Latest News From John Nalivka

The beef industry’s voice must become one
Nalivka: One Voice - Thinking Beef Supply Chain

As a new decade begins, the beef industry’s voice must become one if producers are to benefit from the many opportunities presented today while confronting numerous challenges.

10 months ago
Cows grazing western range
Nalivka: Community Ties Important For Rural America

It is important to maintain our community ties built around agriculture and mining that have been the fabric of rural America.

10 months ago
Projections of the 2020 cattle inventory
Nalivka: The Jan. 1 Cattle Inventory And Getting Beyond 2019

John Nalivka's projections for the 2020 Cattle Inventory show a decline of 1.6%, which, if realized, would be smallest inventory number since 2016.

11 months ago
John Nalivka: Appreciating the efficiency of U.S. food production

As 2019 rapidly comes to a close and the holiday season is upon us, Americans have an abundance for which to be thankful.  This is particularly true with regard to food production in the U.S.

11 months ago
John Nalivka: Appreciating the efficiency of U.S. food production

As 2019 rapidly comes to a close and the holiday season is upon us, Americans have an abundance for which to be thankful.  This is particularly true with regard to food production in the U.S.

11 months ago
Records help lead to better decisions.
John Nalivka: Benefitting From Institutional Knowledge

Capturing and using data on the performance of your herd and the profitability of your ranch can help you make decisions that will lead to better performance and profitability.

11 months ago
 Branded programs draw ranchers closer to consumers.
John Nalivka: Branded Beef Programs And Knowing Your Costs

Ranchers can no longer consider their end product as calves or yearlings, with their role in the industry complete once those calves or yearlings are loaded on a truck and leave the ranch.

1 year ago
Ranchers culled their herds deeper in 2019 than in recent years.
Nalivka: Cattle Numbers Indicate Optimism For 2020

Beef cow slaughter in 2019 will be the highest relative to the overall cow herd since 2013, and suggests tighter supplies in 2020 and higher overall prices.

1 year ago