Category: Cattle Projections

November 2019 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections

November 21, 2019

November 2019 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections Its nice to look at cattle projections and see most values in the black. After the wet spring, harsh winter and now a wet fall with all the swings in the cattle market, its nice to be able to look at positive numbers during a time frame when many ranchers […]

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July 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

July 16, 2019

There are some positive notes to this month’s cattle feeding projections finding certain classes of cattle back in the black. One thing to definitely highlight is that the low efficiency groups sort themselves to the bottom justifying the cause for better management and quality feedstuffs to ensure a positive return on investment. Feeder calf prices […]

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June 2019 Cattle Projections

June 18, 2019

2019 June Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections show a mixed bag when it comes to profits and COG (cost of gain). Still taking into consideration the pressure that the delayed harvest has on getting crops, i.e. feedstuffs, into the ground puts a lot of pressure on the cattle market when many feedlots are already short of feedstuffs […]

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May 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

May 23, 2019

May beef cattle projections confirm the tough economy cattle producers are facing when trying to work through Mother Nature and current markets. There is more red showing up once again, with smaller profit margins on certain types of cattle. This makes managing your risk that much more important. From the last few turns of closeouts, […]

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April 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 15, 2019

April 2019 Form-A-Feed cattle projections show some pretty steady numbers compared to last month, it seems most cattle types increased in price according to what the CME live cattle board did as well and thus showing a positive net return. A few items to note: Distillers have seemed to rectify themselves amongst talk of a […]

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March 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

March 16, 2019

March 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections Looking at the March 2019 Cattle Feeding projections – for the first time in a long time all figures are listed in black; a welcomed sight. Focusing on a live cattle market that seems to be positive regardless of a Holstein or a colored calf on feed, in addition to […]

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February 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 14, 2019

February 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections February cattle projections are a bit of a surprise as a lot of the cattle are in the black this month. A strong live cattle board certainly has played into this even though as I write this, the board closed down for the day. It has been helpful that the […]

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January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

January 18, 2019

January 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections Welcome to the New Year! January has been a little bit confusing from a cattle feeding standpoint thus far. Mother Nature continues to throw her punches and keeps us all on our toes. Bedding and barns have sure become a hot commodity. The Live Cattle Futures have many of us […]

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December 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections

December 24, 2018

December 2018 Cattle Feeding Projections The month of December is proving to be an up and down ride for many cattle feeding operations.  Looking to the challenges we have faced this month include a very tight supply of distillers grains resulting in many high priced loads of distillers being delivered to the feedlot.  The ethanol […]

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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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