle-market-turned <div class="node-body blog-body">The cattle industry was due for some tough, tough adjustments after record prices of 2014 and 2015. But what should we expect for 2016?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-cattle-market-turned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/has-cattle-market-turned#comments Ranch Management Cattle Markets Market Advisor Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:23:00 +0000 97841 at http://beefmagazine.com 2015 year-end cattle industry analysis http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2015-year-end-cattle-industry-analysis <div class="node-body blog-body">Regardless of how you market your beef calf crop, at year’s end it is always useful to document the economic performance of your beef cow herd as if you sold your calves at weaning. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2015-year-end-cattle-industry-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2015-year-end-cattle-industry-analysis#comments Cattle Markets Market Advisor Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000 96921 at http://beefmagazine.com Don't get hung up on 2014; 2015 will still bring profit http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dont-get-hung-2014-2015-will-still-bring-profit <div class="node-body blog-body">What we all should do is put 2014 behind us and focus our attention on the 2015-2016 marketing picture. There is nothing wrong with earning the second-highest net returns on record with your 2015 calves.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dont-get-hung-2014-2015-will-still-bring-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/dont-get-hung-2014-2015-will-still-bring-profit#comments Cow-Calf Cattle Markets Market Advisor Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:38:00 +0000 96011 at http://beefmagazine.com Is the cattle cycle back? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-cycle-back <div class="node-body blog-body">Today’s record beef cattle prices, coupled with rains in the Southern Plains, have triggered a renewed interest in expanding the national beef herd. Could this mean that the cattle cycle is alive again?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-cycle-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-cycle-back#comments Cattle Markets Market Advisor Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:26:00 +0000 94481 at http://beefmagazine.com 2015 is the year to focus on all calf marketing options http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2015-year-focus-all-calf-marketing-options <div class="node-body blog-body">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.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2015-year-focus-all-calf-marketing-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2015-year-focus-all-calf-marketing-options#comments Business Cattle Markets Market Advisor Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:37:00 +0000 91321 at http://beefmagazine.com Harlan Hughes: Could 2015 be a profit repeat? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-hughes-could-2015-be-profit-repeat <div class="node-body blog-body">These two years of high profits should set a firm background for national expansion over the rest of this decade. I project that another cattle cycle is in the making!</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-hughes-could-2015-be-profit-repeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/harlan-hughes-could-2015-be-profit-repeat#comments Cattle Markets Market Advisor Tue, 02 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 89861 at http://beefmagazine.com Another near-record year predicted for cow-calf producers in 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/another-near-record-year-predicted-cow-calf-producers-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">My advice for ranchers is to always compare their marketing alternatives to selling at weaning. To do this, you must price your calves at weaning — whether you sell them or not.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/another-near-record-year-predicted-cow-calf-producers-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/another-near-record-year-predicted-cow-calf-producers-2015#comments Cow-Calf Business Cattle Markets Market Advisor Mon, 11 May 2015 20:18:00 +0000 89131 at http://beefmagazine.com Don’t bid away future profits by overpaying for cows http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-bid-away-future-profits-overpaying-cows <div class="node-body blog-body">The market price of breeding females is responding to last fall’s high calf prices. Ranchers must be careful not to bid away all the future profit in their added beef cows.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-bid-away-future-profits-overpaying-cows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-bid-away-future-profits-overpaying-cows#comments Cattle Marketing Cattle Markets Market Advisor Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:11:00 +0000 87941 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s the value of a bred beef heifer in 2015? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-bred-beef-heifer-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">Harlan Hughes projects that the economic value of a crossbred heifer born in 2013, bred in 2014, and calving in the spring of 2015 will be record-high. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-bred-beef-heifer-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-bred-beef-heifer-2015#comments Cattle Marketing Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Market Advisor Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 86951 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s ahead for 2015 on the cow-calf side? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-ahead-2015-cow-calf-side <div class="node-body blog-body">Generating a profit from finishing cattle in 2015 will be more difficult, thanks to the rapid increase in feeder-cattle prices during 2014.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-ahead-2015-cow-calf-side" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-ahead-2015-cow-calf-side#comments Cow-Calf Cattle Marketing Tips For Profit Market Advisor Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:39:00 +0000 85781 at http://beefmagazine.com An analysis of 2014 calf prices and projections for 2015 http://beefmagazine.com/blog/analysis-2014-calf-prices-and-projections-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">What a marketing year 2014 was! I prepared a set of price projections for fall weaning prices every month, and each month’s price projections in 2014 were higher than the preceding month, except for August.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/analysis-2014-calf-prices-and-projections-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/analysis-2014-calf-prices-and-projections-2015#comments Cattle Markets Market Advisor Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:34:00 +0000 84971 at http://beefmagazine.com