Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

By Rayford Pullen

In the world of cattle production, we have got to be thinking ahead all the time in regards to breeding decisions, marketing and making sure our cattle have the best nutrition possible to reach their genetic potential in order to have the best return on our investment. When we invest a dollar, we need to have a chance to get more than a dollar back, or our operations cannot be sustainable.

Simple math indicates if you expect to get $800, or whatever you have in mind, for your calves, you cannot spend more than that on your cows on an annual basis to be profitable, and that’s assuming a 100 percent calf crop.
Winter feed accounts for our single largest annual expense followed by grass costs, and this is the month we begin making plans to help cut down on our winter feed costs by planting winter annual forages.

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