What can I afford to pay for feeder cattle during 2012-2013?

Similar to 2011-2012, an uncertain corn market and short feeder cattle supply contributes to a challenging decision on feeder cattle purchases this coming year. A series of breakeven analyses are presented in the factsheet “What can I afford to pay for feeder cattle during 2012-2013?” to assist in making the decision on prices to pay for various classes of livestock.

The factsheet is authored by Dr. Steven Rust, Animal Science and Dr. Roy Black, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.