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Workshop to focus on making livestock operations profitable as well as productive.

Single Day: $100
Both Days: $175
Second person: $125

Farming and ranching can only be sustainable if it is profitable. Too many operations have been focused on production, not profit, for far too long. Less than 5% of the variation in profitability among cow-calf operations can be explained by weaning weight. About 60% of the variation in profit is explained by differences in feed costs.

Are you in it for production or profit? There is a big difference. – Jim Gerrish

Beef is a very good product, it’s a safe product, but steaks are a lot higher in price. So is ground beef. The beef industry is making a major mistake by not figuring out a way to lower costs for making ground beef. It’s a staple and the American people like the product. – Bill Helming

Biographies for Gerrish and Helming.

Day 1: Monday

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome & Intros
8:45 Macroeconomics & Finances Bill Helming
10:00 BREAK
10:30 Macroeconomics & Finances Bill Helming
12:00 LUNCH
1:00 Economics of Cow Size Jim Gerrish
2:30 BREAK
3:00 The High Cost of Making Hay Jim Gerrish
4:30 Q & A
5:00 Adjourn

Day 2: Tuesday

8:00 Cost-Benefit Analysis Jim Gerrish
10:00 BREAK
10:30 Pasture & Range Renovation Jim Gerrish
12:00 LUNCH
1:00 Stock Water & Fence Developments Jim Gerrish
3:00 BREAK
3:30 Does Fertilizer Pay? Jim Gerrish
4:30 Q & A
5:00 Adjourn


Tom Parker’s interview with Bill Helming and Jim Gerrish goes into detail on the economic issues with beef production. Read it here…