Livestock: Cattle Herd Still Shrinking – Higher Prices to Follow Feb 10, 2022

🕔Feb 10, 2022
The USDA’s January 1 cattle inventory report places the total number of cattle and calves at 91.9 million head, down 2% from a year ago, confirming that the industry is […]

Livestock: CattleFax Sees Cow-Calf Producers’ Piece of the Pie Getting Bigger – DTN Feb 4, 2022

🕔Feb 4, 2022
The cattle market is “busting out” and there are good years ahead. Even better, cow-calf producers can expect more of the growing profits to stay on the farm as leverage […]

Livestock: Cattle, Packers, and Mandated Cash Trade – DTN Jan 11, 2022

🕔Jan 11, 2022
With farmers and ranchers who are members of the American Farm Bureau Federation expected to hand down policy this week on cattle marketing legislation, speakers at the annual meeting have […]

Livestock: Cash Cattle Prices Undercut by 2 Main Problems – DTN Apr 29, 2021

🕔Apr 29, 2021
Since the beginning of the new year, inflation has been something that we’ve all become more distinctly aware of, whether we’ve seen the spike in fuel prices, groceries or through […]

Livestock Markets: Few Surprises in USDA Cattle Reports Jul 27, 2020

🕔Jul 27, 2020
The U.S. cattle herd is known to cycle through periods of expansion and contraction roughly every 10 years or so. High feed prices from 2007 through 2013 contributed to one […]

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 […]

Midwest: Crop, Livestock Price Prospects for 2020 Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
This is a presentation summary from the 2019 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 16-20, 2019. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

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: Net Return Prospects for Cattle Finishing in 2019 Feb 7, 2019

🕔Feb 7, 2019
After averaging $111 per head in 2017, net returns averaged a loss of $45 per head in 2018.  The largest losses occurred in June and July, with losses of $126 […]

Soy, Corn, Cattle Prices: Hindsight and the Possibilities of Bullish Outcomes – DTN Jan 21, 2019

🕔Jan 21, 2019
Two weeks ago, this column talked about the history of corn prices and showed how low corn prices at the start of the year tend to have bullish outcomes and […]

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