Author : Melanie Barkley, Extension Educator, Livestock, Courtesy of Penn State Extension Raising beef cattle can be a profitable enterprise. However, there are several management skills that each beef producer should have to be successful. Each beef cattle enterprise has different resources: land, labor, capital, feed and management. To raise beef cattle profitably, you…Read More
CENTENNIAL, COLO. (February 15, 2018) –Dale Smith, a cattle producer from Amarillo, Texas, was elected 2018 President of CattleFax at the 50th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 1, 2018 in Phoenix, Ariz. Smith is a cow/calf, stocker operator and cattle feeder based out of the Texas panhandle with operations in the Texas Panhandle,…Read More
Courtesy of kla.org The latest national cattle producer attitude survey showed 74% approve of the beef checkoff, up five percentage points from a year ago. Investor Relations Working Group Co-Chair Jo Stanko said it is encouraging when three out of four producers continue to support the checkoff. In addition to stronger support for the…Read More
Courtesy of kla.org A new study conducted by ag economists at Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University shows consumers are less sensitive to retail beef prices than in the past, making quality factors like taste, convenience and freshness even more important in purchasing decisions. Results of the study, commissioned by the beef checkoff,…Read More
Courtesy of kla.org CattleFax analysts told those in Phoenix, AZ, for this week’s Cattle Industry Convention that increasing beef and total meat supplies will weigh on beef prices during 2018. Senior analyst Kevin Good said consumer demand, both domestically and internationally, will remain good, but the larger amounts of total protein will push prices…Read More
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