The aftermath of wildfires brings questions, and often lots of them.
Cash fed cattle prices rallied $2 to $4 per cwt.
The Cattle on Feed report has been on a continual increasing trend since December 2016 and the current April inventory is the highest for the month in 12 years.
Just one missed cycle can add several dollars to the annual cost to keep a cow.
In her research report, Chesney Reeves, a high school student from Central City, Neb., says coccidia was present in 100% of the pens tested and in over 50% of the samples from every pen.
The wildfires, combined with the yearlong drought, have left a lot of producers relying on hay from other areas to feed their livestock.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures dropped on Thursday on profit-taking and fund liquidation ahead of the U.S. Agriculture Department’s monthly cattle on feed report.