CattleFax offering webinar for cow/calf producers

Aug 16, 2013
by WLJ

Cattle and beef producers have limited time and opportunity to analyze all of the fundamental data and trends that shape the cattle, beef and grain markets. CattleFax recognizes this challenge and is offering a free one-hour webinar at 5:30 p.m. MDT, Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013, to help producers navigate the markets.

Modeled after the popular CattleFax monthly cow/calf producer newsletter Trends, the webinar is titled Trends . Zoetis is sponsoring the webinar—making it free for all cattle and beef producers to attend.

“CattleFax recognizes there is a lot of information for cow/calf and stocker operations to analyze, qualify and interpret,” said Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax. “Cattle producers are facing a variety of difficult situations—higher breakeven prices, increasingly volatile grain values, and growing resistance to record-high beef prices. It is important for producers to understand the risks in these and other market factors.”

The Trends webinar is designed to inform cattle producers about these market realities and provide producers with the information to assist in making intelligent marketing decisions. The webinar will be hosted live by the CattleFax analyst team and focus on the segments of the industry that have the greatest influence on cow/calf and stocker operations this fall and winter.

Participants will listen to analysts discuss the:

• Influence of new crop grain and forage production on year-end prices

• Fundamentals shaping fall 2013 and early 2014 calf and feeder cattle market prices

• Profit opportunities for winter stocker and backgrounding operations

• Expectations for U.S. herd expansion and implications for the winter bred female market

To participate in the seminar and access program details, producers and industry leaders simply need to register online by Friday, Aug. 30 on

CattleFax is a memberowned organization that serves producers in all segments of the cattle and beef business. CattleFax is the global leader in beef industry research, analysis and information. Since 1968, the organization’s exclusive industry database has set the standard for market information and analysis. Visit to learn more and become a member. — WLJ