Feed Grain Outlook

  • November 2, 2018 – US corn harvest is about 2/3rds complete. An updated yield estimate will be an important component of next week’s WASDE. Growing conditions globally, harvest in the north, planting in the south, are mostly favorable for feed grain.
  • October 26, 2018 – The Cattle on Feed report last week continued to show record feedlot inventories to support corn for feed use, but today’s export report shows a drop off in corn sales commitments. Sorghum export sales have picked up with the EU entering the market.
  • October 12, 2018 – No big changes to corn balance sheets in the October WASDE, but for the first time this season, this corn crop got smaller instead of larger. Yield still a record, but down from 181.3 to 180.7. Exports now projected at record high levels.
  • October 5, 2018 – Strong crop ratings are closing out the growing season for U.S. corn. Conditions are generally favorable for corn planting in the Southern Hemisphere.


Mark Welch
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist

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