Tag Archive: Price

Bull Buying – Focus on Value Not Just Price

Selecting the right bulls are a key component to the success of any cattle operation. When market conditions are less than ideal focus on finding the right bull, not necessarily the cheapest bull.  Photo Credit: Mark Mauldin 2017 is shaping up to be another year of tight margins for cattle producers. As much as ranchers …

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Cattle Market Price Watch: December 2016

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 0.22/cwt. during December.  Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 1.65/head ($ 0.22/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 110.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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November Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 7.66/cwt. during November. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 57.45/head ($ 7.66/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 3,830.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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October Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 4.95/cwt. during October. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 37.13/hd. ($ 4.95/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 2,475.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract …

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September Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Regional Livestock Economics Agent The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 10.38/cwt. during September. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 77.85/hd. ($ 10.38/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 780 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The …

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May Florida Cattle Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract made a $ 5.60/cwt. price improvement during May. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 42.00/hd. ($ 5.60/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 2,800.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The …

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December Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.10/cwt. during December. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 8.25/hd. ($ 1.10/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 550.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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November Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 16.38/cwt. during November. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 122.85/hd. ($ 16.38/cwt. *7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 8,190 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle …

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October Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract made a $ 13.20/cwt. price improvement during October. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 99.00/hd.  ($ 13.20/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 6,600 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The …

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Pollen and Allergy Season: The Price We Pay for Living in a Lush Landscape

It’s that time of year again, that time when your car changes color like a chameleon in order to mimic the surrounding landscape. Anything that stands still long enough will become coated with a light green to yellow dust. What is this dust you might ask? What you are seeing is pollen, a sure sign …

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