You know your cows are healthy — but what about the financial side of your operation? Now more than ever, it’s imperative you know where you stand and where you could do better. On this episode, host Kristen Brown is joined by ag economist Stan Bevers.  … Read More

Star employees lead to a well-run operation. Take steps to avoid losing your best workers. Read more at BEEF Magazine… 

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Trade was fairly active on moderate to good demand. Drought conditions continue to plague the area with red flag warnings. Supply included 89% feeder cattle (53% steers, 0% dairy steers, 39% heifers, 6% bulls, 2% dairy heifers); … Read More

June 15, 2020

Early drought planning will pay

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Drought conditions have expanded rapidly in recent weeks across western and northern Oklahoma as well as much of the western … Read More

Source: USDA Risk Management Agency | June 9, 2020

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced June 9, 2020, changes to the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance program for feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine starting this summer with the 2021 crop … Read More

 Source: USDA Farm Service Agency | June 4, 2020 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus … Read More

COVID-19 impacts at the slaughter level could be masking the fundamental liquidation phase happening in cow-calf country. A quick look at total cow harvest (beef and dairy type) suggests year-to-date figures are even with a year ago even after several weeks of dampened harvest levels. However, every week … Read More

Communication between a cattleman and his banker is vital at this time of instability and uncertainty. TSCRA Director Ken Leiber, who is also president of the Texas Livestock Marketing Association/National Finance Credit Corporation of Texas, says communication is the key to building a relationship between the lender and … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | May 27, 2020

What a difference a few months have made for Texas High Plains agricultural producers under the financial and other strains brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read More

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May 25, 2020

COVID-19 provokes turbulence in feedlots

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

Special Notice: The details … Read More