Month: September 2017

Where is the Low in Beef Markets? What Last Year Can Tell Us About this Year

By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd. With cattle prices declining, one big question cattle producers are asking themselves is this: When and where is the bottom? In tackling this question, one useful comparison is last year. As producers will no doubt remember, it was in late September/early October 2016 that prices were …

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Pasture Conditions Suggest Potential for Slight Herd Expansion

By John DePutter & Dave Milne, DePutter Publishing Ltd. It’s no secret that Mother Nature has a major influence over North American cattle numbers. As all producers know, the multi-year southern Plains drought was one of the main reasons the U.S. herd by the end of 2013 had slumped to its smallest since 1951. With …

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