Last year was not as profitable a year as 2014! Cattle prices in 2015 were lower in some cases by $500 per calf. Mother Nature, as usual, was unpredictable but generally wetter than previous years. Input prices also continued to creep upward – forage was no exception.
As a cattle producer, you may have questions about what to do next in 2016. A series of meetings in ten locations across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado will be focusing on the changing beef industry.
“To stock or not to stock?” — That is the question. ”Managing Replacements to Maximize Heifer Values — Can You Afford to Rebuild Your Herd?” Robert Tigner, Nebraska Extension Educator, will discuss restocking and replacing- the economics of moving forward on the ranch.
for full story see December 9 Courier