Posted 5/11/2022 11:29 (#9656257 - in reply to #9656020) Subject: RE: Cow calf profitability
Driftless SW Wisconsin
fordthinkin - 5/11/2022 07:33 Pay day will come again for cattle but I don't fault anyone doing something different if it makes a profit.
Beef profit is already here - just going to the packers and middlemen and shareholders. Tyson just reported increased profits due to them pre-emptively raising prices. Have you seen the prices in the grocery store meat case or steakhouse restaurant recently? Many folks won't even consider buying anything but ground beef. As I see it -
Cattle will never be profitable through the traditional system controlled by 4 buyers.
Add in higher prices for fuel, fertilizer, feedlot corn and soy meal and....