Inside Profitability Series

Pricing Calves in an Uncertain Market

Live Webinar: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Moderator: Jay Rempe, senior economist, NEFB


Elliot Dennis, assistant professor, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, UNL
Jay Parsons, professor, Depot. of Agricultural Economics, UNL

Many ranch operations are in the midst of spring calving. Ranchers, besides managing for the health and welfare of their herd, need to consider marketing and pricing alternatives for spring born calves. Current volatile markets, rising feed costs, and lingering drought conditions will bring production challenges this year. Matching market conditions to appropriate marketing practices will be particularly important to improve operation returns.

Nebraska Farm Bureau’s Inside Profitability Series webinar on March 30, 2022, at noon CDT will focus on marketing and pricing spring born calves. The webinar will explore strategies ranchers can use to reduce risk and achieve profitable outcomes.

Participants will:

  • Get to know the factors affecting cattle markets this production year.
  • Learn about tools to manage price risk like Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance or futures and options.
  • Hear about the impact of high-priced corn on feeder cattle demand from feedlots.

Listed below are links to additional materials on and resources on managing high input costs:

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