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Considering the Options
Mon Jan 7, 2013 01:56 PM CST

How will profitability and risk differ for types and weights of cattle this year? Should you purchase Livestock Risk Protection? What about wheat pricing options or whether it's best to just graze it out? These are just a few of the questions a new tool, three years in the making, can help you analyze.

The "Stocker Cattle Analysis Tool" is now available to cattlemen at no cost. It was developed in partnership between Texas Tech University, Mississippi State University and the USDA's Risk Management Agency.

Tomas Knight, professor with Texas Tech's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, describes this online ...

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