Blog - USA

  • February 22, 2017

    By John DePutter and Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    When the supply of any commodity is heavy, and prices are low, there’s often lots of talk about demand as well. Questions such as: “Will the supply overwhelm …

  • February 9, 2017

    Extraordinary young men and women are up early, and out in the barns patiently feeding, exercising, and grooming their show animals. Year after year, cattle raised on the Hi-Pro Feeds Beef Show Ration have excelled in livestock …

  • February 7, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    The Jan. 31 USDA cattle inventory report may have contained some bearish surprises compared to analyst expectations, but the fact the American herd is still expanding was …

  • January 24, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    There’s little doubt the deep market losses experienced through most of 2016 stung many North American cattle producers, but any slowdown in cattle production at …

  • January 26, 2017

    Collin Welper, 15 years old from Shallowater, TX, is quite accomplished for a youth his age. In 2015, Collin won best in his class at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The following year, he won best in Middle Class Hereford at …

  • January 10, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    After a terrible 2016, it looks like a better year ahead for North American cattle producers.

    Not that it should be all that difficult. Indeed, a lot of people could say, …

  • January 5, 2017

    Raising a beef animal for the show ring is a long, time-consuming project involving many hours of feeding, grooming, exercising, and halter training. Every aspect of the project is vital to having success in the ring. “It& …

  • December 29, 2016

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    As we enter the New Year, it is a good time to look forward and consider what might lie ahead and how it may impact market prices.

    Futures could dip, October lows …

  • December 13, 2016

    By John DePutter and Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    The nature of markets is that even in times of extreme bearishness, there will be small rallies - just as there will always be setbacks in major bull runs.

    So it’s …

  • December 15, 2016

    In November, Hi-Pro Feeds employees located in Friona, Texas partnered with their local community to pack and send 80 gift bags for a battery of the United States armed forces serving in Kuwait. Hi-Pro employees and residents of …

  • November 29, 2016

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Times are tough in the beef business. North American producers certainly know that all too well. But while the here and now may be painful, it is also important to …

  • November 28, 2016

    Long hours, lots of hard work, and a strong support team – these are some of the pillars that have helped Jackie Ganter rise towards the top of the world standings in barrel racing going into the 2016 Wrangler National …

  • November 15, 2016

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    As discussed in previous posts, North American cattle producers have now suffered through about two years of tough times – the painful bust period that followed …

  • November 14, 2016

    The journey to realizing a lifelong dream is always one full of excitements, disappointments, heartbreaks, and joys.  From his start in Benjamin, Texas, Hunter Meinzer started working on area ranches starting colts 20-30 at a …

  • November 2, 2016

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    In our previous post, we discussed 10 signals that might indicate a topping cattle market, including extremely high prices and extreme profitability.

    We all remember …

  • October 18, 2016

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    The cattle futures market is proving once again that the trip to the bottom is always quicker – and much crueler – than the climb to the top.

    After hitting …

  • Octoberr 10, 2016

    Brock Veterinary Clinic, a mixed animal practice in Lamesa, Texas has established itself as a go-to equine clinic in the region by providing exceptional equine care through routine exams, specialty surgical practices and trusted …

  • October 4, 2016

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    If misery really does love company, then North American livestock producers can certainly commiserate.

    Because it’s not just cattle producers who are suffering …

  • September 28, 2016

    The town of Quitaque (pronounced kitty-quay) can be found in northwest Texas, resting quietly on Texas Highway 86. With a population of 411 people, it could be said that everyone knows everyone, and that is especially true for …

  • September 19, 2016

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Even with all the ink that has been devoted to downtrodden cattle futures, it’s probably not a stretch to think that somehow the producer has been forgotten. …