In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: It’s Not 90 Cents, But It’s Darn Close
  • Will Feeder Calves Maintain Their Price Levels Through the Fall?
  • FSA Offices Accepting Applications for Assistance from Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes
  • Flip this Cow – Adding Value by Reconditioning Cull Cows
  • Cattle On Feed Hints at Beef Production in Late 2018
  • Cotton Marketing News: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook
  • Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop
  • Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd
  • Cotton Marketing News: The March to 80 Cents
  • Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year?
  • Economics

    Cotton Marketing News: It’s Not 90 Cents, But It’s Darn Close

    In deer hunting, I have too often been guilty of letting a good one walk in hopes that an even better one would come along later.  More often than not, that something better never happens.

    After climbing into the 90’s, prices (Dec futures) took a tumble to the 82-83 cent level before beginning to …

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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/

    FSA Offices Accepting Applications for Assistance from Producers Affected by 2017 Hurricanes

    Source:  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Monday, July 16, 2018 that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup began July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018.

    Hurricanes and wildfires caused …

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    Flip this Cow – Adding Value by Reconditioning Cull Cows

    Culling cows from the herd is a normal part of annual ranch management. How and when cull cows are marketed represents your last opportunity to generate revenue from each cow. There is an opportunity to add value to cull cows to generate some additional revenue for a cattle enterprise. Just as there are options to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/29/flip-this-cow-adding-value-by-reconditioning-cull-cows/

    Cattle On Feed Hints at Beef Production in Late 2018

    Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

    On June 22, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service released their Cattle on Feed report that showed a feedlot inventory of 11.553 million head of cattle in feedlots of more than 1,000 head capacity.  This is the largest June 1 feedlot inventory in …

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    Cotton Marketing News: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook

    Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics

    On June 14, I had the pleasure and honor to present for the University of Arkansas Extension Service as part of their Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series.  Thanks to my long-time colleague and friend Dr. Bobby Coats for the invitation and opportunity.  The following are a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/cotton-marketing-news-2018-cotton-update-and-outlook/

    Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop

    Last week (May 10,2018) USDA released its monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates.  Each year, the May report contains the first projections for the upcoming new crop year.  Here is a summary of major points for both 2017 old crop, and 2018 new crop.

    Old Crop (2017) Revisions/Updates

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    Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd

    There is a mountain of good research data out there that shows that one of the best cattle herd management strategies is a defined breeding season.  The breeding season should be less than 120 days, and ideally should be 60 – 90 days to see all the associated management benefits.  If you are unclear regarding …

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    Cotton Marketing News: The March to 80 Cents

    Eighty-cent cotton is within sight.  Prices (December futures) trended down last week, but rebounded on Thursday and Friday—closing at 79.43 cents.  December 2018 futures broke 79 cents for the first time, and gained 52 points for the week.

    Some producers began and priced some of their expected 2018 production between 72 and 75 …

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    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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