feed costs, livestock production, corn, livestock diets
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Feed costs represent 50 to 70% of livestock production expenses and are a critical component of livestock profitability. In the Upper Midwest and Upper Great Plains, corn grain is a primary source of energy in livestock diets. Consequently, as the price of corn escalates, so does the cost of feeding livestock. But cost isn’t all: you also must address dietary and management considerations when coping with increased corn prices.
Wright, Cody; Olson, Ken; Walker, Julie; Loe, Erik; and Garcia, Alvaro, "Coping with High-Priced Corn" (2007). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 83.