Livestock: Cattle on Feed Inventories Nearly 5% Above Last Year Aug 27, 2018

🕔Aug 27, 2018
USDA released its August Cattle on Feed report last Friday, providing an update with respect to the current on feed inventory along with estimated placements on feed during July, which will influence […]

Livestock: Cattle Finishing – Net Return Prospects Aug 6, 2018

🕔Aug 6, 2018
After large losses in 2015 and 2016, cattle finishing net returns averaged approximately $110 per head in 2017.  Net returns were much tighter in the first half of 2018.  Current […]

Livestock: Cattle Inventory Increases; Tariffs Hang Over Markets Jul 23, 2018

🕔Jul 23, 2018
USDA released a flurry of reports last week, including the mid-year Cattle inventory, the July Cattle on Feed and the July Livestock Slaughter reports. The Cattle inventory report provides the first estimate of the nation’s 2018 calf crop […]

Livestock: Increasing Meat Production Likely to Push Cattle Prices Lower Apr 30, 2018

🕔Apr 30, 2018
Meat production in the U.S. during the January-March quarter was up over 2% compared to a year earlier. The increase in meat production took place virtually across the board as […]

Livestock Market: Tariff Talkers Lined Up, No ‘Street Fight’ Yet – DTN Apr 10, 2018

🕔Apr 10, 2018
Long before there was George Lucas, J.K. Rowling or Michael Crichton, there was Jules Verne. He was one of my favorite boyhood storytellers and considered by many to be the […]

Livestock: Cattle Inventory Growth Slowing, Beef Production Still Increasing Feb 5, 2018

🕔Feb 5, 2018
USDA released its annual Cattle inventory report last week and the report confirmed that, although the U.S. cattle herd was still growing during 2017, the rate of growth slowed sharply compared to […]

Livestock Markets: Cattle Feeding Returns Improving Nov 6, 2017

🕔Nov 6, 2017
Cattle feeding profitability has been on a roller coaster ride the last couple of years. Estimated cattle feeding returns calculated each month by Iowa State Extension provide insight into the […]

Livestock Prices: Knowing When to Hold, Fold or Run – DTN Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
In the words of the renowned ag economist Kenny Rogers, cattle marketers need to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, know […]

Livestock Market: Cattle on Feed Inventory Remains Above a Year Ago Aug 28, 2017

🕔Aug 28, 2017
USDA released its August Cattle on Feed report on Friday along with the monthly Livestock Slaughter report. The two reports provide some updated information to use in projecting future cattle and beef supplies. The Cattle […]

Livestock: Increase in U.S. Calf Crop Points Towards Larger Beef Supplies Jul 24, 2017

🕔Jul 24, 2017
USDA provided several key updates last week when it released the July Cattle inventory report along with its monthly Cattle on Feed report. The mid-year cattle inventory report provided the […]

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