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: Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2020 Feb 10, 2020

🕔Feb 10, 2020
Principal crops planted in the United States declined from 319.3 million acres in 2018 to 302.6 million acres in 2019, a decline of 16.7 million acres.  Assuming that we return […]

Livestock: How Will Corn Prices Affect Swine Finishing Feed Costs? Jul 15, 2019

🕔Jul 15, 2019
Corn price futures for the December 2019 contract increased from $3.79 per bushel for the week ending May 10 to $4.55 for the week ending June 28.  Even though corn […]

Livestock: Corn Prices Higher – What About Feed Cost? Jul 8, 2019

🕔Jul 8, 2019
As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Livestock: Will Pork Producers Have a Profitable Year? Jul 8, 2019

🕔Jul 8, 2019
The pork outlook started this year on a downbeat, then in March and April markets recognized that African swine fever in China could cause global pork shortages and lean futures […]

Livestock: Prospects for Swine Feed Costs in 2019 Apr 11, 2019

🕔Apr 11, 2019
The USDA-NASS Prospective Plantings report indicated that corn planted for all purposes was estimated at 92.8 million acres, up 4 percent from last year.  Soybean planted acres were estimated at […]

Livestock: Swine Feed Cost Projections for 2019 Oct 8, 2018

🕔Oct 8, 2018
Corn 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, 2018

🕔Apr 13, 2018
With 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, 2018

🕔Mar 12, 2018
Hurt 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, 2017

🕔Apr 13, 2017
Net 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%, […]

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