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June 2017 Market

  2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 Live Cattle (June)   $132.10  $120.90  $152.90  $137.70  $120.53  Feeder Cattle (Aug)  $159.88  $146.09  $222.50  $197.18  $143.95  Steers (7 wt…

June 2017

The soybean price drop, over the last few months, is another example of a sales opportunity lost.  The starting point on our 2017 cash flow worksheets was $9.00, which would have provided a break-even…

May 2017 Market News

Where we were compared to where we are….                                      2017    2016  2015  2014  2013  Live Cattle (Jun):    $ 127.13  $116.00   $149.18  $137.40  $122.50 Feeder…

May 2017

In my previous work as an accountant and CFO, I had opportunities to be involved in discussions involving transitions of businesses, including farms & ranches from one generation to another.  As a banker,…

April 2017

Patience is required.  Recent commodity prices demand that producers look forward.  Maybe several years forward.  Demand for crops will grow as global protein consumption increases.  I believe China and…