Winter feed costs are the largest variable cost for cow-calf production. With the increased availability and falling prices of alternative winter feeds in some areas, there could be a good opportunity to reduce wintering costs by using alternative feed sources this year.
Finished cattle: fats were stronger, cows were under pressure, while on the feeder side heavier calves were under pressure, lighter calves and yearlings were fully steady. A snapshot of the cattle markets according to TEAM Auction Sales.
When it comes to withstanding drought, the best defence is a good offence. Drought planning and preparation is best done in advance. While that may be little comfort to producers currently coping with dry conditions, there are many strategies that can help farmers prepare for the long-term or help them to recover their drought-ravaged resources in the coming seasons.
Fats were a little stronger, cows were under pressure. A snapshot of the cattle markets according to TEAM Auction Sales.