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 […]

Soybeans: Biodiesel Pours Savings into Feed Supply

🕔May 20, 2015Livestock 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, 2015Biodiesel 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, 2015Pork 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, 2014Livestock- 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 […]

Keith Good: Cattle, Hog Futures Surging; Heavy Rains to Hit California

🕔Feb 28, 2014Agricultural Economy Kelsey Gee reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Tight supplies of U.S. livestock sent cattle futures to a record high Thursday, while hog futures surged to […]

Pork Industry Starts Modest Expansion

🕔Jan 6, 2014Much cheaper feed has led the pork industry to begin an expansion that is expected to continue throughout this year. The current expansion means that pork supplies will begin to […]

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