Date: Feb 16 2022CAB Insider & Cattle Markets & Grid Marketing & Premium Potential
Prime cutout values and grid premiums have been rich in the third and fourth quarters of the past two years. Yet the spillover into the first quarter this year shows that the market is reacting to the recently smaller availability, retreating back to the 2019 supply pace.
Date: Jul 06 2021Big Thinkers & Grid Marketing & Targeting the Brand
How cattle are fed matters, but much of their potential for grid success is already set before cattle even set hoof in the yard. Cow-calf producers are the designers of the raw material.
Date: Mar 29 2021Cattle Markets & Grid Marketing & News Release & Premium Potential
As quality continues to trend up and more cattle qualify for the brand, the CAB/Choice spread may gain ground on the old Choice/Select metric as an industry standard. Along the way, the brand will keep working with all partners from pasture to plate, adding value to every cut and premiums for Angus cattlemen.
Date: Feb 10 2021Cattle Markets & Grid Marketing & News Release
Producers can target cow herd genetics toward the factors driving value in the supply chain. Backfat and marbling have differing value implications at the packing plant and can be selected in different directions in the herd. Understanding grid marketing opens more opportunity for big wins.
Date: Jan 06 2021Feeder Calf Marketing & Grid Marketing & News Release & Premium Potential
Many cattlemen have an idea of how grid marketing works, but might still have some questions as they’re digging through carcass data. Paul Dykstra will present a free webinar, “Understanding grid marketing and carcass data,” on January 21, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CST.
Date: Jul 01 2020Grid Marketing & News Release
Brian Bertelsen, U.S. Premium Beef (USPB) vice president, spoke at the Beef Improvement Federation’s recent online symposium, covering everything from hot carcass weight to quality grade targets. This article shares the data that shows what’s really possible.
Date: Apr 22 2020CAB Insider & Cattle Markets & Grid Marketing
The many challenges the beef market is facing today are serious short term problems but are not indicative of long term trends. Price and demand signals will also realign as the pandemic subsides. The interrupted flow of cattle and boxed beef has implications now impacting the pricing structure on a carcass value basis.
Date: Mar 02 2020Cattle Feeding & Cattle Markets & Grid Marketing & News Release & Premium Potential
Packers pay nearly $8 million per month in Certified Angus Beef® brand premiums, according to a recent survey. Those record high dollars come at a time when there’s been record quality through the system, too.
Date: Feb 26 2020CAB Insider & Cattle Markets & Grid Marketing & Premium Potential
CAB continues to pay producers who target the brand. Up to $92M in 2019 was paid back to feeders and producers. Steer and heifer carcass weights are at record highs, averaging 904 lb. the first six weeks of 2020.
Date: Feb 19 2020Feeder Calf Marketing & Grid Marketing & News Release & Premium Potential & Retained Ownership
Paul Dykstra covered the value in feeder calf marketing at the Cattle Industry Convention touching on seasonality, quality, health, and relationships and how it all circles back to profit building.