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Category: Cattle Projections

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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May 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

May 17, 2021

May 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections May projections are a mix of red and black as cost of gains (COG) continue to creep upwards. There are some fundamental buys with what the futures currently look like. Hope for some relief in the commodity ring continue to keep some feed yards speculating on lower costs of gains […]

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April 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 28, 2021

April 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Corn is the topic of every conversation. With the set up of southern dry climates, Brazilian corn struggling and cooler weather in the north with drier conditions, corn is the major player in cost of gain. Soaring past $6.00/bu, both the northern and southern region of cattle feeding are seeing […]

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March 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

March 18, 2021

March 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections March feedlot projections show mostly positive gains with the support of the live cattle board. Feed prices seem to be stabilized but that seems like a tarnished way to express that high priced feedstuffs haven’t moved much. Volatility in all commodity markets continue, from high usage ingredients down to trace […]

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February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 19, 2021

February 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Hang on as this month’s cattle projections show as much black as they do red. A welcoming sight with all the variability our industry has been facing.  Usually we only have to worry about one nutrient causing the headache for increasing our cost of gains (COG), this month however we are […]

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January 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections

January 18, 2021

January 2021 Cattle Feeding Projections Projections for this month certainly show some high cost of gains (COG). Cattle numbers show some profits still realized depending on both marketing month and cattle performance. We couldn’t get through this month’s projections without talking about the corn price. Looking through average corn cash price bids through fall with […]

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December Cattle Feeding Projections

December 16, 2020

December 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections December Form-A-Feed projections provide a little bit of positive insight to the front end volatile month. Live cattle contracts are gaining some positive momentum and may continue through the end of the week with the Christmas season coming up fast. It’s nice to see more black than red on the […]

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