FAPRI’s baseline projections point to little change in net farm income over the next decade, which could lead to further erosion in the farm financial picture for agriculture. For 2019, FAPRI sees livestock receipts not boasting the numbers USDA currently projects.
Alleyways are used not only for livestock movement, but for cattle "storage." But cattle don’t like to be crowded, and remaining in alleyways until processing makes the corral experience bad, and makes cattle harder to work next time.
Branding time elicits different feelings depending on who you talk to. Ask a rancher about branding and you may hear phrases about tradition, family, friends and neighbors, or "It's a happy time of the year!