Based on cash sales of $108.77, cattle closeouts lost an average of $90 per head the week ending March 15.
Meaningful change isn’t accomplished overnight. More often, it happens slowly by chipping away piece by piece until something new suddenly takes shape.
We are now fully transitioning into a primary calf selling time of the year for cow-calf producers and into an active buying time for stocker producers.
The last time the Cattle on Feed report grew 9% from the previous year was in October 2006.
Retail beef prices have come up in the past month, but they are down from last year.
Feedlot marketings were up 16.6% in November, while placements rose 15%.
Use the following Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, courtesy of Ken Rulon, to plug in your costs to compare conventional tillage and no-till.
U.S. beef exports opened the new year on a positive note, but market conditions suggest that 2014 could be a challenging year, according to statistics released by the USDA and compiled by USMEF, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program.