The United States Department of Agriculture's World Supply and Demand Estimates were released‚ÄØon Friday morning (August 12, 2016) and provided a bit of a surprise to many analysts on the crop side of things.
As drought conditions continue to expand across South Dakota, a number of producers will be considering harvesting failed grain crops as forage as a way to salvage some value from those fields. Besides considering crop
It took a $5 rally in fed cattle prices, but feedyard margins topped $50 per head last week, the Sterling Profit Tracker reveals. Profits were limited by a $33 per head increase in the cost of feeder cattle factored aga
A cloud of misinformation continues to fog public perceptions toward the role of livestock in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but Frank Mitloehner, a University of California- Davis professor and air-quality specialist,
The monthly Cattle on Feed Report was released last Friday, June 24th, by the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS). Numbers came in very similar to the a
The 5-Area Accumulated Average Cattle Price saw a drop from $120.82 on June 21 to $116.64 on June 28.
The panel of cattle industry experts who make up our Monday Market Sentiment predicted $124.68 per hundredweight. Thi
Cattle placed in U.S. feedlots for fattening surged by 10 percent in May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday in data that suggested beef supplies will be ample and prices potentially lower in the third qu
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on June 1, 2016. The inventory was 2 percent above June 1, 2015.
The consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan at the end of May was 94.7, substantially higher than the April level of 89. Since January 2007 there have been only four other months with higher levels tha
Feeding cost of gain is expected to drop for the remainder of 2016. Small net returns could be on the horizon for cattle finishers. Where are feeder cattle prices headed? Does it pay to retain ownership?
Will prices continue to decline, or will they trade steady or find support between May and October? That is a tough question at this point, but it is hard to imagine further significant declines at this time.