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Cattle Market Trend Line Moving Up

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

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 […]

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Let Your Environment Help You Choose Your Replacement Heifers

By   /  June 13, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Let Your Environment Help You Choose Your Replacement Heifers

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?” […]

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Don’t Ear Tag Your New Born Calves

By   /  June 6, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  14 Comments

Many cow-calf producers think it is sacrilegious to not ear tag calves at birth.   Most do it because they have always done it.   Several years ago, the PCC Discussion Group came up with several “Kooky Notions” that the members used to have.   Ear tagging calves at birth was one of those kooky notions. I’m sure […]

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Measuring Performance Per Animal vs Per Acre

By   /  August 3, 2015  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

For the last 50+ years, nearly all of the so-called “experts” in the beef industry have been focused on one thing – increasing individual animal performance – weaning weight, for the most part. This is why all of today’s status quo beef producers adhere to what I am going to call the “Increase Individual Animal […]

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Are You Working for a Lunatic?

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Money Matters  /  1 Comment

In one of my recent Pharo Cattle Company updates, I discussed our need to learn how to work smarter – NOT harder.   Farmers and ranchers, for the most part, are not afraid of hard work.   Unfortunately, most are not so good at working smarter.   They would rather do minimum labor type work than entrepreneurial and management […]

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