Feed Grains and Livestock : Impacts on Meat Supplies and Prices

  title={Feed Grains and Livestock : Impacts on Meat Supplies and Prices},
  author={J. Dennis Lawrence and James Mintert and John D Anderson and David P. Anderson},
Agriculture in the United States is undergoing a significant change. Grain, oilseed, and land prices have increased significantly, creating a subsequent increase in the income and wealth of many rural Americans—unless you are in animal agriculture. Feed is the largest single cost item for livestock and poultry production, accounting for 60%– 70% of the total cost in most years. Although energy, labor, and other inputs have increased, feed costs have increased anywhere from 40%–60% (depending on… CONTINUE READING

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