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Category: Cattle Projections

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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December 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections

December 18, 2019

December 2019 Cattle Feeding Projections December Form-A-Feed feedlot projections continue to show perhaps some early Christmas gifts as once again the numbers look a little uplifting. All except yearling steers show margins in the black with some hefty margins being realized in the Holstein market based on a reduction in the basis contract and a […]

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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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