Summer quality spreads impress

Summer quality spreads impress

MARKET UPDATE The fed cattle market is holding strong in late July within a narrow trading range. Last week’s pricing activity continued to show effects of excess supply in the South with $111/cwt. for the region, while live bids in the North were at $114-$118/cwt....
Better than average

Better than average

Better than average by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. Few producers strive for average—from cow productivity to cost reduction, we all want to be better than that. Yet half of every herd is below its own average, so the bar we compare against is important for context. As the...
Beef supply chain traceability could boost value

Beef supply chain traceability could boost value

Beef supply chain traceability could boost value   by Nicole Lane Erceg Talk about a national beef traceability system in the U.S. might seem like a broken record. It’s been discussed often, but no efficient structure yet encompasses the entire supply chain. Advances...
Face the pace of change

Face the pace of change

Face the pace of change From beef markets to production systems By Katie Alexander We are used to slow change in the cattle business. After decades at that pace, however, the North American cattle and beef industries are undergoing a rapid transition. “Farming and...