Estimated returns are based on feeding a 550 pound steer for 231 days to a slaughter weight of 1250 pounds and feeding a 750 pound steer for 161 days to a slaughter weight of 1300 pounds. Initial cattle value and ending cattle value are based on average Nebraska prices. Feedlot cost of gain is based on estimates by DTN over the feeding time period. The returns shown are weighted returns from the 550 and 750 pound steers based on USDA placement data.
Returns for pens of cattle where some form of price protection is in place for the cattle and/or the corn will differ from those displayed here.