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Unit conversion for Feeder Cattle Price Today

Conversion Feeder Cattle Price Price
1 Pound ≈ 0,453 Kilograms Feeder Cattle Price Per 1 Kilogram 4.17 USD
1 Pound = 16 Ounces Feeder Cattle Price Per 1 Ounce 0.12 USD


Name Price % Unit Date
Cotton 0.79 1.77 USD per lb. 3/19/23 09:56 PM
Oats 3.46 -0.65 USD per Bushel 3/19/23 09:54 PM
Lumber 452.40 3.15 USD per 1.000 board feet 3/17/23 04:05 PM
Coffee 1.82 2.68 USD per lb. 3/17/23 11:23 AM
Cocoa 2,103.00 -2.05 GBP per Ton 3/17/23 12:55 PM
Live Cattle 1.62 0.05 USD per lb. 3/17/23 02:05 PM
Lean Hog 0.80 0.57 USD per lb. 3/17/23 02:05 PM
Corn 6.30 -0.75 USD per Bushel 3/19/23 09:57 PM
Feeder Cattle 1.89 -0.41 USD per lb. 3/17/23 02:05 PM
Milk 18.06 0.17 USD per cwt.sh. 3/17/23 02:15 PM
Orange Juice 2.43 0.39 USD per lb. 3/17/23 02:00 PM
Palm Oil 4,069.00 -0.37 MYR per Ton 3/17/23 06:00 AM
Rapeseed 467.50 -1.06 EUR per Ton 3/17/23 01:30 PM
Rice 17.12 -0.29 USD per cwt. 3/19/23 09:44 PM
Soybean Meal 465.60 0.04 USD per Ton 3/19/23 09:57 PM
Soybeans 14.71 -0.32 USD per Bushel 3/19/23 09:57 PM
Soybean Oil 0.57 -0.45 USD per lb. 3/19/23 09:57 PM
Wheat 266.25 -1.21 EUR per Ton 3/17/23 01:30 PM
Sugar 0.21 -0.34 USD per lb. 3/17/23 01:00 PM

Feeder Cattle

In the cattle breeding and keeping sector, a distinction is usually drawn between dairy cows and feeder cattle. Whereas dairy cows produce milk and bear calves over many years for a farm, feeder cattle of both sexes are fattened up to their slaughter weight of around 500 kilograms over between 15 and 18 months and are then slaughtered. (read more)

For this reason, cattle breeds that grow quickly and have a high ability to put on weight are particularly suited to meat production. There are different breeds that fulfil these criteria, however. Whereas some breeds have a high weight with a very low fat level, other breeds grow more quickly but do not reach the same weight. The meat from these cows is valued for its marbled meat, which shows the intramuscular fat content, however. There are also different breeds for milk production. Mainly male cows are fattened and slaughtered. There are also some breeds such as Fleckvieh, however, that can be used for both meat and milk production.

A special area of feeder cattle rearing is fattening veal. Fattening veal are male and female calves that are not needed for breeding purposes. Fattening veal are separated from the mother shortly after birth and have a life expectancy of just five to six months. The German order on the protection of animals and the keeping of production animals prescribes strict rules for the keeping of fattening veal, however. Calves over the age of eight weeks may not be kept on their own and must have sufficient space available to them. There are also rules regulating the administration of colostrum, the housing climate, the size of the compartment, the input of feed (straw, hay or maize silage) or the haemoglobin level of the calves’ blood.

In 2003, 49,789 million tonnes of beef were produced globally, most of that in the USA, which has a market share of 25 per cent. The next largest producers are Brazil (15.5%), the EU (14.8%) and China (12.09%). The USA is also the largest consumer of beef (25.6%), followed by the EU (15.3%), Brazil (13%) and China (12%).

The most important trading venue for futures contracts on live and feeder cattle is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.