Stocker and Feedlot Margins a Study in Contrasts
Derrell S. Peel
Where Foods Comes From
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.