Market Advisor http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2994/feed en Cattle, price cycles return with a vengeance http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-price-cycles-return-vengeance <div class="node-body blog-body">However you do your business accounting on your ranch, 2016 will go down as a tough, tough year.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-price-cycles-return-vengeance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/cattle-price-cycles-return-vengeance#comments Outlook Market Advisor Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:42:00 +0000 107511 at http://beefmagazine.com Alternative cattle marketing decisions for tough times http://beefmagazine.com/blog/alternative-cattle-marketing-decisions-tough-times <div class="node-body blog-body">Spend some office time this year generating your own analysis of alternative marketing programs for your 2016 calves. The rewards could be very significant.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/alternative-cattle-marketing-decisions-tough-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/alternative-cattle-marketing-decisions-tough-times#comments Marketing Market Advisor Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:19:00 +0000 106951 at http://beefmagazine.com 4 questions to ask before marketing 2016 calves http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-questions-ask-marketing-2016-calves <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-questions-ask-marketing-2016-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-questions-ask-marketing-2016-calves#comments Outlook Beef Management Market Advisor Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:35:00 +0000 105881 at http://beefmagazine.com Post-weaning marketing strategies http://beefmagazine.com/blog/post-weaning-marketing-strategies <div class="node-body blog-body">The key to evaluating postweaning marketing alternatives is to price your feeders at each step of the marketing program and calculate your profits for each marketing step. Do not subsidize the next marketing step with the profits of the previous step</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/post-weaning-marketing-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/post-weaning-marketing-strategies#comments Weaning Marketing Market Advisor Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:54:00 +0000 105241 at http://beefmagazine.com 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 Farm Operations Marketing 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 Ranching Farm Operations 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 Marketing 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 Ranching Cow-Calf Marketing 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 Ranching Marketing 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 Marketing 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 Marketing 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 Marketing 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 Farm Operations Marketing 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 Marketing 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 Farm Operations Marketing Market Advisor Mon, 11 May 2015 20:18:00 +0000 89131 at http://beefmagazine.com