• Beef retail prices levels hit a record in 2015; declines that began in 2016 are expected to continue through the first half of 2017.(Photo from Getty Images)

    Beef Consumption Climbs

    It's important to see beef demand in the context of the economy as a whole. As the stock market climbs, it builds in a kind of optimism that sometimes seems to defy reality.

  • Breakevens for feedlots have corrected themselves, setting the table for significant profit potential.(DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Chris Clayton)

    Economic Recovery

    The feedlot business has finally emerged from a multibillion-dollar equity drain. More importantly, it now seems set to generally enjoy a prolonged period of economic recovery.

  • Tetanus vaccine should ideally be given and boosted a few weeks ahead of banding. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Dan Miller)

    Ask the Vet

    You and your veterinarian together can make the best decisions on vaccines for your operation.

  • DTN's average weekly spot price for DDG was up $1, at $95 per ton. (DTN file photo by Elaine Shein)

    DDG Weekly Update

    DDG prices were slightly higher than average due to recent plant maintenance.

Livestock Perspectives

Harrington's Sort & Cull

John Harrington

Livestock Markets


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