Feedyard Margins – Wow! Packer Margins – Ouch!


The following is part of an article from Drovers CattleNetwork.  Click the link at the bottom of the story to read the full version.

by Greg Henderson, Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork

Cattle feeders saw their profit margins jump an astonishing $137 per head last week as cash fed cattle prices gained $6 per hundredweight, reaching new record-highs. When the dust had settled, packers were staring at another week of declining margins, with per head losses nearing $80, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. The Sterling Beef Profit Quotient improved 360 points for the week, according to estimates developed by Sterling Marketing Inc., Vale, Ore.

The Sterling Beef Profit Tracker for the week ending February 18:

  • Average feedyard margins: $73.28 per head.
  • Average packer margins:   -$79.65 per head.
  • Sterling Profit Quotient:  200.5.

The Sterling Beef and Pork Profit Trackers are produced by Sterling Marketing Inc. and John Nalivka, president, Vale, Ore., and are published weekly by Drovers/CattleNetwork.

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Source:  Drovers CattleNetwork

Posted by Haylie Shipp



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