Grazing prices for summer 2018 in Western South Dakota for cow/calf pairs are steady to $10.00 higher. According to USDA-AMS some land owners went up to either cover costs of higher taxes or if full care of the land is included.
The recent decline in fed cattle prices has producers wondering about calf prices for this fall. Higher beef production levels in the short run are a likely cause of lower fed cattle prices.
The Class of 2018 has, or soon will be, walking across the stage and shaking hands with the School Board President and receive their diplomas. This act officially moves them on to the next stage of their lives.
This SDSU Extension calculator is designed to formulate financial ratios and data, utilizing information provided by the producer.
This SDSU Extension calculator provides a method for farm families to determine what the full value of the wages/salary and benefits being provided to employees, family and non-family are.
This SDSU Extension calculator is designed to assist producers with supplemental feed purchase decisions.
The SDSU Extension Beef Cattle Budgets can be used to estimate revenues and costs associated with six different beef cattle enterprises: Heifer development, Cow costs, Backgrounding from November to February, Finishing Steers, Backgrounding Yearlings from 750-1100 pounds, and Finishing Yearlings from 1100-1400 pounds.
The SDSU Extension Risk Calculator is designed to combine crop insurance, government programs, and marketing tools together for a crop.
The SDSU Extension Crop Budgets are provided for producers to determine the preliminary cost of production for the major commodities grown in South Dakota.
In the latest Cattle Report the total cattle inventory in South Dakota as of January 1, 2018 is up from last year, suggesting more cattle to manage and market. However, the changes across classes were not consistent. Thus, benchmarks may prove useful for pricing and marketing decisions.