Cattle Economics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3275/feed en Beef producers: Ask the right questions http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-producers-ask-right-questions <div class="node-body blog-body">If we weren’t already doing it this way, how would we start?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-producers-ask-right-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-producers-ask-right-questions#comments Agenda Cattle Economics Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:11:00 +0000 107531 at http://beefmagazine.com Fear and faltering cattle prices http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fear-and-faltering-cattle-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">While it's likely that the cattle market is just returning to a more normal cycle, fear remains that there is no bottom to markets once the cowherd expands. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fear-and-faltering-cattle-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/fear-and-faltering-cattle-prices#comments Outlook Beef Marketing Cattle Economics Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:25:00 +0000 106921 at http://beefmagazine.com Stocker operators: Focus on managing wellness outcomes to reduce risk http://beefmagazine.com/blog/stocker-operators-focus-managing-wellness-outcomes-reduce-risk <div class="node-body blog-body">“When we manage for wellness, fewer animals get sick and fewer non-sick animals are treated,” explains Robin Falkner, a Zoetis technical services veterinarian who works with Timberlawn. “This reduces stressful interactions with starting groups and frees up personnel time to focus on husbandry and stockman activities. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/stocker-operators-focus-managing-wellness-outcomes-reduce-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/stocker-operators-focus-managing-wellness-outcomes-reduce-risk#comments Animal Health Animal Welfare Cattle Economics Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:35:00 +0000 105911 at http://beefmagazine.com When times get tough, maximize capital efficiency http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-times-get-tough-maximize-capital-efficiency <div class="node-body blog-body">Are your dollars working for you or against you? When prices drop, it's time to focus on capital efficiency. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-times-get-tough-maximize-capital-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-times-get-tough-maximize-capital-efficiency#comments Ranching Cow-Calf Marketing Cattle Economics Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:25:00 +0000 104671 at http://beefmagazine.com How to control costs & spur cowherd revenues http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-control-costs-spur-cowherd-revenues <div class="node-body blog-body">Success will come from optimizing expenses and performance by building a production system that will yield the lowest unit cost of production for the most valuable calf that can be produced in the operational environment.”</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-control-costs-spur-cowherd-revenues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-control-costs-spur-cowherd-revenues#comments Farm Operations Cattle Economics Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:46:00 +0000 103531 at http://beefmagazine.com Best risk strategy options for cattle producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">How do you manage price risk amid gut-wrenching volatility? Preserve and add value to your calf-crop. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/best-risk-strategy-options-cattle-producers#comments Ranching Farm Operations Feedlots Marketing Cattle Economics Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:16:00 +0000 102551 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers determine beef’s fortune and future http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future <div class="node-body blog-body">A panel of economists and beef experts thinks the prosperity and economic sustainability of the beef industry begins and ends with consumers. Do you agree?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-determine-beef-s-fortune-and-future#comments Beef Quality Cattle Economics Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:10:00 +0000 102461 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s the value of genomics in heifer selection? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection <div class="node-body blog-body">Research shows a breakeven value of $24 per heifer.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection#comments Genetics Cattle Economics Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:19:00 +0000 102101 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Genomic testing can improve heifer quality</p> Bull buyers demand breeding assurance http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-buyers-demand-breeding-assurance <div class="node-body blog-body">Buying a bull is a big investment. Find out how other producers are selecting their herd sires to guarantee a successful return. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-buyers-demand-breeding-assurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-buyers-demand-breeding-assurance#comments Ranching Genetics Seedstock Cattle Economics Tue, 24 May 2016 16:32:00 +0000 101681 at http://beefmagazine.com Managing costs is key to riding out cattle cycle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-costs-key-riding-out-cattle-cycle <div class="node-body blog-body">We are looking at several years of pretty tight financial situation for U.S. agriculture. Farm income is less than half of the 2013 peak, and we expect it to remain low for the next several years.”</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-costs-key-riding-out-cattle-cycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/managing-costs-key-riding-out-cattle-cycle#comments Farm Operations Cattle Economics Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000 100491 at http://beefmagazine.com Projected lifetime returns: Bred heifers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/projected-lifetime-returns-bred-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">What economic and production factors impact the economic value of preg-checked heifers in your cowherd?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/projected-lifetime-returns-bred-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/projected-lifetime-returns-bred-heifers#comments Cow-Calf Marketing Cattle Economics Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:48:00 +0000 100061 at http://beefmagazine.com Transparency pays for beef producers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/transparency-pays-beef-producers <div class="node-body blog-body">Consumer demand for increased transparency in agriculture is calling on beef producers to start the conversation. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/transparency-pays-beef-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/transparency-pays-beef-producers#comments Communication Agenda Cattle Economics Sun, 03 Apr 2016 20:22:00 +0000 99791 at http://beefmagazine.com 2016 beef enterprise cost outlook: Bred heifers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-beef-enterprise-cost-outlook-bred-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">The cost of maintaining a static breeding herd is projected down substantially for 2016 going into 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-beef-enterprise-cost-outlook-bred-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2016-beef-enterprise-cost-outlook-bred-heifers#comments Ranching Cow-Calf Cattle Economics Thu, 18 Feb 2016 21:05:00 +0000 98271 at http://beefmagazine.com Will the roller coaster ride in price discovery continue? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-roller-coaster-ride-price-discovery-continue <div class="node-body blog-body">In 2015, we ended up with the largest net meat supply increase in our domestic market for any single year going back to 1950.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-roller-coaster-ride-price-discovery-continue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/will-roller-coaster-ride-price-discovery-continue#comments Prices Marketing Cattle Economics Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:58:00 +0000 98231 at http://beefmagazine.com Price spreads likely to widen http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-spreads-likely-widen <div class="node-body blog-body">No matter the particular market, the top calves — those that pose buyers the least risk, the most market opportunity and usually a combination of the two — typically sell at the top of the market. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-spreads-likely-widen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/price-spreads-likely-widen#comments Cow-Calf Farm Operations Marketing Cattle Economics Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:53:00 +0000 97851 at http://beefmagazine.com