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Decision Making Tools
- CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) information
- 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.
- Choice Select Spread 2004, 2005, and 2000-2004 average
- Choice Select Annual Price Spread 1989-2004
Producer Risk Management
- Life of Contract Price Pattern Table 1987-2006
- Life of Contract Price Pattern Charts 1987-2006
- Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa
- Risk Management for Cattle Feedlots: Futures Buy and Sell Signals
- Summary of Estimated Returns
Analysis of returns and risk to five livestock enterprises,
- Simple or Advanced 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
- Cattle Feeding Budgets
Excel spreadsheet budgets and breakeven purchase price estimator.
- Estimated Livestock Returns
Monthly barometer of livestock profitability.
- Futures Data
Cash and Futures Data from 1995-2005
- Commodity Market Reports
Links to current cash and futures prices
Page last updated: August 3, 2009