In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals
  • How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support
  • The Cost of Late Calving Cows
  • Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?
  • April Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices
  • March Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25
  • Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook
  • Economics

    Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor

    Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news.  Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish.

    The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways” mode since mid-May and has …

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    How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?

    You have worked hard raising quality beef and demand for locally grown food is increasing.  Perhaps you have considered selling meat from your livestock operation, but have found the regulations to be somewhat daunting.  This article highlights two UF/IFAS Publications which focus on this topic and provide answers to the many questions related to …

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    Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support

    According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63 percent planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date.  In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina and Virginia being behind 10-12 percentage points.  In the Mid-South, planting is mostly …

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    The Cost of Late Calving Cows

    Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Standardized Performance Analysis

    Pounds of beef sold is a key number for cattlemen. Late calvers, the cows that drag out the calving season, cost producers more than extra work and management, they are actually reducing herd income.

    Standardized Performance Analysis

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    Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?

    Many years ago, a young man didn’t take his schooling serious enough and ended up spending some time at lovely Fort Polk, Louisiana.  That young man was me and that was my wake-up call.  It forever changed my life.

    I believe the cotton market might be getting a wake-up call right now.  We’ve been …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/cotton-marketing-news-is-this-the-wake-up-call-we-have-been-expecting/

    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/

    Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    US cotton producers say they intend to plant 12.23 million acres of cotton this year—up 21.4% from last year.  This number, released March 31, is higher than most pre-report expectations.  The National Cotton Council survey-based estimate back in early February was 11.0 million acres.  USDA-ERS in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/cotton-marketing-news-higher-than-expected-acreage-impacts-prices/

    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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    Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25

    May 25, 2017 9:00 am– 2:00 pm ET UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL,32351

    Join us to learn the necessary steps to get the best return on your timber investment and meet your forest management objectives. This workshop will cover local timber markets, the …

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    Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    Eighty cent fever is running rampant.  New crop December 17 futures have made a great run and the uptrend is strong.  Support seems to be firm.  New crop cotton has gained almost a nickel since the first of the year.  Currently, old crop May 17 futures …

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