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....
Trevor Dam, Angus Link and focus

Trevor Dam, Angus Link and focus

Blog: Trevor Dam, Angus Link and Focus “Oh, you’ll have fun with Trevor.” That’s what Ginette Gottswiller, director of commercial programs at the American Angus Association, said when she gave me a story lead for a rancher south of Arthur, Neb. I wasn’t on location...
Sign reading

Sign reading

Sign reading by Nicole Lane Erceg The sign reads “Welcome to Grant County,” in simple white letters on a small, forest green backdrop. It sits near a creek more than an hour’s drive from where I grew up, but every time I see it, I already feel like I’m home. At this...
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...