Category: Cattle Projections

Cattle Feeding Projections – February 2018

February 18, 2018

Cattle Feeding Projections – February 2018 The January 1 USDA Cattle Report delivered the expected news of a larger cattle herd over the year prior, though numbers were at the lower end of pre-report estimates. A few highlights: All cattle and calves +0.7% year over year. Beef cows and heifers calved +1.6% year over year […]

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Cattle Feeding Projections – January 2018

January 22, 2018

Cattle Feeding Projections – January 2018 Estimated cattle on feed numbers for January were up 1.2 million head over a year ago. While there are increases in all weight brackets, the largest increase is in lightweight feeder calves. A mild November and first half of December allowed for rapid growth and pushed carcass weights over […]

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Cattle Feeding Projections – December 2017

December 12, 2017

Cattle Feeding Projections – December 2017 Strong feeder cattle demand and increased placements (+9% YTD) have continued to support higher cash feeder calf prices (+21.6% year over year). The feeder vs. fed price spread has climbed steadily throughout 2017 until its peak in October. It has tempered over the past 4-6 weeks, but remains near […]

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Cattle Feeding Projections – November 2017

November 16, 2017

Cattle Feeding Projections – November 2017 Feedlot placements continued their torrid pace as September numbers were up 13% over the same month a year prior. With feeder calf prices holding relatively steady while yearlings have jumped substantially (+$10-15/cwt), the calf-yearling spread has narrowed significantly. This indicates moving calves to wheat pasture rather than directly to […]

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October 2017 Cattle Feeding Projections

October 23, 2017

October 2017 Cattle Feeding Projections U.S. beef production continued its accelerated pace and is expected to be up 4.2% by year’s end over 2016. This trend is anticipated to continue through 2019 with projected increases of 3-5% and 1-4% for 2018 and 2019, respectively. Fed cattle slaughter for the week ending October 7 was up […]

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September 2017 Cattle Projections

September 28, 2017

Form-A-Feed provides monthly cattle feeding projections for various weights and types of cattle.  These projections provide a good estimate of the current cattle feeding climate.  Contact a Form-A-Feed representative for projections specifically tailored to your operation. September 2017 FAF Projections With the first half of 2017 behind us, it’s time for a review of the […]

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