There seems little doubt that recent volatility and uncertainty caused some to delay marketing decisions. It seems the recent market crash has pushed commercial producers to think about risk management.
Cull cows, if they’re given much thought at all, are often only an afterthought. But cull cows and bulls can represent as much as 20% of an operation’s gross income in a year, making them an important of a ranch’s profit picture....More
An extra day in February this year contributed to higher year to year feedlot placements. Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University also points out placements last year were 5% less than the 5-year average....More