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Participants...

  • Learn to compute feedlot break-even prices for fed cattle.

  • Find out how to estimate packer break-even bid prices for cattle and how to determine the number of cattle packers need.

  • Bargain head-to-head to negotiate cash prices or forward contracts.

  • Determine how to best market three genetic types of cattle either on live weight, dressed weight, or with a price grid.

  • Use the futures market to hedge sales or purchases.

  • Use financial statements to plan your marketing/buying strategy.

  • See the dynamics of the market over time.

  • See who has the bargaining edge when cattle supplies are tight - and when cattle supplies are plentiful.

  • Try to out-compete their peers!