Backgrounding/Stock Profitability Conference flyer

UK Agricultural Economics is partnering with the Kentucky Beef Network to offer a virtual Backgrounder/Stocker Profitability Conference over three consecutive evenings. Each session will begin at 7:00 pm Eastern time and run until 8:30 or 9:00 pm.

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Session 1  |  Key Concepts for Margin Operations

March 22nd, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET 

  • Understanding the current market environment
  • Cost of gain vs value of gain
  • Using futures to estimate sale prices


Session 2  |  Budgeting for Profit

March 23rd, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET

  • Stocker and backgrounding budget scenarios
  • Estimating target purchase prices
  • Key marketing concepts


Session 3  |  Managing and Protecting Your Profits

March 24th, 2022 at 7:00 pm ET

  • Tax and financial management
  • Livestock Risk Protection Insurance
  • Revisiting the current market environment (focus on feed cost implications)


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Project Partners

This program was developed and delivered by the University of Kentucky Department of Agricultural Economics and funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund through the Kentucky Beef Network.

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