June fed cattle prices are typically low. April and May fed cattle prices, however, generally hit or are near the highs for the year. Thus, the name of the game becomes “He who can market finished 2018 spring-born calves in April or May 2019 wins.”
Two different studies on the value of preconditioning yield different results.
The winter wheat grazing belt has gone from famine to feast, at least as rainfall is concerned. How will the muddy conditions affect feedyard placements? That and more awaits you in this week’s Trending Headlines.
There are some viable pricing opportunities now for at least part of the feeder cattle mix to be marketed next spring.
There’s profit potential in preconditioning, but get a sharp pencil and make it dull before making any decisions.
Large research study on the most popular additional treatments for BRD-affected cattle shows no benefits.
The more you do now to prepare your calves for the next step in their journey, the better you calves will do.