Lowest feed/animal unit ratio in recent history?
I found this to be interesting in light of conversation regarding the possible exclusion of DDG's in the accounting of available feed this year.
US Feed Use (mmt)
2011 2010 2008
Grains 138.0 141.7 143.8
Soymeal 27.9 27.7 27.9
DDG 37.7 37.2 30.0
Total 203.6 206.7 201.7
GCAU 94.2 92.7 92.7
Feed Rate 2.16 2.23 2.176
Avg Price 6.50 5.35 4.06
Re: Lowest feed/animal unit ratio in recent history?
I really have been trying to digest this chart but I guess the thing don;t make sense to me. I am surte it is because of my adeled brain not your post can you explain a little more please?
I just find it hard to believe that you are saying that we have this low ratio with having the smallest cow herd in years. having shaved over 2 million cattle from the dairy herd in the last 15 years. and smaller egg sets and reduced poultry numbers.