Factors affecting cattle finishing profitability

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dc.contributor.author Mintert, J.R.
dc.contributor.author Schroeder, Ted C.
dc.contributor.author Langemeier, Michael R.
dc.contributor.author Albright, M.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T20:11:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T20:11:26Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-05T20:11:26Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6297
dc.description.abstract The relative contributions of fluctuating cattle performance; interest rates; and feeder cattle, fed cattle, and feed grain prices to profit variability of cattle feeding were examined in this study. Closeout data from 6696 pens of steers placed on feed between January 1980 and May 1991 at two western Kansas custom feedyards were used to estimate the relative impacts of prices and animal performance on cattle feeding profits. Combined, fed and feeder cattle prices explained 70 to 80% of profit variability, depending on placement weight. Overall, cattle prices and feeding costs explained at least 85% of the variation in profitability. Animal performance explained 5 to 10% of profit variability. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1993 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 93-318-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 678 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Cattle finishing profitability en_US
dc.subject Sale prices en_US
dc.subject Feeder cattle prices en_US
dc.subject Placement weight en_US
dc.subject Animal performance en_US
dc.title Factors affecting cattle finishing profitability en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1993 en_US
dc.citation.epage 122 en_US
dc.citation.spage 120 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1993, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 5, 1993 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jmintert en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tcs en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mlange en_US

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