Ranchers Expand Beef Cattle Herds in the Great Plains

According to the March 2014 Kiplinger Agriculture Letter, ranchers are moving to expand beef cattle herds in the upcoming years – a trend that’s been determined by recent annual inventories of cows and heifers. The greatest expansion will be in the Great Plains region, while regions in the Northeast will only slightly enlarge herds. Regions in the midst of drought, including Kansas and Nebraska, will not increase their herds, but will keep on a large number of brood cows. Overall, cow herds are expected to increase across the central and northern Plains and the Northeast. As for other regions in the U.S., beef cow herds are expected to remain the same (or shrink, especially in areas suffering extended drought).

Are you a Great Plains rancher seeking cash to expand your existing ranch? Enlarge your cattle herds? Make big ranch improvements or resets? Maybe even purchase your first (or another) cattle ranching property?

Banker South’s AgAmerica loans cover all facets of agriculture, so whatever your ranching goals, we have the ag loan that aligns with your agribusiness needs. Custom agriculture loans are available to finance ranch land, refinance ranch property, and more.

What’s more, interest rates for these loans often beat all other agriculture loan programs; yet, it’s not only the low interest rates that make AgAmerica ranch loans an attractive option. We’re committed to getting to know each of our customers. Our staff includes employees whose own farming histories stretch back generations. In fact, AgAmerica’s parent company, Land South, also has its own experience with buying, selling, and managing agriculture land. Thus, we understand the ins and outs of both the agricultural landscape and the ag lending industry.

It is our commitment that we are not only offering a loan, but a relationship that will hopefully tie AgAmerica Lending and your ranching operation together for many years to come!

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