Cow-calf margins will shrink as the U.S. beef cowherd expands, but producers can ensure future profitability by adjusting business plans for the supply increase. An upcoming free CattleFax webinar will address the scope of expansion and guide producers through the challenge.
CattleFax is encouraging cow-calf producers to register now for its Trends Cow-Calf Webinar at 5:30 p.m. MT, Sep. 10, 2015. To participate in the webinar and access program details, producers simply need to register online at www.cattlefax.com/meetings.aspx.
Record-high profits in the cow-calf segment have created an expansion that is on pace to be the most aggressive U.S. beef cowherd rebuilding effort in four decades. The cowherd could add 2.5 million cows over the next three years and approach 33 million by 2020. Profits could narrow considerably during that time, but well-informed producers can adjust production, marketing and risk management plans with increasing supplies in mind and remain profitable.
CattleFax analysts will discuss a variety of topics in the one-hour session, including:
- Cattle and feedstuff market projections for the next 12 to 18 months
- Supply and margin expectations based on U.S. beef cowherd expansion estimates
- A roadmap to keep U.S. ranches economic viable during the expansion and beyond
The Trends webinar series informs cattle producers about current market conditions and provides providing decision-friendly advice regarding management decisions. The analysis and strategies shared through the webinar series has reached more than 2,500 producers, and sponsorship from Elanco Animal Health is making the seminar free for all attendees.