Economics and Markets

photo: Feedwagon delivering feed to a pen of cattle

Feedwagon delivering feed to a pen of cattle

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Cow-Calf Production

Cow Herd Investment/Ownership Cow Herd Leasing/Sharing Marketing Production Management Retained Ownership


Current Markets


Feedlot Production


Forage Production


Marketing Systems/Value-Added Systems

Grass-fed, Natural and Organic Beef Grid Marketing Calculators:

Home Beef Processing

Livestock Market Risk Insurance

Process Verified Program (USDA) Quality System Assessment Program (USDA) Verification Programs (USDA)


Stocker/Backgrounded Calf Production

Feeder Cattle Marketing Production Management


Trends/Historic Information

More beef market research publications: ISU Department of Economics Extension and Outreach