There is some apprehension about when the market will correct itself and who will be caught with expensive feeder calves. We should enjoy high feeder calf prices for a while given current market conditions. That said, the market will correct itself. When and how much are the real questions?
Winter has definitely made its appearance and it’s time to make sure Cows and Calves adjust without a hitch
Yes, the snow, cold winds and sudden drops in temperatures around the country have sent a sharp reminder that winter-like conditions are upon us. Extended weather forecasts show that it is not simply a flash in the pan, but will stay with us for at least a few weeks. Who knows where it will take us after that, but you can’t escape the winter months ahead. We all try to plan as best that we can for winter, but if you are like me, I always think I have a few days, maybe weeks to prepare for winter and as usual, I still have a few things to get done.
With record cattle prices comes record temptation. It is no surprise that cattle theft is on the rise this year. Unfortunately, in many cases, by the time producers realize that cattle are gone, they have already been sold at auction. These losses can be devastating. So what can you do as a producer to theft-proof your livestock?
Have you ever watched a football game where a clearly superior team was winning, only to let up late in the game and allow the lesser opponent get close or even make a stellar come-back to win? I love NCAA collegiate football and I’ve seen this happen. It’s either frustrating or exhilarating depending on who your team is, but regardless, no team should ever let up the fight on the field.