Friday, February 22, 2013
Producers-it's time to keep more heifers!
We are slowing hearing about cattle numbers dropping. At the present time, we are at the lowest number sense the 1960's. How are we supposed to feed the world if we are producing less calves each year? Well, it's time to keep more heifers.
1. Yes, I know corn is expensive but be creative. Does your neighbor have corn stalks? Make a deal with him, there is research out there to prove that using corn stalks to graze your cattle is beneficial for the land and for your cattle. Grazing on corn stalks
2. The cattle market is great! We are seeing future boards that are as high as they have ever been in history. Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra load of calves to sell in two years? Future Market
3. Self Magazine has proclaimed beef is a super food. We have know for years that beef is a power protein but now a source that thousands of women trust, admitted to it as well. I bet beef will be served for diner in more houses now! Steak-Superfood!