Victoria Myers

Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Victoria G Myers

Victoria Myers is an award-winning agricultural journalist, on The Progressive Farmer Magazine's editorial staff since 1989, when she was hired as the cotton editor. Since that time she has diversified into several coverage areas, including: conservation, extra income, farmland values and cattle. She coordinates and writes for the magazine's Cattlelink section, is responsible for content in the weekly Cattlelink e-newsletter and helps supply DTN with some of its livestock articles. Myers is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • Increased packer capacity is most likely to come through the addition of small to medium-sized operations, processing 1,000 to 2,000 head per day. (Progressive Farmer photo by Victoria G. Myers)

    Timing Right for Packer Expansion

    Increased packer capacity is most likely to come through the addition of small to medium-sized operations, processing 1,000 to 2,000 head per day. (Progressive Farmer photo by Victoria G. Myers)

  • Culling decisions affect more than income, they play a key role in forage conservation and overall herd quality. (Progressive Farmer photo by Zak O'Brien)

    Strong Cull Market

    This year the cull market is holding up unusually well, giving producers in drought areas an opportunity to save forages and bump up returns.

  • Profiting from future market prices for cattle is an operation-by-operation decision this year, directly tied to cost and ability to carry them through the winter without losing body condition. (PF photo by Victoria G. Myers)

    Retained Ownership

    Two questions top of mind right now. Sell or hold cull cows? Sell or retain ownership on calves? The best answer in both cases is tied to one thing -- feed resources and costs.

  • By the time a heifer is 13 to 15 months of age she should be at 65% of her mature weight. (PF photo by Becky Mills)

    Heifer Development

    Body condition and weight on replacement heifers plays a key role in their long-term reproductive success.

  • Tunis ewes have high twinning rates, and the breed is known for its feed efficiency.(PF photo by Victoria G. Myers)

    Something New

    Young livestock producers looking for a start, shifted from a cattle operation to the Tunis sheep business—a move that has created unexpected opportunity.

  • Hay isn't likely to get any cheaper, so plan now for the most efficient way to feed. (PF photo by Becky Mills)

    Get Hay Smart

    A combination of supplements, production-based feeding and accurate herd weights can all help save money when it comes time to feed hay this year.

  • If a mandate is adopted forcing packers to buy a percentage of feeders on the cash market, who will pay added costs associated with the move? (PF photo by Jim Patrico)

    Losing $35 A Head

    Agricultural economist Stephen Koontz says his work has been used to bolster a plan for mandating cash markets, but they've got it all wrong.

  • Blockchain technology is a viable option today that could solve the price discovery problem without a mandate.(Getty photo)

    Another Choice

    Veteran Texas cattleman Bill O'Brien says blockchain is a public ledger of all transactions in a market, and adds it can be done in a confidential manner.