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Larger losses projected for cattle finishing

Crop planting challenges and possible yield impacts creating uncertainty around cost of gain.

The average economic returns to feedlot operators for the May to January 2020 time frame are losses of $100 to possibly more than $200 per steer, Kansas State University economist Glynn Tonsor recently said. Heifer losses are currently expected to near $180, Tonsor’s data showed.

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