Stocker and Feedlot Margins a Study in Contrasts

Stocker and Feedlot Margins a Study in Contrasts

Derrell S. Peel

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The stocker and feedlot sectors provide a dramatic contrast in the economics of two beef industry sectors.  While the stocker sector sees opportunities with strong values for forage-based gains, the feedlot sector is under increasing pressure as limited feeder cattle supplies, high feed prices and excess capacity combine to result in severe feedlot losses.

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