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  • Oct 1, 2011
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    The Stocker Cattle Business Is A Margin Business

    “A pet peeve of mine is that those of us in the cattle business are responsible for driving young men and women out of this business,” says Pete Bonds of Bonds Ranch at Saginaw, TX. “This is a tremendous business, and you have to look at it as a business and not as a cattle way of life”...More
  • Aug 23, 2011
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    Value Of Gain Is Record High

    If there was ever a time to be in the stocker business, this may be it, at least when it comes to value of gain. "Heavy-feeder prices increased to new seasonal highs in early July and are still holding at remarkably strong levels," says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist. "The rollback between calf and feeder prices is very narrow; almost zero in some cases, resulting in very high stocker value of gain."...More

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