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Insuring Feedlot Health—Where Does It All Begin?, W. Mark Hilton Jan 2015

Insuring Feedlot Health—Where Does It All Begin?, W. Mark Hilton

Driftless Region Beef Conference

Cattle that stay healthy in the feedlot produce greater revenue than those that become sick. Data from the Texas Ranch to Rail Program on over 16,000 calves showed healthy cattle returned $67.32 per head while calves treated one or more times returned -$20.28 per head. Let’s start at the beginning and examine factors that affect health in the feedlot.


Risk Management For Cattlemen, Tony Latcham Jan 2014

Risk Management For Cattlemen, Tony Latcham

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference

Livestock insurance was first sold in 2002 and initially ran into problems as that pilot got underway. As the program evolved bugs were worked through and we ended up with two products that provide price protection for livestock producers at a reasonable cost. In this presentation I will review the two types of livestock insurance available and go through examples of when and where they are appropriate to utilize in your marketing scheme.