2013 Cattle Industry Convention Coverage

February 11, 2013 05:21 AM
2013 Cattle Industry Convention Coverage

Drought was the big discussion at this year's Cattle Industry Convention. See those stories and more that will impact your business down the road.

U.S. Beef Export's Future is Bright
CattleFax see long-term growth in exports, but record prices could slow some trading partners beef purchases.

Drought Won’t Knock Us Down
The drought has had lasting effects on farmers across the country. Here's how three cattle producers have changed management practices to survive.

Feed Prices: Relief May Be on the Way
Provided we don't have another drought year, livestock producers could see a substantial decline in corn prices.

Texas Ranch Wins Environmental Award
77 Ranch is national winner of the NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award.

Can Cattlemen Win Over Consumers?
A survey of consumers makes one thing abundantly clear: The beef industry could do a better job of marketing its product.

Equity Will Dictate 2013 Livestock Financing
But maintaining clear records and establishing a good relationship with a banker still help operators win financially, says Stephen Hatz, senior vice president at Bank of the West.

Environmental Issues a Challenge for Cattlemen
With the EPA lacking an administrator, many environmental policy questions remain unanswered for livestock producers.

High-tech Future Envisioned for Cattlemen
What does the future hold? More beef consumption, mobile medical diagnostics and at-home manufacturing, among other things.

Forages Key for Livestock in 2013
Higher grain costs are creating opportunities for beef producers to explore other feed options, says Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University.

Is the Cowherd Liquidation Pendulum Ready to Swing?
A closer look at USDA's Cattle Inventory report finds some surprises, such as a 9% increase in heifer retention in Texas.




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