Uniform cattle increase profit potential

Uniform cattle increase profit potential

Uniform cattle increase profit potential  by Miranda Reiman John Simons ranches with his family near Enning, S.D., where they’ve focused on reducing variability in their Angus-based cowherd for the last 20 years.“If your calves all look the same, they’re just a pretty...
Value-based cattle marketing dominates

Value-based cattle marketing dominates

Value-based cattle marketing dominates  by Miranda Reiman Selling fed cattle on a live basis is no longer standard practice, and some day it could end up as no more than historical reference.“The old selling-them-live method has given way to formula sales,” says Mark...
Beef picture: record prices in, out

Beef picture: record prices in, out

Beef picture: record prices in, out  by Miranda Reiman If there was ever a good news/bad news story in the cattle feeding industry, this year is a classic example. Market analyst Dan Basse, AgResource Company, warned cattle feeders of continued upward pressure on...
Quality, price higher for beef in 2010

Quality, price higher for beef in 2010

Quality, price higher for beef in 2010 By Paul Dykstra and Steve Suther The 2010 beef business trends include exceptional prices, increased quality and better rewards.“Slaughter cows and bulls were a hot commodity and producers cashed in on those record prices from...