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Category: Cattle Projections

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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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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