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 […]

Wheat: U.S. Prices Competitive with Corn for Domestic Feed Use Jul 12, 2019

🕔Jul 12, 2019
According to USDA’s June WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) report, U.S. feed wheat consumption will increase 64% in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 to 3.81 million metric tons (MMT), compared […]

Texas Livestock: Lower Feed Bills by Stockpiling, Planting Small Grains May 30, 2019

🕔May 30, 2019
Stockpiling forages and feeding small grains crops year-round can help cattle producers offset the higher costs of hay. That is the message from Dr. Larry Redmon, Extension program leader and […]

Cargill Feed Recall in 9 States Due to High Aflatoxin Levels May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. The affected products, which were manufactured and […]

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 […]

Corn Market: Closeup View of the Crop’s Diversified Customer Base – DTN Jan 17, 2019

🕔Jan 17, 2019
The corn market had been moseying in an upward direction through fall and winter, and then, upon approaching the higher end of its long-term sideways range, it started moseying back […]

Nebraska: Can Damaged or Discolored Soybeans Be Used as Cattle Feed? Oct 29, 2018

🕔Oct 29, 2018
The wet conditions that delayed harvest have resulted in some loads of soybeans being rejected or sold at a large discount. Rejected beans can be used as a feed for […]

DDG Weekly: California Demand High; China Tariff Concerns – DTN Apr 10, 2018

🕔Apr 10, 2018
The average distillers dried grains (DDG) spot price from the 39 locations where DTN collected bids was $162 for the week ended April 5, up $3 versus a week ago. […]

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