Location

Ottumwa, IA

Start Date

21-1-2012 12:00 AM

Description

The availability of cheap feed grain for many years influenced the structure of the beef cattle industry and the types of production systems used in very fundamental ways. These impacts are only just now being truly recognized as the industry struggles to adapt to an economic environment that appears to have fundamentally changed and the changes appear to be permanent. These changes begin as direct short run impacts on the feedlot sector but ultimately will have long impacts that will affect every aspect of cattle production.

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Jan 21st, 12:00 AM

Maintaining Competitiveness with Today’s High Grain Prices

Ottumwa, IA

The availability of cheap feed grain for many years influenced the structure of the beef cattle industry and the types of production systems used in very fundamental ways. These impacts are only just now being truly recognized as the industry struggles to adapt to an economic environment that appears to have fundamentally changed and the changes appear to be permanent. These changes begin as direct short run impacts on the feedlot sector but ultimately will have long impacts that will affect every aspect of cattle production.