Jason Bradley Articles
To find the right farm or ranch employee, know what the job will entail and communicate that to prospective employees. Get the word out, and conduct a thorough interview of applicants. Once you’ve hired someone, invest in them.
Many reports show a cow-calf operation can gain value by preconditioning its calves before marketing. This article looks at the preconditioning outlook as of October 2018 and other items.
When it comes to getting replacement females for your cattle herd, multiple options are available. One would be to use your own cow herd and keep the heifers you need. Or you could outsource and purchase virgin heifers from a different operation and breed them to the bull(s) of your choice. Another option is to buy heifers bred to a bull that would roll straight into your program.
The Noble Research Institute’s economics consultants and computing services team have created two new web-based tools to provide producers with current Oklahoma cattle market information.
Keeping financial records for the farm or ranch can help a producer make operational decisions, like whether or not to replace the feed truck. Jason Bradley, agricultural economics consultant, points out the value of keeping your pencil sharp.
Risk management tools, including hedging, are available to producers marketing cattle.
When it comes to your farm or ranch, nobody knows the operation like you. You know how many acres you're operating, and you have inventories on all your commodities. Hopefully, you even know what...
A good set of financial records are a must when considering economic decisions in your operation. Understanding how to pull the needed data out of those records and interpreting them is key to...
When it comes to record-keeping, there is a general feeling of dread caused by the idea of having to account for every little detail. While this is an understandable feeling, you should never fear...
One of the best cattle marketing strategies in the current market is to turn a calf into a yearling.
Like producers, the Noble Research Institute has to prepare a budget for expenses including cereal pasture establishment.