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  • lower feed costs may spur expansion
    Jan 7, 2014
    blog

    Lower Feed Costs Will Boost Cowherd Returns In 2014 1

    My current projections for the production of 2014 calves for this study herd suggest a slight increase in earned net returns, thanks to lower feed-cost projections for 2014....More
  • Nov 1, 2013
    blog

    With 60% Of U.S. Corn Harvested, Things Are Looking Good

    The U.S. cattle industry is far more competitive in the global protein market when we have abundant corn. The latest corn progress reports shows 60% of corn harvest done with yields above estimates....More
  • corn prices likely will drop
    Sep 20, 2013
    Commentary

    Cattle, Corn Market Truisms Are…Well, True 4

    The cattle market and the corn market will always win out in the end when it comes to market truisms. That holds true even when an artificial market driver like subsidized ethanol enters in....More
  • trends in cow-calf production in past 50 years
    Sep 4, 2013
    blog

    Beef Cow Production Will Continue To Shift Out Of The Corn Belt 5

    A 50-year review of several key economic indicators in five representative years of roughly 10-year increments provides some interesting insights into the beef industry’s future....More
  • record corn prices will result after bin busting year
    Aug 22, 2013
    blog

    2013 Bin-Busting Corn Crop Will Bring Some Relief 4

    Cheaper corn will certainly help calf prices, but the greatest price support is still expected to come from the supply side....More
  • 2013 corn prices
    Jul 25, 2013
    blog

    Spotty Weather Makes For Varied Corn Prospects

    We have projections of $4/bu. corn at the same time as record basis. It appears the crop will be big, but the question is how big? We may not know the answer to that question until later than is typical, as the crop is behind in its development compared to recent years....More
  • corn planting
    May 2, 2013
    blog

    Not Time To Panic About Corn Planting – Yet!

    Markets are driven by fear and greed, and ag markets of late have been characterized by extreme volatility that seems completely removed from the fundamentals. But ultimately, the markets are doing a tremendous job of price discovery. So don’t panic....More
  • Dec 5, 2012
    video

    $4 Corn vs. $9 Corn: Which Will Win Out In 2013?

    Corn and soybean farmers were enjoying record-high prices until a few weeks ago. Once harvest began, some of the sizzle went out of the market. Dr. Chad Hart discussed the changing fundamentals in the grain markets at Iowa State University’s Integrated Crop Management Conference. While the markets have softened, they still offer an opportunity for growers to price their 2013 crops at a profitable level, according to Hart....More

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