Economic Observations from a rancher

Some observations I have seen through the years…
Generally a rancher can run TWO Corriente cows on the same ground it takes to support ONE ordinary beef cow.

SO at today’s market value……
that means an ordinary beef cow will raise and wean off a 500-600 lb beef calf which will bring in a market value of $700 – $1000, depending on where you are.

BUT lets say you put TWO Corriente cows on that same piece of ground…..
Each Corriente brings in a market value between $600 – $700. This means the same piece of ground yields an income of $1,200 – $1,400!!

You can walk home with between $200 – $700 more in your pocket with Corriente!!

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A.I. vs. Natural Breeding (Part 1 of Series)

Calves are being born left and right, and every day we are being bombarded with advertisements for bull sales and the next great A.I. sire. So how do you decide whether to spend the extra money on a top notch herd bull or buy semen on that great looking bull in the magazine?

First off, I am not going to tell you one way is better than the other. That is up to you to decide after looking at both your goals and resources. I will give you the pros and cons of each. Continue reading