Press Release, For Immediate Release
Fullmer Cattle Company
New Trade Agreements Benefit Large Calf-Raising Ranch, Customers
Farmers and ranchers should see positive impact from new trade deals with Canada and Mexico, with another with China in the near future, and a local calf-raising ranch owner is observing possible outcomes but being hopeful that it helps the US dairies.
The recent United States / Mexico / Canada (USMCA) trade agreement opens new markets, including markets for dairy. If this turns positive for US Dairies then it marks a long awaited turn for the dairy market, according to Ty Fullmer, ranch manager of Fullmer Cattle Company in
Fullmer points out that cold, wet weather in the upper Midwest, coupled with lower dairy prices, makes calf-raising in those areas difficult for some dairies. "That's why they send their calves to us," he said. Fullmer's customers across six states take advantage of the drier West Kansas weather, coupled 40 years of custom calf-raising experience, to increase the growth and production rate of both their dairy and beef calves.
Better Dairy Prices Bring Benefits
Because Mexico is a large exporter of dairy products, and Canada is not far behind, passage of the USMCA will open up dairy markets even more. In addition, the newly-signed China trade agreement opens up that country, with its billions in population, to buying more agricultural products from the USA, including dairy products.
Fullmer pointed out: "When new markets open up, dairies obviously do better. When the dairies do well and get paid good prices for their milk, they can invest that money into custom calf raising with us."
Better Chance At A Healthy Start
The calf-raising expert, whose ranch specializes in giving newborn dairy and beef calves a healthier head start, gave a practical example. "Colostrum is the perfect source of nutrition for a newborn to three-day-old calf," Fullmer explained. "But powdered colostrum? That can be expensive. With more money opportunity for the dairies, they will be able to afford this type of feed for the young stock we raise for them."
"A better health start for the calf is better for the dairy," he added.
Fullmer admitted that, although his customers may benefit from both the USMCA and China trade agreements, it's not a perfect situation for his ranch. "A calf-raising company like Fullmer Cattle, that feeds primarily milk, will see a price increase in the milk they feed to young calves. Although this will be more expensive," Fullmer continued, "simultaneously, the dairies make more on their product. We can pass our increased cost to them, because they now can afford to make up that cost and still increase their profit with better milk prices."
"It's an economic cycle we see in this industry," Fullmer said.
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Fullmer Cattle Company is in Syracuse, Kansas. It's a few minutes away from the Colorado state line, and less than a days drive from Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming.
In other words, Fullmer Cattle facility is right in the middle of cattle country!
Fullmer's Location Improves Cattle Health and Growth
Remember the adage about good real estate? LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!? When scouting for a location, the experts at Fullmer Cattle Company -- who have been in the calf-raising business for four decades -- realized that the same is true for optimum dairy and beef cattle growth, development, and calf health.
Here's why location matters: Dry climate and sandy soil (such as in West Kansas) provides a climate that facilitates healthy calf raising. This is especially true compared to northern states, which typically have colder, more moist weather. At our facility, calves thrive in West Kansas' sunny, dry weather. More importantly, organisms that can affect the health of calves cannot survive in this conditions. The result? Healthier calves that grow more rapidly.
High-Quality Calf Feed is Close to Fullmer Cattle Company!
Our calf ranch is on the plains of the Midwest. That means Fullmer Cattle Company is located in the heartland of high quality feed. We get world-class cattle feed from dozens of nearby sources. That makes it easy for Fullmer's expert bovine dietitians and vets to create custom feed blends that preserve and improve health and performance. Not only do our relationships with local feed sources get us the best prices, but the short trucking hauls also keep our prices low.
Fullmer Cattle Company: Trusted By Experts Outstanding In Their Fields
The USA's dairy farmers and cattle ranchers are food providers to the world. You know that keeping calves healthy and growing is vital to your success. That's why dozens of dairy farms and cattle ranches from throughout the Midwest trust their calves to Fullmer Cattle. Not only do we have a best-in-class vaccine program for the calves, but we bottle feed them with special formulas. Then they get weaned at the optimum time. We nourish the calves with custom feed blends that promote good health and strong growth. The result? Your calves get into production -- either at your dairy farm or feed lot -- more quickly, stronger and in better health. And faster production means more yield, and more profit to you.
To learn how Fullmer Cattle Company can help your herd, please contact us:
3200 S Highway 27
P.O. Box 986
Syracuse, KS 67878
Office: (620) 384-7499
Fax: (620) 384-7507