Drovers CattleNetwork: No retreat yet for livestock producers in feed fight for corn

Keeping the bellies of nearly half a million head of cattle full requires a steady diet of corn, Cactus Feeders’ Ray Minkley says. Despite record prices for the grain, he’s got no plans to change his menu.

Minkley, a commodity buyer for Amarillo, Tex.-based Cactus, said his company examines its feed rations frequently, looking for ways to reduce costs. Still, substituting corn with other options, such as wheat, isn’t something that can be done on a day-to-day basis.

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