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Gerald Vandervalk watches both the cattle and currency markets and locks in when he’s happy with the price he’ll receive.

Don’t leave money on the table, says marketing expert

Boosting production with good management is great, 
but catching an uptick in the market can make you more money

Beef producers, if you don’t have a marketing plan — get one. That’s the simple advice from Ryan Copithorne, who founded Cows In Control after his realizing “a proper marketing program was actually the best way to keep a year’s or a lifetime’s worth of hard work from going down the drain.” Having previously managed […] Read more

Retained ownership of your calves is one way to capture more money if you can feed them efficiently.

Three tools to reduce livestock price risk

Insurance, hedging, and retained ownership can be intimidating to use, but the basic concepts are simple

Navigating through different components of marketing can make one feel as though they are speaking a foreign language. Ryan Copithorne of Cows In Control marketing group talks about the pros and cons of common marketing tools. WLPIP (Western Livestock Price Insurance Program) “Price insurance is a good program,” said Copithorne because it allows you to […] Read more