Grazing and growing cattle is essential to achieving the primary mission of the ranches Jay O’Brien, 2013 BEEF Stocker Award winner, owns and manages: to care for the land and create a sustainable profit.
Winter wheat is improving in the Southern Plains, and the market for calves to graze on that wheat is heating up. That demands that wheat pasture operators look carefully at markets and value of gain for the different weight classes of cattle....More
If ever there was a year for cow-calf producers to wean, precondition and background spring-born calves, this is the year to do it, because most folks’ cost of gain would be less than the value of gain....More
Grazing and growing cattle is essential to achieving the primary mission of the ranches Jay O’Brien, 2013 BEEF Stocker Award winner, owns and manages: to care for the land and create a sustainable profit....More
As we continue to see stocker operations get more business minded, and the value of forage increase, some leading veterinarians predict that the opportunity to work with stocker operators will also grow. Here's you can be prepared for that opportunity....More
In the good ol' days, many stocker/backgrounder operators simply knew if there was more than a dime of rollback, or slide, in cattle prices from start to finish weight, owning cattle wouldn't pay a profit....More
The cattle market has proven to be relatively stubborn of late, refusing to offer any surprises to the upside. Now we’re headed into the throes of summer, and the window for better beef prices has likely closed....More