Blog - USA

  • August 7, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing, Ltd

    The general approach of these twice-monthly posts is to take a step back and review the big picture cattle price trends.

    Today let’s take a quick look at what we’re watching …

  • July 26, 2017

    By Ranulf Glanville & John DePutter, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    If you’ve been keeping up with these blog posts you know that we believe that the main trend for cash cattle prices is down from the high made in the spring. We’ve also …

  • July 12, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing, Ltd

    Huge bear, big bounce, now retreating again

    Last fall we discussed the possible lows and potential profit to be made by putting cattle on feed during the crux of the deep break …

  • July 6, 2017

    Successful 4-H horse shows require parents, children, and professional volunteers to come together and create an experience for the kids who participate. But there is usually only one entering the arena wearing a jacket and tie, the …

  • June 27, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    As regular readers will know, we grew increasingly concerned about the rising cattle market in mid-April through early May.

    Of course, price gains are always a good thing for …

  • June 15, 2017

    The summer months in the southern US can present challenges for cattle producers. High heat, dry weather, and declining forage quality can put added stress on your cattle and limit your productivity. Kent Mills, range nutritionist at …

  • June 13, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    If you go to grocery stores in Canada and the US, you’ll find lots of beef cuts are roughly twice the price of comparable pork cuts.

    For example, at one store we visited, the …

  • May 25, 2017

    Although relatively small, Ruidoso, New Mexico is a vibrant, eclectic community. Home to two ski resorts, a hotel and casino, and the famous All American Futurity Quarter Horse Race, it also lies near the Rio Hondo Land and Cattle …

  • May 16, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Is the seven-month climb ending? Some warning signs!

    Our previous posts have chronicled the dramatic climb in the cattle market since last fall, while more recently we have …

  • May 15, 2017

    Family Tradition

    Dane and Jennifer Driver come from a long family tradition of ranching and horsemanship. The Driver Ranch was homesteaded in 1878, making Dane a 6th generation Texas rancher. Dane’s wife, Jennifer grew up on a central …

  • May 8, 2017

    A couple years ago tragedy struck the Santellana family when they lost a grandson. After experiencing sincere benevolence from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Houston, TX, Joe Santellana, Production Manager in Friona, TX …

  • May 4, 2017

    The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect in January of this year. After four months of implementing the new practices involved in these restrictions on medicated feeds, what do producers and dealers have to say about the …

  • May 2, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    If you want security, reliability and predictability along with smooth, dependable returns, the beef business is not the place to be.

    It’s doubtful too many sectors of …

  • April 18, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Last edition, we expressed the idea it was time to start watching for topping signals in the rising cattle market.

    The market had come a long, long way from its dismal lows of …

  • April 4, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    Cattle prices have been on the rise for about five months. The comeback has occurred following the severe, merciless bear market that pounded beef producers to the mat during …

  • March 27, 2017

    Fred Danley has spent his life with race horses. Growing up the son of horse trainer Ike Danley, he started training full-time at 16 years old. Just three years later, at 19, he became the youngest trainer to ever win the Kansas …

  • March 21, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    A major low was notched last fall for cash cattle prices and cattle futures, as you know.

    Will prices go back to that low ebb?

    The futures market is saying “yes.”

    Deferred …

  • March 7, 2017

    By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd.

    There are plenty of differences between U.S. and Canadian cattle producers, not the least of which is how quickly they have been expanding their herds over the past few years. …

  • February 23, 2017

    Last week Hi-Pro Feeds employees in the Okotoks, Alberta office celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day (#CdnAgDay), by reflecting on the numerous ways agriculture has impacted their lives. Many of our employees grew up, and live in …

  • 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 the market or …