Swine Costs: Trends in Feed, Impact of Corn and Soybean Meal Prices Feb 6, 2017

🕔Feb 6, 2017
Hurt (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, 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. […]

Wheat Used as Feed to Increase in 2016-17 Aug 5, 2016

🕔Aug 5, 2016
Introduction 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, 2016

🕔Jul 25, 2016
The 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, 2016

🕔May 19, 2016
The 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, 2015

🕔Sep 1, 2015
Listen 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 […]

Soybeans: Biodiesel Pours Savings into Feed Supply May 20, 2015

🕔May 20, 2015
Livestock and poultry farms benefit from increased biodiesel demand. That’s because the more biodiesel that gets used, the more savings animal ag farmers experience on their soybean meal costs. Because […]

Looking at Biodiesel Through a Chicken House Window Feb 24, 2015

🕔Feb 24, 2015
Biodiesel production provides an often overlooked benefit to poultry and livestock farmers – savings on soybean meal to feed their animals. Animal producers look for the best feeds at the […]

Livestock: More Pork is On the Way Jan 5, 2015

🕔Jan 5, 2015
Pork producers are gearing up to provide their customers with what they want and that is “More Pork” and “More Bacon.” The nation’s hog producers have expanded the breeding herd […]

Keith Good: Fed Cattle Prices Headed for Another Record — Economist Oct 16, 2014

🕔Oct 16, 2014
Livestock- Crops An update yesterday from Missouri Extension indicated that, “University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ron Plain told the Oct. 14 MU Agricultural Market Outlook conference that fed cattle prices will set […]

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