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  • 2006
  • July

Rising Costs Will Affect Break-Evens on Cow-Calf Enterprises

Cow-calf producers have seen interest rates and energy, fertilizer, freight, corn and hay prices increase over the past few years. There doesn't seem to be any relief in the immediate future. As cost per cow increases, so do break-even prices for weaned calves. How sensitive are the break-evens to fluctuations in costs? What can producers do to improve their operations?
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  • 2008
  • March

The Message Behind the Jan. 1, 2008 Cattle Inventory

The highly anticipated cattle inventory report has been released for 2008. The numbers reflect decisions made by individual ranchers throughout 2007 and the previous couple of years.
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  • 1997
  • September

Happy Days are Here Again!

Well, they are if you are in the cow/calf sector. The stocker and feedlot picture may not be so pretty, but, as in all things, we must each take our turn.
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  • 2005
  • November

Which Replacement Female Option is Right for You?

Cow-calf producers across the United States are increasing the size of their cow herds. One indication of herd rebuilding is the ratio of female (cow plus heifer) slaughter to steer slaughter.
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  • 2000
  • March

The Beef Industry

For the last 130 years, cattle production cycles have been predictable. A production cycle usually lasts from nine to eleven years. Where are we in the cycle?
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  • 2008
  • November

Cow-Calf Economics Have Changed

People who study change and its causes have observed that change is often caused by a disturbance. Production agriculture is in a period of rapid change, with an economic environment that many have never experienced. If the agricultural industry is changing, what has been the disturbance?
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  • 2009
  • October

Cattle Cycle Book Benefits Producers

Having a good working knowledge of the cattle cycle is one of the keys for economic success in the livestock business. This is true whether one is in a cow-calf operation, a forage grazing operation, a feedyard operation or a beef cattle slaughter/processing company.
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  • 2007
  • December

How Does Value of Gain Affect What You Can Pay for a Bull?

The price of corn in late 2007 is in the $3+ range, with little evidence that it might go down. Therefore, if live cattle prices stay near current levels, producers can expect the value of gain to stay near the current level of $.90-$1/cwt.
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  • 2006
  • June

Agricultural Economic Activity in Noble's Service Area Driven By Forage-Based Beef Production

A static (single year) view of economic production activities generated on farms and ranches by various agricultural industries in the Noble Research Institute's 47-county service region.
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  • 2007
  • September

Is It Time to Buy More Cows?

The abundance of forage, mild temperatures and strong cattle prices have many cow-calf producers wondering if it is time to increase their cow herd numbers.
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