Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

Managing Risk in a Cow Calf Herd

Managing Risk in a Cow Calf Herd

Dr. Brett Barham

University of Arkansas

More Money in Your Pocket by Tweaking Financials

More Money in Your Pocket by Tweaking Financials


The list is long for things that ranchers can’t control: cattle market, exports, feed prices, taxes on land. But what about the things they can? A series of nightly meetings in June are designed to help ranchers with financial and risk management tools, including insurance options they might not be aware of.

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LDS Church ranch making big impact in Florida

LDS Church ranch making big impact in Florida

John Hollenhorst


Most Utahns are unaware that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns one of the biggest ranches in the country — and it’s nowhere near the Beehive State.

Because of its prominent location, millions have seen the ranch without realizing what it was. But managers are opening the curtain; they have a message they want the public to hear.

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Beef boosters groom meat mavens on campus

Beef boosters groom meat mavens on campus



The national beef industry has enlisted college students across the country in its public relations fight for America’s hearts, minds and stomachs.

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Choosing the Right Cattle Marketing Channel

Choosing the Right Cattle Marketing Channel

Robert Fears

Cattle Management

Beef is now a high-stakes gamble according to Harold Harpster, writer for Farm Progress Companies. High-value fat cattle were selling at $1.20 to $1.70 per pound on April 29 of this year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we are paying near $4.00 per gallon for gasoline and the corn price is hovering around $7.00 per bushel.

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Certified Precision Beef Feeding Coming To Pennsylvania

Certified Precision Beef Feeding Coming To Pennsylvania

John Vogel

American Agriculturalist

Got beef cattle? Pennsylvania beef producers will soon be asked to do their part in reducing nutrients finding their way to the Chesapeake Bay. Feed management practices can effectively reduce manure volume and nutrient content – and related costs.

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Leadership skills essential for career success

Leadership skills essential for career success

 Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

May marks the month that many young people around the country are reaching a milestone in their educational careers via a high school or college diploma. But talk to any past graduate and you’ll quick learn that the diploma alone is only a stepping stone toward the future.

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What size fits?

What size fits?

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

With high input costs, cattle producers continually refine and evaluate how resources are being allocated. Because feed costs make up the largest portion of annual cow costs, producers look to attack feed costs to make their livestock enterprise competitive.

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Curriculum should focus on readin’, ritin’ and ranchin’

Curriculum should focus on readin’, ritin’ and ranchin’

The Miami County Republic

Forget worrying about how American students are behind other developed countries in math and science. American students are ignorant of something much more fundamental.

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Cattle losses represent lost profits

Cattle losses represent lost profits


Westport News

Farmers and ranchers said Tuesday that predators like coyotes are a huge problem, despite a federal report that found the number of cattle killed by the animals was minimal.

Officials at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association said the cattle losses, even if they seem small, usually represent the profits they would have made that year.

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