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It's a changing world out there — one that is more competitive than ever, especially for farmers. Extension economists throughout the state are working to equip farmers and livestock producers with the most effective, up-to-date skills to build sustainable, profitable business operations.

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Preconditioning Beef Calves

This information sheet provides an overview of considerations for beef producers who may retain ownership or receive calves for a... more

Income Tax for Agricultural Operations Workshop

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering workshops on income tax for farmers …... more

QuickBooks training for farmers available

The new Farm and Agribusiness Management team wants to help farmers improve their farm operations by helping them develop accurate... more

Crop insurance listening session for proposed nursery growers

Nursery Listening Session Press Release w AL session.pdfGovernment Contractor Seeks Stakeholder Input on Proposed New Concept for Nursery Plan of... more

Tax Implications of Selling Cattle During Times of Drought

Two related documents AgEconTI- Tax Implications of Drought sales.pdf​ Drought Sales of Livestock... more

Drought Takes a Toll on Mental Health

Slowly, the earth loses its moisture … Row crops don’t make it to harvest or... more

Enhancing Food Safety and Quality

Whether it’s a new food business in Alabama looking for assistance with its nutrition labeling or a farmer who wants to... more

Do One Thing to Prepare for Disaster

America's PrepareAthon!℠ was launched in 2013 as a national, grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through... more

Small Ruminant Tour Slated for May 22-26

Small ruminant producers will have an opportunity to learn more about Northeastern meat goat practices on a tour sponsored-in-part by... more

The New Age of Farming- Social Media

The Alabama IPM Communicator is committed to providing you research-based information for improving your quality of life …... more


Marketing Alternatives for Feeder Cattle

Feeder Cattle - USDA-ARS image number K5643-20 Are you a feeder cattle producer worrying if this year's gross revenues will be enough to cover production expenses? Would you like to find a way to make certain that your operation will cover these expenses and perhaps even lock in a profit? You may be able to achieve this goal using a combination of feeder cattle market alternatives.

Marketing is usually the most difficult management task that the feeder cattle producer has to perform. Proper marketing can make the difference between profit and loss in the feeder cattle business. As is true of production programs and management practices, many marketing alternatives are available to the feeder cattle producer. Most producers spend much of their time and effort improving production practices while spending very little time on the marketing of their product. However, time spent marketing feeder cattle in today's complex economic environment can pay larger dividends than time spent on improving or implementing many production practices.   more...

 

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