Tag Archives: Feeding Quality Forum

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Award/contest winners, On the ranch, On the road
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Hard work, luck and smarts

Timmerman wins Feeding Quality Forum honors

Sometimes it’s easy to see where a person is and forget where they’ve been. It’s easy to stare down the success in the here-and-now, without even a glance at their past. When I learned Gerald Timmerman won our Feeding Quality Forum Industry Achievement Award, I knew the family in generalities…for their feeding businesses spread across […]

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Hot topics, Research
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In Disguise

What kind of news did the Feeding Quality Forum deliver?

It’s easy to write about good news. Even for an optimist like me, it’s not that hard to write about bad news. In good or bad, there’s often a dramatic story to tell. What’s hard to write about? So-so news that’s neither good nor bad. It just is. It’s been a month since the Feeding Quality […]

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Hot topics, On the road
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You can think that, but you’d be wrong

Three new truths from this week’s cattle feeder meetings

Brace yourself. Prepare. That was the message I took from last year’s Feeding Quality Forum (FQF). Before that came other themes: Manage your risk, there’s some glimmering good news amidst the bad; and high prices don’t mean high profits. I’ve been to all but one of the forums, which we’ve held with allied industry partners […]

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When ‘I’m sorry,’ means ‘get ready’

Feeding Quality Forum tells cattlemen to prepare

“I’m sorry for all of this….” In a rather defeated tone, that’s how Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, ended his market outlook at last week’s Feeding Quality Forum. “I don’t make this stuff up. My job is to inform you and enlighten you on what me and my team find,” he said. His version […]

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Feed prices down, risk ever apparent

“You must manage your risk.” Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, has headlined the Feeding Quality Forum for the past six or seven years. He’s covered $2 corn to $8 corn, but that message remains constant. Sure, the risk changes, but it’s important to manage it. This year he told us the “bio boom” is […]

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