Current Progressive Cattle digital edition


Find out how to improve livestock production while maintaining the value of the soil and land.


On a weekly basis, I utilize Nebraska feeder cattle auction price data, the current futures market for both live cattle and feeder cattle and the present cost of gain based on current feed prices to project returns to backgrounding various weights of feeder steers and to finishing various weights of feeder steers.

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For those who have not yet negotiated pasture rental rates for this year, Kansas State University (K-State) agricultural economist Kevin Dhuyvetter reminds that there are several factors that landowners and livestock producers should consider as they negotiate rates.

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Some producers are seeing significant re-growth in wheat fields this fall, and it can provide excellent late-season grazing for cows and weaned calves.

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