Stocker strategies affect value

Stocker strategies affect value

Stocker strategies affect value   There was a time when corn was $3 per bushel and finished cattle were clocking in at younger and younger ages, that the stocker phase may have seemed less important. Nobody would say that, after a decade of increasing feed prices...
Lung adhesions rob profit

Lung adhesions rob profit

Lung adhesions rob profitCattle may show no obvious sign of illness  by Miranda Reiman Sick cattle are expensive cattle. Treatment is costly in itself, but the side effects of illness keep robbing through lower performance and carcass quality.An analysis of more than...
Beyond average for quality, price

Beyond average for quality, price

Beyond average for quality, price Health and history help one feeder surpass standards   by Laura Nelson In the face of tough feeding margins and negative breakevens, cattlemen should still expect more from their feeders, says one of their own. “It’s pretty tough...
Market-toppers need proof

Market-toppers need proof

Market-toppers need proof Without a history, premiums paid don’t mean profit made   by Miranda Reiman In most investment situations, you get a chance to evaluate the risk and rewards, do some research and make an informed decision. But when cattle pass...
ASCC winds up four-year demo

ASCC winds up four-year demo

ASCC winds up four-year demo By Steve Suther The commercial Angus world warmed to the concept of AngusSource®, with more cattle enrolled each year from 2008 through 2011. During those years, the AngusSource Carcass Challenge (ASCC) saw entries totaling 6,188 with...