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Is supply or demand driving the fed cattle market? Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 5, 2016)

Both. Supply is driving down the low end of the market. Demand is pushing up the high end of the market. The spreads will get wider as supply increases and the overall economy improves.

Activists push for vegan lifestyle through billboard campaigns Commented on: 8 weeks ago (June 4, 2016)

Here is an idea. Offer any animal ready for sale to HSUS & PETA and see how many they are willing to save, keep, house, and feed for as long as possible.

What are the implications of the long-term trend in steer carcass weights? Commented on: 15 weeks ago (April 13, 2016)

Based on semen catalog advertising there is not an end in sight for this trend. Unless some one changes the market signals on the acceptability of carcass weights at the packer...

Burke Teichert: How to manage your way out of a hard-calving cowherd Commented on: 15 weeks ago (April 10, 2016)

Burke, all good stuff! Over the years I have learned that much of our calving difficulty was self inflicted. A heifer may be in the lot thinking of calving, so we get her up and move her to the...

Beef & GMOs Part 2: 5 facts about GMOs beef producers need to know Commented on: 1 year ago (July 15, 2015)

Amanda, bullit point number 2 is not entirely correct. There was a case where soybeans were geneticaly modified with genes from Brasil nuts that carried with them the alergin associated with...

3 articles that highlight the media's coverage of agriculture's water usage Commented on: 1 year ago (April 15, 2015)

Another red herring. Consumers are NOT concerned about water use , only chicken little reporters with nothing better for headlines to scare. I have never been asked by a consumer (and I know a...

It’s time to change our woeful beef marketing system Commented on: 1 year ago (March 23, 2015)

Troy, I have read your article twice and have no idea what you are talking about. What are you recommending, specifically? Markets are like the weather; everyone talks about them but does...

FDA Should Provide More Info On Ag's Antibiotic Use, Senators Say Commented on: 1 year ago (November 17, 2014)

I think these four senators should attach this to the ObamaCare Terminiation Bill.

Research Illuminates Need For More Beef Production Awareness Commented on: 1 year ago (September 24, 2014)

The only thing I can determine from this study is up to 96% of the respondents are lying. The only ones telling the truth to this survey are those who say they do not know. I do not "know" the...

Washington Post Paints Ugly Picture Of Showing Livestock Commented on: 1 year ago (September 11, 2014)

Amanda, some times we just have to honest with ourselves and call a spade a dirty old shovel. First of all lets not even pretend that club calf shows is part of Industry. This is a hobby grown...

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