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Animal Sciences and Industry

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