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 Market: Feeder Backlog Will Have Major Ramifications – DTN Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
There’s been a lot of talk in the last couple months about the backlog of cattle, the increase in carcass weights and the surplus of supply that the industry is […]

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: Cattle Feeders Place More Heifers on Feed Oct 28, 2019

🕔Oct 28, 2019
USDA’s October Cattle on Feed report, released on Friday, October 25th, indicated that the nation’s on feed inventory of 11.3 million head was about 1% smaller than a year ago, but still […]

Livestock: How Have Recent Corn, Fed Cattle Prices Affected Cattle Finishing Net Returns? Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
Variability in corn and fed cattle prices has certainly been the norm in the last few months.  Corn futures prices for the nearby contract were approximately $3.70 in mid-May, $4.35 […]

California Livestock: Imperial Valley Feeders Try to Rebound – DTN Jan 16, 2015

🕔Jan 16, 2015
Cattle feeders in California’s Imperial Valley had a good thing going for a while. They fed cheap Holstein steers that feeders elsewhere viewed as lesser animals. They had a corner […]

Livestock: Riding the Feeder Cattle Roller Coaster Jan 9, 2015

🕔Jan 9, 2015
Futures prices were limit-down for 5 days in a row in mid-December 2014, the most limit-move days in a livestock contract since the BSE (mad cow) selloff in December 2003. […]

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