Farm Management Tour: July 17, 2024

Learn about innovative farm management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity, ways to ensure a successful transition of farm operations to the next generation. Join us at the 91st annual Purdue Farm Management Tour and reception honoring the 2024 Indiana Master Farmers in Randolph County (Winchester), Indiana on Wednesday, July 17th.

Search our entire resource library

You're viewing a specific archive. Looking for something and want to search by keyword or just take a general look at ALL our resources? Click Search below!

cattle. beef

Cattle Finishing Net Return Prospects for 2020

At the end of 2019, fed cattle prices were $122.00. This increase in fed cattle prices had a large impact on cattle finishing profitability in the fourth quarter of 2019. Moreover, fed cattle prices are predicted to remain strong through at least the second quarter of 2020.

Read More

Ag Outlook: Looking Beyond the 2020 Crop Year

Top Farmer 2020 slidedeck presentation by Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics, Iowa State University. Examine the current outlook for corn and soybeans, but also take a longer view of what’s ahead for the U.S. ag economy and the management implications for the next several years.

Read More

Cattle Feeders Place More Heifers on Feed

USDA’s October Cattle on Feed report, released on Friday, October 25th, indicated that the nation’s on feed inventory of 11.3 million head was about 1% smaller than a year ago, but still more than 4% larger than two years ago.

Read More

Impact of Recent Changes in Corn and Fed Cattle Prices on Cattle Finishing Net Returns

This article discussed recent trends in feeding cost of gain, the feeder to fed price ratio, and cattle finishing net returns. Average cattle finishing losses in the first six months of 2019 were $52 per head.

Read More

Beef Herd Expansion Near End?

From the low point in 2014, beef cow numbers have expanded by nine percent. Total cow numbers including dairy cows are up seven percent.

Read More

Impact of Higher Corn Prices On Feeding Cost of Gain for Cattle Finishing

Corn prices have increased since mid-May and are expected to be quite volatile for the rest of the year. Each $0.10 increase in corn price results in an increase in feeding cost of gain of $0.87 per cwt.

Read More

Factors Impacting Feeding Cost of Gain and Cattle Finishing Net Returns

The factors impacting feeding cost of gain and cattle finishing net returns are discussed. After dropping below $75 per cwt in May 2018, feeding cost of gain increased to $80.31 in December.

Read More

Net Return Prospects for Cattle Finishing in 2019

Net returns averaged a loss of $45 per head in 2018. The largest losses occurred in June and July, with losses of $126 and $108, respectively. Are the prospects for 2019 more positive?

Read More

Has Cattle Herd Expansion Ground to a Halt?

The USDA’s January 1 estimates of the U.S. cattle herd report provides a wealth of information to market participants including estimates of the all cattle and calves inventory, and both the beef and dairy cow inventories.

Read More

Cattle On Feed

USDA released its August Cattle on Feed report last Friday, providing an update with respect to the current on feed inventory along with estimated placements on feed during July, which will influence fed cattle marketings later this year and in early 2019.

Read More