Chris Prevatt, Livestock and Forage Extension Economist, University of Florida
Recent Stories by Chris Prevatt, Livestock and Forage Extension Economist, University of Florida
The feeder calves with the greatest value are almost always the heavier calves, but producers must calculate if it is profitable for them to own the cattle longer, and provide the resources to add the additional weight.
Excessive hurricane rainfall in some areas, to moderate drought conditions along the Gulf Coast this fall impacted hay production and quality in the Southeast in 2017.
The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $7.66/cwt. during November.
Cattle futures contracts are on the decline and so is the expected revenue for cattle feeders this summer.