Iowa Farm Science

Article Title

Farm Outlook


Margins between feeder and fat cattle prices have remained wide all spring. Since the middle of January, the difference has been roughly $8. Last year at this time, the margin was negative, amounting to about $2. This, taken as a measure of profitability, indicates that cattle feeders have been in a better position this year. The margin has now narrowed somewhat with the May and June drop-off in slaughter cattle prices.

Included in

Agriculture Commons