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 Returns in 2020 Oct 12, 2020

🕔Oct 12, 2020
This year has exhibited wide swings in commodity prices, drastically changing net return prospects.  Earlier papers examined net return prospects in early January (farmdoc daily January 10, 2020) and early […]

Livestock: Impact of COVID-19 on Cattle Finishing Net Returns May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
COVID-19 has resulted in a dramatic decline in fed cattle prices putting a damper on net return prospects for 2020.  In a farmdoc article published in early January, we were expecting net […]

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 […]

Illinois Beef Producers: Cost and Returns, 2014-2015 Dec 16, 2016

🕔Dec 16, 2016
Total economic costs in 2015 for Illinois beef feeding enterprises exceeded total returns by $45.29 per 100 pounds of beef produced on farms enrolled in Illinois Farm Business Farm Management. […]

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