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Animal Sciences and Industry

Cost of Production

Custom Rates || Farm Management Records || Feed Cost || Leases ||  Marketing ||
Prices || Risk Management || Standards & Benchmarks || Value Added

 

Custom Rates

USDA Bluestem Pasture Report
USDA Kansas Custom Rates

Farm Management Records

Beef Farm Management Guide Spreasheet Budget
Differences between high, medium and low-profit Cow-Calf producers
Drylot Backgrounding and Finishing Beef
Feed Costs: Pasture vs non pasture costs

Feed Cost

Ingredients 101
U of Mizzou By-Product Price List
USDA Kansas Hay Prices

Leases

2015 Pasture leasing arrangements in Kansas
KSU-Beef Cow Lease (simple)

 

Marketing

Beef Demand Determinants: A Research Summary
Buying and Selling Feeder Cattle--The Impact of Selected Characteristics on Feeder Cattle Prices
Economic Impact of BSE on the U.S. Beef Industry: Product Value Losses, Regulatory Costs, and Consumer Reactions
Economic Impact of BSE: A Research Summary
Fed Cattle Grid-Pricing Valuation: Recommendations for Improvement
Fed Cattle Marketing Trends and Concerns: Cattle Feeder Survey Results
Improving the Value of Your Calf Crop: The Impact of Selected Characteristics on Calf Prices
Positioning the Beef Industry for the Future
Seasonal Trends in Heifer Feeding Profits, Prices, and Performance
Seasonal Trends in Steer Feeding Profits, Prices, and Performance

Prices

Beef Basis
USDA AMS Beef Market Reports

Risk Management

Risk Management In Agriculture

Standards & Benchmarks

Focus on Feedlots: Kansas Feedlot Performance and Feed Cost Summary: 2015 Annual Review

Value Added

Adopting Animal Identification Systems and Services in Kansas Auction Markets
Economic Issues with Organic or Natural Beef
Economic Issues with Process Verification
Electronic Animal Identification Systems at Livestock Auction Markets: Adoption Rates, Costs, Opportunities, and Perceptions
Summary of Electronic Animal Identification Systems at Livestock Auction Markets: Adoption Rates, Costs, Opportunities, and Perceptions
Valuing Beef Tenderness