Livestock Economics

Understanding today’s livestock markets

Newsletters + Useful Links


Focus on Feedlots
The Feedlot Performance and Feed Cost Summary is published by Kansas State University

Cow/Calf Corner
A weekly Newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

In the Cattle Markets
A weekly newsletter jointly produced by Kansas State University, Mississippi State University, Texas A&M, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and Colorado State University.

The Beef Blog – Purdue Beef Team
A daily update by the Purdue Beef Team as an educational forum for beef producers and Extension educators. It includes timely news, issues, and management tips that have the potential to effect the beef business and decision-making process.


The University of Tennessee

Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
K-State AgManager
Livestock Marketing Information Center

CME Group

Iowa Beef Center
Cattle Report

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance

Tennessee Beef Evaluation

The Farmer-to-Farmer Connection

The Tennessee Beef Evaluation is an educational program for cow/calf producers to learn about the finishing and packing segments of the beef industry. The program is designed for cow/calf producers who are not able on their own to send a load of cattle to be finished in a custom feedlot.

Learn more about this program

Tri-State Beef Conference

The Tri-State Beef Conference is an educational program for cow/calf producers and stocker operators to learn about managing production and price risk. The annual conference is presented by University of Tennessee Extension, Virginia Cooperation Extension, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Learn more about this conference and find resources from past conferences.