Watch Cattle Weight Variability

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2015-09-01
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Schulz, Lee
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Analysts routinely use USDA estimates of feedlot placements by weight groups to project timing of fed cattle marketings. Expected slaughter numbers can help improve fed cattle price forecasts and marketing strategies. However, recent variability in placement weights amplifi es the uncertainty about the current and coming fed cattle market

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This is an article from Wallace's Farmer (2015): 94. Posted with permission.

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