Texas A&M’s digital Beef Cattle Short Course is live tomorrow. Register here. Join us in the business section tomorrow from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, where several economists will discuss the market for beef cattle and several decision aids as you plan for next year.
The last leg of the growing season for summer crops is a critical time. In a low price environment many turn to cost-cutting as a way to seek profitability. Today we’ll discuss whether cutting out that last round of inputs is the most profitable decision. We’ll also highlight and demonstrate some tools that will help you in the decision-making process.
Today, I’ve embedded material from our series Meat Market Minutes. Join me, and six other economists from the Southeast as we discuss different meat markets. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/15/2020
Today, we discuss the choice for cows in the COVID-19 world. Keep or cull? Is there a difference for bred cows, pairs, or open cows? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/1/2020
Recession. What does that word actually mean, and if we’re in one, what are the implications for the agricultural economy? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 4/17/2020
The pandemic has impacted all of our commodity markets. Wheat has seen more price support than most commodities. Now is the time to execute on a marketing plan. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 3/27/2020
The pandemic is having an impact on commodity prices just as calves are coming off of pasture. What are your options? It depends. [Read more…] about It Depends – What Now?
The markets are in turmoil. Can we make some moves to protect ourselves or limit the damage as we approach planting season and the time of year when we’re getting ready to move calves to feed? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 3/13/2020
It’s time for ARC and PLC signups. The deadline is March 16, a week from this upcoming Monday. Today we review your policy options and a tool that will help you analyze the decision.
Today we talk about the decision making process of buying a bull. How much should you spend? How can you evaluate the cost? What is the breakeven?