Shared Land Use: Timber and Cattle Ranch Land

Silvopasture: a timber and cattle ranch concept with reciprocal benefits.

Forests are an important part of our landscape. If you drive through the Southeastern United States, beautiful, expansive forestland spreads out before you, perfect for recreation and hunting. A recent AgAmerica Lending article points out that a timber and cattle ranch concept—called silvopasture—allows our forests to be important both for land and cattle. AgAmerica Loan Processor Doug Moore explains how cattle and sheep can prove beneficial to forest health.Read More


BEEF is In the Air: At the National Cattlemen’s Show

Get a sneak peek of all that’s in the works for the upcoming National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show.

If you’re in the cattle industry, you’ve likely got plans to travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the 2017 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show. This year’s National Cattlemen’s Show is slated for February 1st to the 3rd, and it promises to be a terrific event. There are many activities in addition to the trade show that is labelled “the largest, most important national show for anyone in the cattle business.” Explore some of the highlights below of this year’s National Cattlemen’s Show if you plan to “Mosey on Down to Music City.”Read More


In the Pasture: Ranch Land Management Challenges and Resources

Ranch land management challenges are many, but there are solutions for every obstacle.

The challenges of ranch land management are many, but the resourcefulness of the country’s cattlemen and women means no problem is insurmountable. Relying on a blending of tradition and innovation, cattle operations find ways to face the challenges of ranch land management and continue to prosper. We’ve rounded up some of the greatest hurdles as well as supplied resources and solutions below.Read More


Money Minute: Will cattle market prices rebound after this summer?

Forecasts of cattle market prices have everyone in the beef industry on edge as they estimate prices may fall even further; however, that’s not the only interpretation of what the future holds.

One of the main stories in the U.S. cattle industry this spring and summer has been low cattle market prices. In mid-March, finished cattle prices were around $140 per hundredweight before they began to fall. In late July, cattle market prices for finished cattle were at $115 per hundredweight. Since then, the market has been trending between unevenly steady and weak.Read More


Money Minute: Make the Most of Your Cattle Ranch Loan

These ‘best practices’ in land and livestock can help you put your cattle ranch loan to good use.

Running a cattle ranch isn’t an easy endeavor, but there are some practices that can help you to make the most of your cattle ranch loan. Burke Teichart, a cattle ranch consultant and speaker, outlines his seven keys to ranch profitability in a BEEF article. Read a summary of each of these best practices below.
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Money Minute: Helping farmers understand their farming diversification options

There is no magic formula that guarantees success in farming year after year, but farming diversification is one option for helping ensure that crops are always growing the farm’s bottom line. However, choosing to diversify is a big decision. AgAmerica Lending recently conducted a survey on diversification to see the trends in diversification and nail down the ‘best practices’ that lead to success in crop diversification. You can read the full white paper with the survey’s results after reading the highlights below.Read More


Money Minute: Four Reasons Why Cattle Farms Should Precondition Calves

Selling calves at the heaviest weight is the goal of every cattle producer, and preconditioning calves is one of the best ways to achieve healthier and heavier calves; thus higher prices at the auction. Industry leaders maintain in an AgWeb.com article that more producers need to start preconditioning calves. Essentially, it is a win-win for consumers and the industry as those in the industry see profit and consumers get better quality beef.Read More


Land Loan Specialists Head to the Palmetto State to Meet with Beef Industry Members

All across the country, the state chapters of the Cattlemen’s Beef Associations are gearing up for their individual state annual meetings. The South Carolina Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting is slated for March 5th. AgAmerica Lending will be on hand to network with the men and women present who represent the state’s beef cattle producers. The event is to be held at the Phillips Market Center in West Columbia, South Carolina.

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Land Lenders Talk Beef at the NCBA Show

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association Convention and Trade Show wrapped up January 29 in San Diego, California, offering all those in the beef and cattle industry the opportunity to come together and tackle the topics and issues that affect the industry. Amongst the fun and entertainment— the Red, White and Brew Afterparty, a concert by Martina McBride, an event on the USS Midway and more— the event found attendees getting down to business.

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