Beef Talk: In Search of Income
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
In 2012, the Dickinson Research Extension Center switched to May calving. We continue to tread along that path. I say “tread” because change always has a knob or two that needs adjustment. One of those knobs that need adjusting is selling the calves, or searching for income. The adjustment is timing and how different markets react to different weights of cattle. Either way, as a producer shifts the calving date, he or she finds himself or herself in new, unfamiliar territory in regard to marketing.