Summary and Implications
The breakeven value in fed cattle prices seems to have stabilized and become considerably lower than what was observed in last year’s summary due primarily to lower feeder calf prices and a continued slight downward trend in feed prices. The number of heifers on feed relative to steers has also increased from previous reports.
Iowa State University
"Cattle Feeding Benchmark Data: Fall & Winter 2016
Spring & Summer 2017,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 664, ASL R3212.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol664/iss1/10