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Category: Cattle Projections

August 2022 Cattle Feeding Projections

August 4, 2022

August 2022 Cattle Feeding Projections Cattle projections continue to be impacted by many things. While feed prices have started to look a little more favorable with lowered cost of gains, purchase cost of feeders has hit a new level of high. The amount of cull cows slaughtered, drought and cost of production have pushed our […]

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June 2022 Cattle Projections

June 21, 2022

June 2022 Cattle Projections It seems that the beef industry has many hurdles to overcome and that race may not be a sprint but rather a long distance run. Many things come together when looking at the cattle projections for June. Market turmoil becomes an everyday discussion as we continue to try to source lower […]

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May 2022 Cattle Projections

May 20, 2022

May 2022 Cattle Projections Feedlot projections continue to be tight pending your feed inventory and month of finish. Increasing fuel and cost of operations has led to an increase in yardage; you will see that pack facilities run with these projections are now done with a $.042/hd/d value. Grass, corn and silages all remain in […]

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April 2022 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 26, 2022

April 2022 Cattle Projections April feedlot projections continue to show more black than red throughout the columns. Even with a continual increase in cost of gains (COG) the live board supports the most current asking prices as long as efficiencies are maximized. Seeing dry matter ration costs in the upper $200’s and lower $300’s has […]

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March 2022 Cattle Feeding Projections

March 22, 2022

March 2022 Cattle Feeding Projections There isn’t a doubt that we all are riding the fundamentals of the cattle market and trying to outsmart the processors who continue to control cattle movement and thus drive price week to week. Chain space continues to hinder supply, a much needed commodity if we expect beef to start […]

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February 2022 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 23, 2022

February 2022 Cattle Projections February cattle projections once again look promising even with a continued increase in cost of gain felt by all cattle feeders. Looking at next February and April 2023 live cattle futures, one can see why the price of cattle continues to rise to place current feeders. Many items can impact the […]

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December 2021 Cattle Projections

December 30, 2021

December 2021 Cattle Projections December is coming to an end quickly and the start of a new year has many feedlot operators looking for some opportunities in the feed pen despite continued increases in corn prices. This months projections reflect cattle purchases and sales as more of the holiday feeder sales wrap up. Seasonal feeders […]

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November 2021 Cattle Projections

November 15, 2021

November 2021 Cattle Projections November beef projections look good when paired with higher live cattle prices when considered from the month prior. The trick will be to maintain an even, if not positive, basis when selling fats based on packer demand and shackle space. This past week has shown there is still packer demand over […]

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October 2021 Cattle Projections

October 4, 2021

October 2021 Cattle Projections October is the time of year that most of us look forward to as a lot of winter and spring prep work come to fruition. Crops are being harvested, and we have a decent outlook on what we will be facing for the upcoming cattle feeding season. We are weaning or […]

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September 2021 Cattle Projections

September 9, 2021

September 2021 Cattle Projections Cattle numbers for the month of September are a little up and down due to some up and down calf prices as well as a little softening of the live cattle board. Grain prices have also hit some softening but not all are following this trend. Distillers continues to be a […]

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August 2021 Cattle Projections

August 4, 2021

August 2021 Cattle Projections Cautiously optimistic are the words that describe the current market trends as we see most columns in the black this month. True cost of gains have started to drop along with the corn price as harvest approaches, but in many areas the drought still calls the shots as producers wait to […]

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June 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

June 22, 2021

June 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections June feedlot projections look a lot healthier than last months due to some drops in corn price on the board as investors wait to see how the weather market will play out. Lowered cost of gains and some strength to the live cattle futures shows black ink in quite a […]

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