By : Elliott Dennis, Assistant Professor & Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Much of this past crop year has focused on the larger than normal uncertainty of supply in the grain markets due to delayed planting, slow crop progress, and prevent planting acres. As the supply of corn decreases…Read More
MARKET UPDATE By Paul Dykstra From a seller’s perspective, the fed-cattle trade continues to improve, with last week’s numbers making it the third straight week of higher prices since September 9th. Feeders gained a tighter grip on the trade with each passing day last week. Earlier sales in Kansas/Texas were made at $106/cwt. before giving…Read More
By : Erin Laborie, Nebraska Extension Educator Feeding corn silage gives cattle feeders the opportunity to capitalize on maximum quality and tonnage of the whole corn plant, while stockpiling large quantities of feed. Photo credit Troy Walz. Corn silage can be an economical feedstuff in finishing diets, especially when corn prices are high. Feeding…Read More
By: Josh Maples, Assistant Professor & Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University A relationship sometimes overlooked but important to the flow of cattle is the difference between the cash and futures price or the basis. For example, at the end of last week, the 5-area weekly weighted average cash price for all…Read More
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