Livestock Outlook
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jan 26, 2015 06:26 AM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Beef, swine and poultry producers will likely find the year ahead a pleasant one, as favorable margins and some expansion are expected. However, projections are more pessimistic for the dairy sector, which may see tighter margins caused by low milk prices.

The outlook for beef producers is optimistic, depending on grain prices, according to Kathleen Brooks, livestock economist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. If grain prices remain low, especially for corn, producers can feed steers and heifers to a heavier weight to offset input costs.

Chicken producers will also look toward feed prices for profitability, according ...

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