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Improving the profitability of a beef herd goes beyond buying more cows.

Upswing in cattle business offers chance to reinvest in the ranch

Business specialist says now is a good time to make investments in productive assets, herd health, and yourself

Now that the cattle business seems to be on the upswing, cow-calf producers should consider investments to boost their bottom line, says an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development farm financial specialist. “Improving working capital, and investing in productive assets, herd health, and yourself can all bring excellent returns,” said Rick Dehod. “Herd health is an […] Read more

Many factors to consider with cattle price insurance coverage

There’s a learning curve for the Cattle Price Insurance Program

You’re finally making money. Do you part with some of it to insure the bottom line? The Cattle Price Insurance Program (CPIP) was launched by Agriculture Financial Services Corporation four years ago. The program offers prices insurance on finished cattle in the feedlot or feeder cattle, as well as for calves sold in the fall. […] Read more


Duane Movald is a rancher near Breton who is pleased with higher prices.

Tight supplies and rising prices give cattle producers a reason to smile

Low herd numbers are expected to buoy cattle prices for three to four years, but COOL is taking a bite from the bottom line

Cattle prices are the best they’ve been on a per-head basis in the last 10 years — although how good depends on how you look at it. “The market right now is fantastic,” said Herb Lock of Farm$ense Marketing. “Cow-calf producers right now are in their second world, floating around in the sky compared to […] Read more