Chris Prevatt

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Name: Chris Prevatt
Date registered: November 9, 2016

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  1. Will Feeder Calves Maintain Their Price Levels Through the Fall? — July 20, 2018
  2. Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year? — April 20, 2018
  3. March Florida Cattle Market Price Watch — April 6, 2018
  4. February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch — March 2, 2018
  5. 2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook — January 19, 2018

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Will Feeder Calves Maintain Their Price Levels Through the Fall?

Cattle prices have struggled to move higher as beef supplies have been increasing. During the 3rd and 4th Quarter record supplies of animal proteins (beef, pork, and poultry) will continue to be harvested. Cold storage levels for all meat proteins are either at or above 2017 and 5-year averages. These supplies will be a price-limiting …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/07/20/will-feeder-calves-maintain-their-price-levels-through-the-fall/

Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year?

Last spring I wrote an article entitled “At What Weight should I sell my Feeder Calves” that bought forth many questions on the value of each additional pound of gain. This article will serve as a follow-up to revisit the value of gain, and share the calculation for producers to use to evaluate their …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/20/is-it-profitable-to-add-weight-and-sell-heavier-feeder-calves-this-year/

March Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2018 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $11.30/cwt. during March. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $90.40/head ($11.30/cwt. * 8.0
cwt.) on an 800-pound feeder steer, which amounts to $5,650.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/06/march-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2018 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $0.58/cwt. during February. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $4.64/head ($0.58/cwt. * 8.0 cwt.) on an 800-pound feeder steer which amounts to $290.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/03/02/february-florida-cattle-market-price-watch-2/

2018 Southern Forage and Hay Outlook

Weather had a dramatic impact on range, pasture, and hay production in the Southern Region in 2017.  The dramatic extremes of excessive rainfall received in Texas and Florida from hurricanes, to abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions across the Southern U.S. this fall have led to lower levels of hay production and quality in many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/2018-southern-forage-and-hay-outlook/

September Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2018 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $5.95/cwt. during September. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $47.60/head ($5.95/cwt. * 8.0 cwt.) on an 800-pound feeder steer, which amounts to $2,975.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/06/september-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

July Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $0.08/cwt. during July. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $0.60/head ($0.08/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $40.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/04/july-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

2017 U.S. Cattle Inventory Report

The semi-annual U.S. Cattle Inventory Report was released on July 21, 2017 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) after a one-year absence. This report continued to confirm that U.S. cattle herd expansion is still active. The report saw significant increases in every category except the category of Beef Replacement Heifers, which declined by 100,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/2017-u-s-cattle-inventory-report/

April Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $21.35/cwt. during April. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $160.13/head ($21.35/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $10,675.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/05/april-cattle-market-price-watch/

March Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $8.32/cwt. during March. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $62.40/head ($8.32/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $4,160.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/march-cattle-market-price-watch/

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