Seven Management Techniques that Move Cow-Calf Producers towards Profitability
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Most cow-calf producers don't generate a positive return to equity for the efforts they put forth. The cow-calf sector of the cattle industry is among the most heavily subsidized in agriculture--it is subsidized by "off-the-farm income. This sector has limited sources of "on the ranch revenue: the selling of weaned offspring and the selling of culled animals (bulls, cows and replacement heifers). However, adopting management techniques for better reproductive efficiency, increasing production and reducing production costs can significantly improve a producer's profit margin.
Posey, R. Daniel (2005). Seven Management Techniques that Move Cow-Calf Producers towards Profitability. Available electronically from