Enhancing profits while managing risk for 2008’s calf crop

Alfredo DiCostanzo, University of Minnesota Beef Team

Summer is a good time to start thinking of marketing the 2008 calf crop. Mandatory COOL will go into effect September 30, 2008, and packers and beef retailers will need to provide country of origin of the product they will be selling. Additionally, price conditions for cattle and corn in 2008 have defied all odds. Increasing corn prices since the 2007 corn harvest were expected to have a negative impact on feeder prices. Although early in 2008 feeder prices weakened somewhat, steady to increasing fed cattle prices have sustained feeder prices more recently.

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