Tightening supply of available feeder cattle, drought in the US and surging feedgrain
and hay prices are factors which likely contributed to the lower placements, which could come out at the lowest level for September since the new series began in 1996.Marketings are expected to be down about 10% in September, and this is mainly due to the fact that there were two less days for marketings this year as compared with last year.
The Northeast and North Central feedgrain
and cow/calf farms have an average debt to asset ratio of 64% compared to an average of 20% for the nine existing Missouri feedgrain
and cow/calf farms.
The bulk of this increase is in corn and other feedgrain
costs, and we believe that the ethanol program is by far the biggest factor in rising feedgrain
While the vast majority of our Kansas corn growers raise field corn, which is a feedgrain
, this research is valuable because it helps us understand how vegetable farmers also rely on atrazine, according to Jere White, Executive Director of the Kansas Corn Growers Association.
and Livestock Production Monthly, 336, 17-20.
Cattlemen can deal with the highs and lows of the grain market, and the nation's renewable fuels policy certainly isn't the only cause of higher feedgrain
"Our long-term forecast calls for corn-planted area to be 85 million acres by 2009, an increase of seven percent," said Marty Foreman, Doane's feedgrain
Grains in China; foodgrain, feedgrain
, and world trade.
Research supported in part by the Louisiana Soybean and Feedgrain
Research and Promotion Board.
Brown and Halweil point out in their article that: "As incomes rise, people are consuming more pork, poultry, beef, and eggs, and feedgrain
use is growing.
A: An energy tax would raise the cost of fertilizer, which would raise the cost of feedgrain
, which would give farmers an incentive to use less of it.