Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Market impact of Zilmax ban

Market impact of Zilmax ban

Andy Vance

Beef Producer

Without Zilmax, the fed cattle population would likely need to be 2.3% larger to produce the same volume of beef, based on cocktail napkin economics.

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Pricing freezer beef

Pricing freezer beef

Jeannine Schweihofer

Michigan State University Extension

As feed prices fluctuate, cattle producers should know what the breakeven price is for finishing beef and use it to determine what to charge for freezer beef. The price of beef at a retail level is near record high.

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