Menu

Drovers Cattle Network Cattle Network

Click here for navigation menu

Search form

Markets

Markets

Gradual efficiency changes and unexpected costs

Expansion is a multi-faceted question for beef producers that are in the position to do so. Expectations about future returns relative to the cost of purchasing or retaining a replacement cow or heifer are often the first question to be addressed. Included in that decision are expectations about pasture availability in the future as some areas continue to recover from drought.

Markets

Kansas cattle on feed up 1 percent

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.11 million cattle on feed on April 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.This inventory was up 1 percent from last year.

Markets

Soy complex turned lower Friday

US dollar strength once again weighed on the commodity sector Friday. A relatively high reading for Core-CPI on a Friday morning report sent the U.S. dollar higher, which in turn undercut the commodity markets. Actually, it wasn’t terribly surprising to see the corn setback, since the market had risen rather significantly lately despite generally bearish fundamentals, especially with the long weekend looming. July corn futures sank 5.0 cents to $3.60/bushel at Friday’s close, while December dipped 4.5 to $3.7775.

Markets

United States cattle on feed up 1 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on May 1, 2015. The inventory was 1 percent above May 1, 2014.

Welcome

to our redesigned homepage!

Scroll Down for more stories

Feedback Form
Feedback Form