Sorting Cattle with Accumulated Data: What is the Accuracy and Economics Maro Ibarburu and Lawrence, April 2005
Retained Ownership Outcomes 1983-2004 Updated August 2005
Beef Industry Statistics Updated April 2004
An Economic Comparison of Year Round vs Conventional Grazing Systems in Iowa (PDF) January 2003
The U.S. Pork and Beef Sectors: Divergent Organizational Patterns, Paradoxes and Conflicts Lawrence and Hayenga, June 2002
Fed Cattle Marketing Trends and Concerns: Cattle Feeder Survey Results, June 2002
Assessing the Cost of Quality Beef - NCR-134 Conference, May 2002
A Decision Model to Assess Cattle Feeding Price Risk NCR-134 Conference, May 2002
Quality Assurance "Down Under": Market Access and Product Differentiation - MATRIC Briefing Paper, April 2002
Managing Cattle Price Risk with Futures and Options Contracts A paper evaluating effective ways for cattle producers to manage price risk
Iowa Farm Outlook Regularly updated market outlook newsletter.
Livestock Marketing Information Center The LMIC has provided economic analysis and projections about issues and conditions concerning the livestock industry.
Livestock Revenue Protection for Cattle Description and simple analysis of price insurance for cattle.
Seasonal Patterns in Choice Select Boxed Beef Price Spread 2000-2004 C-S spread by two-week period.
Summary of Estimated Returns 1994-2004 Analysis of returns and risk to five livestock enterprises, updated May 2004
Cattle Market Planner - Calculate futures and options strategies for both beef and pork producers, updated April 2001
Price Change by Two-week Period 1996-2005 Iowa-Southern Minnesota Choice Steers
Live Cattle Basis A three year summary of the Iowa Fed Cattle Basis (2001-2004)
Cattle Feeding Budgets Excel spreadsheet budgets and breakeven purchase price estimator.
Feeder Cattle Basis Three year average basis for St. Joseph, MO 5-600 & 7-800 feeder cattle prices
Estimated Livestock Returns Monthly barometer of livestock profitability.
Futures Data Cash and Futures Data from 1995-2003
Commodity Market Reports Links to current cash and futures prices