Category: Cattle Projections

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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November 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

November 17, 2020

November 2020 Cattle  Feeding Projections Cost of gains are still on the rise with current export markets and availability of ingredients. You will see your cost of corn based on corn cash bids throughout the feeding period will have increased and continue to stay high. Thus distillers are also affected in addition to pressure coming […]

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October Cattle Feeding Projections

October 26, 2020

October Cattle Feeding Projections October sure seems to be agreeable with the rollercoaster that 2020 has us on. From a nice fall to winter in the heartland, many of us are still trying to either finish up harvest or need to get bedding bales off the field yet. Looking at the weather forecast it seems […]

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September 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

September 30, 2020

September 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections September Form-A-Feed cattle projections show some positive returns amongst the upcoming fall run. As much as we have talked prior, being on top of the details and keeping cattle healthy and productive will return the biggest gains. The cattle on feed report showed large placements through August which will continue […]

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August 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

August 13, 2020

August 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections August feedlot projections look good as we move into the middle of the month. Positivity in the live cattle contracts are welcomed and help promote optimism on current cattle purchases. Bids on current colored cattle in the feedlot have been over $1.00/lb helping to bolster some spirits and once again […]

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July 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

July 28, 2020

July 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections It would be interesting to have a month where once again we could see all values in the black, unfortunately this month is not that month. With the cattle on feed report showing a surplus in cattle on hand yet, it seems it is still the packers call when it […]

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June Cattle Feeding Projections

June 21, 2020

June 2020 Form-A-Feed Cattle Projections It has certainly been an up and down month in the cattle feeding world with the continued onslaught of dealing with COVID 19. Many of us no longer want to hear that terminology with the current fed beef offerings. Rolling into the 4th of July and prime grilling season one […]

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May Cattle Feeding Projections

May 22, 2020

May 2020 Cattle Projections It’s nice to see some black ink turning into the holiday weekend. Things can rapidly change in 30 days as the procurement lines start operating again with less fear of having no place to go with fat cattle.  Some nice bids on fats continue to ramp up through the week. Colored […]

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April 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

April 24, 2020

April 2020 Cattle Projections From the Form-A-Feed Beef Team, we first and foremost want you to know that we back our cattle industry producers in every manner. The current Covid-19 pandemic has many of us facing scenarios we, nor our parents, have ever faced. In adversity, many of you have graciously teamed up to help […]

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February 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

February 17, 2020

February 2020 FAF Projections February brings the hopes of some market capitalization as the month of Valentines needs to shed some more love on the cattle markets. As of the middle of the month, a bounce back in the live cattle market isn’t enough to make Holstein cattle appreciable as competition for large runs of […]

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January 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections

January 21, 2020

January 2020 Cattle Feeding Projections It’s a new year and a new page in the cattle closeout book. We look back at 2019 with lots of lessons learned in the feedlot and a continued faith that a new year will bring trade deals to fruition and an increase in beef demand. January feedlot values look […]

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