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Left Handed Logic – Figuring per Calf Costs

Be careful with this. The most common error in budgeting and cost accounting is “over” allocation of costs to the product. Some want to charge everything but the kitchen sink to product. The rule of thumb is, if you have … Continue reading

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Why the Packer Loves Cowmen: Part V, Goals and the Breeding Index

by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume Reasonable goals are: 1) conception rate of 95% in a 60 day breeding season; 2) 75% of cows should calve in the first 20 days of calving; and 3) 90% or more of the … Continue reading

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Why the Packer Loves Cowmen: Part IV, Selection of Reproduction Season

by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume To improve conception and calves weaned per cow requires several things and one of the most important is deciding when the breeding season should start. The factors involved in this decision include prices, weather … Continue reading

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Why the Packer Loves Cowmen: Part III, Bull Costs

by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume There are many purposes for budgets. One of the most valuable is to calculate how much one alternative will have to increase production in order to break-even with another alternative. For example, let’s make some … Continue reading

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The Case Against Genetics

by Dave Pratt at Ranching for Profit Blog Moments ago I read the following in a popular industry magazine: “…given the multiple challenges you face that are beyond your control—drought, rising feed and fuel costs, escalating land values—genetic selection may … Continue reading

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