If Nature Cooperates, Good Times Are Ahead For Beef Producers

Hughes, Harlan
May 2013
Beef Expert Blog;5/27/2013, p2
Blog Entry
The article discusses a research study on calculating the economic value of calves by the fall of 2013 after a good summer rainfall. It explains the key points on the influence of calf prices on the economic value of a bred heifer, the pregnancy-checked heifer and calculations using the 3% discount factor for the projected herd average income per cow. Calculations indicated that the final economic value of 100 heifers in 2013 would be 1,992 U.S. dollars per head.


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