Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Livestock Marketing

Learn marketing terms, considerations when making marketing decisions, marketing tactics, definitions and usage of options and futures.

Video / (Audio only)

PPT/ PPT handout PDF

Software tools

 Futures Market & Hedging Basics / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Options on Futures / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Cattle Marketing: Cash Market Basics / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Cattle Marketing: Adding Value to Calves / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Cattle Marketing: Marketing Tactics / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Livestock Marketing / (Audio)
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA and the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center.
         PDF/ PPT
 Case discussion


OSU Publications

  • Cattle Market Outlook August 2018 webinar
  • Beef Cattle Manual chapter on livestock marketing
  • Marketing Opportunities Available to Oklahoma Beef Cattle Producers
  • Grid Pricing of Fed Cattle: Base Prices and Premiums-Discounts
  • The Marketing Puzzle
  • Marketing Puzzle: Futures Option Contracts
  • Cattle Market Outlook webinar
  • Marketing Opportunities through OQBN webinar
  • Other Publications

  • Livestock Risk Protection: Feeder Cattle
  • Livestock Risk Protection: Fed Cattle
  • Livestock Risk Protection: Hogs
  • Managing for Today’s Cattle Business and Beyond: Futures Market Basic
  • Managing for Today’s Cattle Business and Beyond: Commodity Options as Price Insurance for Cattlemen
  • Managing for Today’s Cattle Business and Beyond: Evaluating Forward Prices With Basis
  • Websites

  • Cow/ Calf Calculators
  • Cull Cow Calculator
  • Oklahoma Beef Calf Retention Decision Aid 2.0
  • Sell Cows Now or Later
  • Ranch Calc
  • Cow Bid Price Estimator
  • Oklahoma National Stockyards Market Report
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