Livestock: Impact of Higher Corn Prices on Cattle Finishing Net Returns May 24, 2021

🕔May 24, 2021
Corn price futures for the July 2021 contract (December 2021 contract) increased from $4.68 per bushel ($4.31 per bushel) in early January to $6.93 ($5.83) for the week ending May […]

Livestock: Cattle Finishing Net Returns Prospects for 2021 Jan 11, 2021

🕔Jan 11, 2021
COVID-19 and fluctuating fed cattle and feed prices resulted in another challenging year for cattle finishers.  An earlier article examined net returns for the first nine months of 2020.  This article […]

Livestock: Cattle Finishing Net Return Prospects for 2020 Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Fed cattle prices have increased dramatically in the last several weeks.  In September, fed cattle prices for steers in Kansas averaged $101.23 per cwt.  At the end of 2019, fed […]

Livestock: How Have Recent Corn, Fed Cattle Prices Affected Cattle Finishing Net Returns? Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
Variability in corn and fed cattle prices has certainly been the norm in the last few months.  Corn futures prices for the nearby contract were approximately $3.70 in mid-May, $4.35 […]

Livestock: Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns Mar 8, 2019

🕔Mar 8, 2019
A recent farmdoc daily article examined the prospects for cattle finishing net returns in 2019.  This article elaborates on the factors impacting feeding cost of gain and cattle finishing net returns.  After […]

Livestock: When Will Cattle Finishing Be Profitable Again? May 9, 2016

🕔May 9, 2016
Monthly fed cattle net returns have been negative since December 2014. A few months ago, it appeared that we would climb above breakeven this spring. However, that was before the […]

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