Feedlot Focus

Riding the big wave

By: Terri Queck Matzie Beef producers are locked in a cycle of inflation, according to economic experts in the industry. Fat cattle prices are at an all time high, but so are input costs, and neither is likely to let up any time soon. At the root of the problem is low supply in a…

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Feeding cattle with high grain prices

By: James I. Sprague, PH. D. Grain farmers and farm machinery manufacturers are benefiting from the ethanol fuel policy and world demand for corn and other grains. High grain prices have caused a bullish agriculture sector, including the price of farm land and stimulated farm machinery manufacturing. But on the other hand, livestock producers who…

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Where’s this thing headed?

By: Luke Schwieterman Grains are approaching highs not seen since 2008. Cattle and feeder cattle are trading at near all time highs. Also, gold, silver, cotton, and on and on. I think it is time to consider the idea of commodity inflation staying with us for sometime to come. In particular ag commodities. Several years…

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