CENTENNIAL, CO — April 20, 2016 — Cow-calf margins will continue to be under pressure as the U.S. beef cowherd expands, but producers can mitigate a reduction in profitability by adjusting business plans for the supply increase. An upcoming free CattleFax webinar will address an outlook for the second half of 2016 for the cow-calf segment and entire beef sector.
The CattleFax Trends+ Cow-Calf Webinar will be at 5:30 p.m. MT, May 25, 2016. To participate in the webinar and access program details, producers and industry leaders simply need to register online at www.cattlefax.com/meetings.aspx
One of the most aggressive U.S. beef cowherd expansions in the last four decades will increase beef supplies and pressure cow-calf profitability over the next several years. As profits narrow during that time, well-informed producers can maintain healthy margins by adjusting production, marketing and risk management plans with increasing supplies in mind.
CattleFax analysts will discuss a variety of topics in the one-hour session, including:
- Cattle and feedstuff market projections for the next 12 to 18 months
- Supply and margin expectations based on U.S. beef cowherd expansion estimates
- Analysis of a recent Cow-Calf Survey conducted by CattleFax
The Trends+ webinar series informs cattle producers about current market conditions and provides providing decision-friendly advice regarding management decisions. The analysis and strategies shared through the webinar series has reached more than 2,500 producers, and sponsorship from Elanco Animal Health is making the seminar free for all attendees.