Category: Cattle Projections

November 2018 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections

November 19, 2018

November Cattle Feeding Projections Another month of cattle feeding and crazy weather! November projections still seemingly pointed up and down depending on how well managed one can maintain their cattle and facilities and manage their risk. Some items to note for November: Cattle continue to trickle in amongst farmers trying to get the remaining crop […]

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October 2018 Form-A-Feed Cattle Feeding Projections

October 22, 2018

Oct. 2018 Cattle Projections   Oct. 2018 Profit Projection News:   Native Cattle: Estimated cattle on feed reports continue to climb month over month with this past month being no different. The cattle on feed live cattle marketing report that came up this past Friday was once again up 5% over the past year totaling […]

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September 2018 FAF Cattle Feeding Projections

September 11, 2018

September 2018 FAF Cattle Feeding Projections Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +2.7%, 22.331 million head Cow slaughter +7.0%, 9.769 million head Carcass weight +0.3%, 812 pounds Beef production +3.0%, 18.125 billion pounds Changes month over month on our feeding projections: Mostly stronger feeder […]

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August 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

August 9, 2018

August 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +2.9%, 19.184 million head Cow slaughter +6.8%, 9.174 million head Carcass weight +0.4%, 810 pounds Beef production +3.3%, 15.545 billion pounds   Changes month over month on our feeding projections: Softer feeder cattle […]

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July 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

July 17, 2018

July 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +3.0%, 17.278 million head Cow slaughter +6.8%, 8.836 million head Carcass weight +0.4%, 810 pounds Beef production +3.5%, 13.999 billion pounds   Changes month over month on our feeding projections: Stronger feeder cattle […]

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June 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

June 12, 2018

June 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +3.1%, 14.102 million head Cow slaughter +7.8%, 2.495 million head Carcass weight +0.6%, 812 pounds Beef production +3.7%, 11.452 billion pounds   Changes month over month on our feeding projections: Firmer feeder cattle […]

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May 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

May 22, 2018

May 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +2.5%, 11.528 million head Cow slaughter +7.7%, 2.031 million head Carcass weight +0.7%, 817 pounds Beef production +3.2%, 9.417 billion pounds   A few items of note regarding changes in how our monthly […]

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April 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 15, 2018

Cattle Feeding Projections – April 2018 Year-to-date domestic production data through the end of last week as compared to 2017: Federally inspected slaughter +2.2%, 8.374 million head Cow slaughter +7.3%, 1.444 million head Carcass weight +0.6%, 823 pounds Beef production +2.9%, 6.891 billion pounds A few items of note regarding changes in how our monthly […]

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Cattle Feeding Projections – March 2018

March 16, 2018

Cattle Feeding Projections – March 2018 Large sections of the southern plains and the southwest have been experiencing dry conditions since the fourth quarter of 2017 (25% of the domestic cattle inventory is within areas experiencing drought). This has reduced the availability of wheat pasture for grazing and pushed more of the lighter feeder cattle […]

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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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