Capturing value for your calves

Capturing value for your calves

Capturing value for calves   by Morgan Marley December 5, 2019 The way we market fed cattle has changed. Better formula and grid-based pricing structures channeled greater returns to cattlemen, which led to higher quality in the American cow herd. It trickles down to...
Beyond the storm

Beyond the storm

Beyond the storm   by Abbie Burnett November 19, 2019 Disappointing cattle prices loom like storm clouds. A third of producers are losing money, while others get by with modest returns and worry about those thunderheads. There are silver linings, of course. CattleFax...
Squaring carcass value and calf prices

Squaring carcass value and calf prices

MARKET UPDATE The past two weeks have featured fed cattle prices in a slowly increasing trend with the 5-area weighted average in the range of $109-$110/cwt. The higher trending CME Live Cattle futures contracts encouraged a bullish mentality for the cash market up...
Innovation brings profit

Innovation brings profit

Innovation brings profit Feeding Quality Forum speakers encourage new thinking   by Miranda Reiman The cattle industry needs to make some bold, creative changes to ensure its viability. That was the wakeup call from speakers at the Feeding Quality Forum, Aug. 27 to 28...
Champions on the hoof and under the hide

Champions on the hoof and under the hide

Champions on the hoof and under the hide Alexis “Lexi” Koelling has been pulling a heifer around since she was three. Now 15, she’s no stranger to the winner’s circle, but you wouldn’t know by talking to her. You’d have to prod her a bit to find out she won Grand...