Livestock: Swine Feed Cost Projections for 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2018Corn and soybean prices have weakened considerably since late May.  Using USDA-NASS corn and soybean prices for Indiana, corn prices declined from $3.92 to $3.54 per bushel from May to […]

Mississippi Poultry: Low Production Prices, Healthy Demand

🕔Apr 13, 2018With low feed prices and healthy demand for broilers and eggs, the Mississippi poultry industry is poised for another productive year. “Prices for feed grains have remained in line throughout […]

Livestock: Prospects for Swine Finishing Costs in 2018

🕔Mar 12, 2018Hurt notes that a new threat to profit margins for swine producers is being driven by dry weather in Argentina pushing up feed costs, particularly those for soybean meal. Soybean meal […]

Farm Credit Report – Farm Income Expected to Decline; Net Cash Rise

🕔Apr 13, 2017Net farm income projected by USDA, including non-cash items such as the value of inventory adjustment and depreciation, is expected to decline 9% in 2017 while net cash income is expected to rise by 2%, […]

Swine Costs: Trends in Feed, Impact of Corn and Soybean Meal Prices

🕔Feb 6, 2017Hurt (farmdoc daily, January 3, 2017) notes the challenges facing the swine industry over the next several months. Though certainly not a panacea, feed costs are expected to be relatively […]

Illinois Beef Producers: Cost and Returns, 2014-2015

🕔Dec 16, 2016Total 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. […]

Wheat Used as Feed to Increase in 2016-17

🕔Aug 5, 2016Introduction Due to the low price of wheat and heavy late season rains in several world production areas, notably France and other parts of Europe; the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Livestock: Impact of Corn, Soy Meal Prices on Swine Finishing Feed Cost

🕔Jul 25, 2016The recent volatility in the corn and soybean markets has increased the uncertainty related to expected swine finishing feed cost. Since planting there have been wide swings in corn and […]

Livestock: What Lies Ahead for Swine Feed Costs?

🕔May 19, 2016The recent volatility in the corn and soybean markets increases the uncertainty related to swine feed costs and margins. This article documents the impact of corn and soybean meal prices […]

Livestock: Lower Pork Costs Also Driven by Lower Soy-Meal Costs

🕔Sep 1, 2015Listen to MP3 podcast Soybean meal is an important but an “economically” secondary feed ingredient in hog diets compared to corn. My estimates suggest that soybean meal costs have been […]

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