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DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:50 AM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Beef producers may lower the cost of winter feed rations by replacing hay with lower-cost corn and corn co-products.

Commodity prices have taken a tumble in recent months, as have corn and corn-derived feeds such as distillers grains. Hay and forage prices have fallen somewhat, but not to the same degree, according to Warren Rusche, extension cow/calf specialist at South Dakota State University in Watertown, S.D.

The comparative stability in hay prices is not entirely due to supply, Rusche said, although there has been some decrease in alfalfa and grass hay acres in recent years. He ...

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