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Jason Bradley Articles

Raising vs. Buying Replacement Heifers

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.

New Cattle Market Web Tools Now Available

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.

Financial Records Are Important to Operational Success

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.

Tools to Manage Cattle Market Risks

Risk management tools, including hedging, are available to producers marketing cattle.

Selecting the Best Business Structure for Your Farm

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...

What Financial Ratios Can Tell You

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...

Three Financial Records to Help You Make Better Decisions

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...

Cattle sellers should consult sale barn on yearling criteria

One of the best cattle marketing strategies in the current market is to turn a calf into a yearling.

Noble Research Institute reports expected forage establishment costs

Like producers, the Noble Research Institute has to prepare a budget for expenses including cereal pasture establishment.

Producers react to changes in crop insurance choices

A look at what changed when the 2014 Farm Bill came out.