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Palouser
Senior Advisor

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

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jrsiajdranch
Veteran Advisor

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.

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Palouser
Senior Advisor

Re: Lowest feed/animal unit ratio in recent history?

As near as i can tell this is the USDA prediction based on the amount to be fed divided by predicted animal units.

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