Leaving a legacy is sometimes complicated by the unknown of who is next in line. Do you find yourself in that situation now or possibly down the road? You still have options! Farm Journal AgWeb has a summary of the benefits and drawbacks of four options. … Read More

According to the Aug. 6, 2020, Daily Livestock Report, disruptions across the cattle sector have greatly affected cattle feeding margins. July was one of the worst months for cattle feeding partly because fed cattle prices averaged the lowest price since 2010.

Lower placements in … Read More

Each month, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association sends 18,000 printed copies of its flagship publication, The Cattleman magazine, to cattle raisers representing 6.2 million head of beef cows. Contact the association’s sales team today at [email protected]  or 800-242-7820, ext. 145, to get your cattle, products or services in … Read More

Baker Acres, a three-person entity, benefits from group insurance policy.
By Katrina Huffstutler

Timing is everything.

For John and Kerrie Baker, ranchers from Ozona, that’s never been more evident than in mid-February, when John required cataract surgery. Under his previous coverage — a plan typical for the self-employed — the couple would have … Read More

This article appeared in the June-August issue of ACAMS Today magazine, published by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Click here to visit their website.

By Brigette K. Miller, CAMS-FCI, … Read More

Make no mistake: Shrink, or the weight cattle lose as a result of transport and stress, is a real cost. If you have 3% shrink on a 55,000-pound load with a sale price of $1.35, it adds up to a sizeable chunk of change. We do not know exactly … Read More

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