Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures settled mostly lower on Tuesday as a steep drop in the stock market dragged futures from the highest levels of the month, posted early in the session, traders said.
Death loss projections from Oklahoma's wildfires are lower than last year's Starbuck Fire that impacted the same region, but anywhere from 1,500-2,500 cattle could have died estimates a state veterinarian.
Americans say they care more about animal welfare than children’s education and hunger.
Feedyard closeouts revealed profits of $92 per head last week after two weeks of losses.
The feeder calves with the greatest value are almost always the heavier calves, but producers must calculate if it is profitable for them to own the cattle longer, and provide the resources to add the additional weight.
A good stand of crested wheatgrass has the capacity to meet cows’ and calves’ nutritional requirements.
In the face of growing beef production, all eyes are on beef demand in 2018.