Cattle prices have gone through the stratosphere in recent weeks, to over $1.20 a pound liveweight for market steers. Never fear, farmers and ranchers will find things to worry about.
But at least they worry with a smile on their faces. Here are some comments heard near the registration desk at this week’s Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville.
When the nations beef producers gather this week in Nashville for the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention, they’ll have plenty of big issues to talk about.
Poverty-stricken Central American country may be saved by enterprising farmers.
Several new factors align in the cattle business to reward fall calving.
Nature always wins. Want proof? Consider the corn rootworm.
That's the simple formula for getting back on top of weed control in era of herbicide resistance.
Here’s a mission: Grow more soybean bushels per acre at the least cost.
Farmers have historically overseeded soybean seed, primarily because it was cheap insurance. Twenty years ago, seeding costs with bin-run seed cost about $15 per acre.
With the run up in commodity prices and farmland prices -- some surveys show 30% increases in just the last year -- many cash rent rates have not kept up. So how much should they go up in 2012?
"That depends entirely on where you are now and how proactive you've been in the last few years at making the necessary adjustments," says Kevin Dhuyvetter, Kansas State University farm management specialist.
How to sell calves on the highest market.