We got a lot of comments on our last article about cow size and profit. Here, Kit Pharo weighs in. According to the USDA Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska, the average Angus, Red Angus and Hereford cow weighs over 1,400 pounds. Mainstream seedstock producers have successfully out-Simmentalled the Simmentals. Unfortunately, in their attempt to wean […]
Most of us have one or two winter coats. Sometimes we wear more than one coat at the same time. Winter is a time of shorter days and colder temperatures. Unless you live in the tropics, you need to wear a coat most of the time during the winter months. God created cattle to have […]
When times get tough, the tough start…thinking differently. Kit shares some things to keep in mind when building a new cattle business or keeping your current operation profitable.
I subscribe to a weekly market summary put out by The Cattle Range every Saturday morning. These weekly updates always begin with a 10-Day Market Trendline and a 30-Day Market Trendline. These give me a quick overview of our markets and where they might be headed. The Trendlines are indicators of overall cattle/beef market strength […]
Last week we ran Kit Pharo’s article about why ear tagging newborn calves isn’t necessary. One reader wondered how this affects choosing replacement heifers. Here’s Kit’s response. Question: “Hi Kit, I was wondering how you select replacement heifers from your herd – or do you have some suggestions on how I should select my heifers?” […]