Cattle Economics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3275/feed Wes Ishmael provides tightly focused analysis and commentary on specific beef quality and marketing issues of practical importance to beef producers. en Beef demand results continue to be positive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-demand-results-continue-be-positive <div class="node-body blog-body">Beef demand – true beef demand – has increased 16 of the last 17 quarters as measured by the quarterly All Fresh Beef Demand Index.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-demand-results-continue-be-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-demand-results-continue-be-positive#comments Beef Demand Business Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 82781 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Beef Checkoff photo</p> How A New Calf Verification Program Can Equal More Money At Sale Time http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-new-calf-verification-program-can-equal-more-money-sale-time <div class="node-body blog-body">A newly launched marketing program called Top Dollar Angus aims to certify the gain and marbling value of feeder calves, which means more money to sellers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-new-calf-verification-program-can-equal-more-money-sale-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-new-calf-verification-program-can-equal-more-money-sale-time#comments Cow-Calf Health Cattle Economics Mon, 03 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 81671 at http://beefmagazine.com Profit Prospects Look Great For Gain In Today’s Stocker Market http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profit-prospects-look-great-gain-today-s-stocker-market <div class="node-body blog-body">The potential value of gain depends on the overall feeder price level, along with the price spread (rollback) between the purchase price of the stockers and the selling price of the feeders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profit-prospects-look-great-gain-today-s-stocker-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/profit-prospects-look-great-gain-today-s-stocker-market#comments Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Economics Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0000 80561 at http://beefmagazine.com Are You A Candidate For Cowherd Expansion? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-candidate-cowherd-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">There's plenty of talk about cowherd expansion. The bottom line is that some operations have to get better before they get bigger. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-candidate-cowherd-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-candidate-cowherd-expansion#comments Cattle Industry Structure Sectors Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 79421 at http://beefmagazine.com Even With Today’s High Cattle Prices, Details Matter http://beefmagazine.com/blog/even-today-s-high-cattle-prices-details-matter <div class="node-body blog-body">High cattle prices now should not be viewed as a substitute for pursuit of better cattle management and quality. Derrell Peel & Stan Bevers offer advice on how to get the most of this record price era. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/even-today-s-high-cattle-prices-details-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/even-today-s-high-cattle-prices-details-matter#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Cattle Economics Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 77901 at http://beefmagazine.com Feeder Prices Continued To Surpass The Most Optimistic Expectation http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feeder-prices-continued-surpass-most-optimistic-expectation <div class="node-body blog-body">The very tight feeder calf supply resulting from the historically small beef cowherd underpins the bullish argument for the feeder cattle market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feeder-prices-continued-surpass-most-optimistic-expectation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/feeder-prices-continued-surpass-most-optimistic-expectation#comments Cattle Prices Feedlots Cattle Markets Cattle Economics Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:19:00 +0000 76511 at http://beefmagazine.com What Is The Future Of Genetic Evaluation? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-future-genetic-evaluation <div class="node-body blog-body">"The biggest issue for us and our customers is whether we will be able to get genetic evaluation information going forward that allows us to create the cattle that make our customers money.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-future-genetic-evaluation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-future-genetic-evaluation#comments Calving Season Industry At A Glance Cattle Economics Mon, 19 May 2014 02:05:00 +0000 75251 at http://beefmagazine.com What Price Does The World Pay For Shunning Technology? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-price-does-world-pay-shunning-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Other than potential entrees, there seems little linking golden rice, genetically modified salmon, and beef from a steer implanted with growth hormones. In fact, all are casualties of something called the Precautionary Principle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-price-does-world-pay-shunning-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-price-does-world-pay-shunning-technology#comments Regulation Industry At A Glance Cattle Economics Wed, 07 May 2014 20:11:00 +0000 74771 at http://beefmagazine.com Without Expansion, The U.S. Beef Industry Is Unsustainable http://beefmagazine.com/blog/without-expansion-us-beef-industry-unsustainable <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman">The problem with ignorance is that sooner or later it catches up to you. I&rsquo;m not talking about innate stupidity or choosing to be intentionally obtuse. I&rsquo;m talking about earnestly believing the sky is green, when in fact it&rsquo;s blue, if the color is considered at all &mdash; even if the success of your business depends on it.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/without-expansion-us-beef-industry-unsustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/without-expansion-us-beef-industry-unsustainable#comments Cattle Industry Structure Sustainability Cattle Economics Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:53:00 +0000 73001 at http://beefmagazine.com Count On $1,000 Calves & $1,000 Cull Cows For The Next Five Years http://beefmagazine.com/blog/count-1000-calves-1000-cull-cows-next-five-years <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s one thing to be cautious, but it&rsquo;s another thing to be so cynical that you miss taking advantage of an opportunity,&rdquo; says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist. &ldquo;This is a different business now. I think we&rsquo;ve turned the corner.&rdquo;</p> <p>In fact, as Peel visits with producers and speaks at meetings these days, he&rsquo;s telling producers to count on $1,000 calves and $1,000 cull cows for the next five years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/count-1000-calves-1000-cull-cows-next-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/count-1000-calves-1000-cull-cows-next-five-years#comments Cattle Prices Tips For Profit Cattle Economics Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:22:00 +0000 71821 at http://beefmagazine.com