Cost of Production

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

Custom Rates

USDA Bluestem Pasture Report
USDA Kansas Custom Rates
Kansas Statistics

Farm Management Records

Beef Farm Management Guide Spreadsheet Budget
Differences between high, medium and low-profit Cow-Calf producers
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
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 Marketing Trends and Concerns: Cattle Feeder Survey Results
Positioning the Beef Industry for the Future
Seasonal Trends in Steer Feeding Profits, Prices, and Performance

Prices

Beef Basis
USDA AMS Beef Market Reports

Standards & Benchmarks

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

Value Added

Adopting Animal Identification Systems and Services in Kansas Auction Markets
Economic Issues with Organic or Natural Beef
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

Upcoming Events

KSU Stocker Field Day
September 29
KSU Stocker Unit

Forage and Management Meetings
Sept. 26, 6 p.m., Cherryvale Community Center
• Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Marlow-Leitz Memorial Building, Alma
• Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. (CT), American Legion Hall, Bird City
• Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m., Agricultural Research Center-Hays
• Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Inman Community Center, Inman
• Oct. 11, 6 p.m., Severy Community Building, Severy
Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Grainfield Extension Office, Grainfield

Ask the Experts

Contact information for KSU Beef extension team

e-mail the Beef Team

 

K-State Newsletters

Animal Science Newsletter

Beef Tips

Focus on Feedlots

 
KSU ASI Facilities

Beef Cattle Research Center

Cow-Calf Unit

Purebred Beef Unit

Beef Stocker Unit

 

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