The CME will amend the feeder cattle futures contract rule to include cattle identified in the USDA reports as fancy, thin, fleshy, gaunt or full in the calculation of CME’s feeder cattle index price.
Market volatility is not new. However, it seems more pervasive and this is true whether discussing the futures market or the stock market.
There are several things that will influence the nutrient content of a hay crop.
Packer margins have grown to exceptionally high levels in recent weeks, while feedyard profits have eroded.
As the breeding season for spring calving herds is now underway, understanding heat stress in cattle takes on increased importance.
The owner of Amazon.com is worth an estimated $130 billion and he attributes his work ethic and resourcefulness to spending summers helping his grandpa on the family ranch.
Especially in times of drought or emergency feeding, producers have to consider which is more efficient to feed the herd: drylot feeding or hauling purchased forage.