In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • At What Weight Should I Sell My Feeder Calves?
  • February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest
  • January Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • US Cattle Herd still Expanding
  • Cotton Marketing News: Improved Market Provides Opportunity
  • Cattle Market Price Watch: December 2016
  • So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series – February 7
  • Market

    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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    2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

    The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, …

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    At What Weight Should I Sell My Feeder Calves?

    Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economics Regional Agent

    A commonly asked question around sale barns and at extension programs is “Should I sell light-weight feeder calves now or hold them and sell them when they are heavier?” The answer to this question depends on your individual situation. A number of factors including market …

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    February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $4.58/cwt. during February. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $34.35/head ($4.58/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $2,290.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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    Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.  Prices for the 2017 crop (Dec17 futures) have now (this week) edged above 74 cents and the highest level since early August.  Prices are 14 cents per pound higher …

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    January Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $1.20/cwt. during January.  Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $9.00/head ($1.20/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $600.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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    US Cattle Herd still Expanding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their January cattle inventory report on January 31st.  For the beef cattle industry this is the annual supply report card. The total number of cattle and calves rose 2% from 91.9 million head on January 1, 2016 to 93.6 million on January 1, 2017.  This is the third …

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    Cotton Marketing News: Improved Market Provides Opportunity

    March futures have improved.  January has thus far been a good month.  The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.  No one can be sure.  So if you’re a producer and have been looking for an opportunity to sell a portion of remaining 2016 crop, January has thus far …

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    Cattle Market Price Watch: December 2016

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $0.22/cwt. during December.  Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $1.65/head ($0.22/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $110.00/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/2017/01/06/cattle-market-price-watch-december-2016/

    So You Want to be a Farmer? Workshop Series – February 7

    Did you know that Florida’s farmers are an aging group, averaging 57 years in 2002 and 59.8 years in 2012? Also, in Florida, there was an 8% decrease in the number of farms and a 26% decrease in acres of cropland from 2002 to 2012.

    Additionally, agriculture professionals are actually in high demand. There is …

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