What Influences Profit for the Beef Cattle Enterprise?

What Influences Profit for the Beef Cattle Enterprise?

As cattle ranchers look for ways to create profitability in stagnant or down markets, operational expense and profit centers need to be examined. Many factors contribute to the overall profitability of the beef cattle operation on an annual basis. However, there are...
Flip this Cow – Adding Value by Reconditioning Cull Cows

Flip this Cow – Adding Value by Reconditioning Cull Cows

Culling cows from the herd is a normal part of annual ranch management. How and when cull cows are marketed represents your last opportunity to generate revenue from each cow. There is an opportunity to add value to cull cows to generate some additional revenue for a...
Bargain Hay is No Bargain if it is Poor Quality

Bargain Hay is No Bargain if it is Poor Quality

Everyone likes a good bargain, but when it comes to hay, low price often equates to poorer quality. Because hay is often sold by the bale, the amount of savings from the “good bargain” can be reduced substantially if there is a negative impact on herd nutrition. So...