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Do Your Homework before Negotiating Pasture Leases, Worker Wages, or Custom Farm Work

 UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as land owners and ranchers renew pasture leases, managers and workers negotiate wages, or agreements are made for custom farm work. It can be pretty challenging to determine what is a fair price for both parties.  […]

Consider Investments in Efficiency with Extra Cattle Income

Cattle Inventory Relationship with Cow-calf Profits

Chart 1 Most cattlemen have a noticeable grin on their faces these days.  Cattle have been selling for record prices this summer as seen in Chart 1 above.  What is causing this major increase in prices?  Primarily there are two key factors: fewer cattle, and cheaper feed. Chart 2 below shows the drastic decline in […]