How to improve returns on calves
Even in drought, spring is the season for calves to be born, and by now, most of the calf crop is on the ground. Looking at the market, it is difficult to decide what you need to do versus what you can afford, says Joe Paschal, Texas AgriLife Extension beef specialist.
Although calf prices are down now, projections are that calf prices will rally a little in the fall and winter – when these spring calves are weaned and marketed – mainly as a reflection of slightly smaller calf crop. There will still be plenty of calves for buyers to choose so producers should consider management practices that improve both the price and total return on their calves.
Click or tap here for Paschal’s advice on how to make your calves buyer-friendly.