Jessie Ramirez, head of maintenance and equipment operator at Brookover Feed Yard outside Garden City, Kan., has been the model example of what feedlots are looking for from their workforce.
For fall stocker purchases, there are three major risks to navigate and two of them are immediate
The current growth benchmark for actual weaning weight is 554 pounds at 192 days of age, with an average daily gain of 2.5 pounds.
You might get fewer dollars for your calves next year, but 2016 will still offer good profits for most ranchers.
In fact, earlier in 2017, the forecast was for returns to be negative, but they actually will be positive.
As co-founder of Superior Livestock Auction’s video sales, Jim Odle created a dynamic marketing platform with benefits for cattle and people.
Beef cow slaughter year-to-date through the first week of October was 11% higher than last year, and that followed 2017's increase of 11%.
Does the beef industry need additional packer slaughter capacity? Recent history suggests cattle prices were highest when packing capacity utilization was lowest, but the answer is complex.