Livestock: Impact of Higher Corn Prices On Feeding Cost of Gain and Net Returns for Cattle Finishing May 5, 2022

    🕔May 5, 2022
    Corn price futures for the July 2022 contract (December 2022 contract) increased from $6.00 per bushel ($5.55 per bushel) in early January to $7.75 ($7.30) in mid-April.  Moreover, using the iFarm […]

    Livestock: Expect Even Higher Hay Prices This Spring – DTN Jan 14, 2020

    🕔Jan 14, 2020
    Forage producers have faced many weather challenges in recent years, from too much or too little rain, to extreme cold last winter that caused significant alfalfa winterkill. These problems have […]

    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 […]

    Livestock Market: Weather Clouds Pork Outlook Jul 10, 2017

    🕔Jul 10, 2017
    Pork producers are watching the weather forecast almost as intently as crop producers. Higher feed prices driven by weather forecasts are now a new threat to their returns. Current feed […]

    Cattle Trends: Protein Supplies on Increase, Demand is Strong – DTN Feb 6, 2017

    🕔Feb 6, 2017
    There were no big surprises in this year’s annual CattleFax report and projection for the 2017 cattle market. The market discussion is always a major draw at the annual meeting […]

    Livestock: Fed Cattle to Corn Price Ratio Keeps Dropping Oct 14, 2016

    🕔Oct 14, 2016
    Both fed cattle and corn prices have dropped significantly during the last year. Specifically, since September 2015 fed cattle prices in Kansas have declined approximately 23 percent (from $137.35 to […]

    Hog Profits – Battle Between Higher Hog Prices and Higher Feed Prices Jun 6, 2016

    🕔Jun 6, 2016
    Listen to MP3 podcast Here we go again! Higher feed prices are once again the main story reducing prospects for profitability in pork production. In the first quarter of 2016, […]

    Pork Industry – Time for a Little Profit for 2016 Feb 29, 2016

    🕔Feb 29, 2016
    Listen to MP3 podcast The outlook for the pork industry has turned somewhat more optimistic in recent weeks. The sources of that optimism include a $2 to $4 increase in […]

    Poultry Industry Outstrips Demand, Feeling Pinch – Rabobank Dec 3, 2015

    🕔Dec 3, 2015
    The global poultry industry is producing itself out of a profit. Excessive supply expansion has outstripped continued strong fundamentals in recent months. Those fundamentals include robust demand, ongoing low feed […]

    South Dakota: Establishing Corn Silage Value Sep 2, 2015

    🕔Sep 2, 2015
    Corn silage represents the base of many beef and dairy diets in the Midwest for a number of very good reasons. Properly harvested corn silage is an excellent forage resource […]


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