Feeder Cattle PricesPrices for feed cattle
The value of the profit is decisive even with record prices for cattle.
This is the beginning of the year and the beginning of the year when many manufacturers of stockings begin to think about bringing grazing animals into the market during the cold years. Livestock prices at historic highs could lead to the conclusion that not much research or research is needed to establish the best times or weights when cattle will be sold when grazing will stop once the pasture has stopped grazing and grazing.
Every weeks, as information on current events becomes available from the state auctions, it is interesting to notice what the exchange pays for profits on different veal weightings. In the long run, the mean is around 55 cent per lb profit. So for example, if the cost of a 500 lb calf is $1. 40 per lb and the cost of a 600 lb calf is $1. 26, the value of those 100 lbs of profit is $56 or 56 cent per lb.
A few may consider the value of the profit to be $1. 26 per lb the cost per lb of veal that is being auctioned. On the other hand, the differences in the value (500 pounds. $1. 40 = $700 and 600 pounds. $1. 26 = $756) of the two weightings ($756-$700 = $56) multiplied by the amount of profit ($56 100 pounds. = 56 cents) is the real value of the gradual increase in value.
Although the mean value of profit at all weightings is about 55 eurocent per lb, the value of profit generally rises as the veal becomes light and falls as the veal becomes heavy. The value of the profit, for example, can approximate 75 cent per lb for the gradual profit of 300 to 400 lb.
The value of the gradual increase from 700 to 800 lbs, however, can be only 25 cent per lb. Those figures would coexist if the markets were working normally. Abnormal bid and/or ask conditions may alter the profit levels. Heavy costs on feedlot profits can motivate veal farmers to remain longer in the land and weigh more by providing higher than usual prices for growing grasses at higher loads.
Or when feeding farms want to provide feeding to light-weight veal cattle or when there is a lack of cattle in the springs, the markets can provide very high prices for profits at between 500 and 600 and very low prices for profits at heavy weight of perhaps only 10 to 15 euroç.
For example, if the marketeer pays 20 eurocent per lb for a profit of over 750 lb and a stacker could get the fodder ball and an equal of 30 or 40 eurocent per lb for a profit, then the movement of the veal animals on the marketeer early would earn the most mone.
But if there were no alternate sources of revenue such as straw or pasture with a different beef category, as long as the markets offer a few cent profit, it would be viable to keep winning the cattle. Livestock markets have developed at a rapid pace in recent years.
Instead of expecting the markets to be good and the gains to be abundant whenever you choose to start selling your veal off this early part of the year, analyze the weekly updates and figure out what the value of your increasing profit is for different calf weightings. They can find out the last few quid aren't much.
You can find information on Oklahoma's select Oklahoma Auctions in many papers or at (405)748-1812 or (405)236-5491. A website where cattle information can be found is www.ams.usda.gov/LSMNpubs/index.htm.