As both corn and feeder cattle are the two major inputs to the production of fed cattle, there has always been an inverse relationship to the price of these two commodities. Generally, as the price of corn has increase
The rollback in price between stocker purchase price and feeder sales price, along with overall price level, is the principal determinant of the gross margin, i.e. value of gain, for stocker production.
With cattle and corn prices trading at new, higher levels, the combination has dramatically changed the steer-corn ratio, and that barometer may suggest some rocky times ahead for cattle feeders. Traditionally, feeders
Today's tough economic environment for cattle producers makes each
decision critically important, and increased knowledge of the link
between pricing and genetic, management, and marketing decisions can
increase an oper
Current finished cattle prices are neither favoring the direction of packers or feedlots which means both parties can be content or they are both dissatisfied because they want a larger share of the margin.