Table 15--Feed-price ratios for livestock, poultry, and milk
Ratio and
mkt yr 1/
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Avg 2/
Broiler-feed
3/ 4/
2009/10
4.10
3.90
3.90
4.10
4.50
4.70
4.90
4.80
5.10
5.10
5.00
4.50
4.55
2010/11
4.40
4.10
3.80
3.40
3.30
2.90
3.30
3.00
3.10
3.10
3.00
2.80
3.35
2011/12
2.80
3.00
3.20
3.30
3.20
3.40
3.60
3.10
3.20
3.10
2.60
2.50
3.08
2012/13
2.80
2.90
3.20
3.40
3.50
3.50
3.70
3.80
3.90
3.70
3.30
3.30
3.42
2013/14
3.60
3.90
4.20
4.20
4.30
4.00
4.60
      
              
Market egg-feed
3/ 5/
2009/10
6.80
7.30
10.00
10.60
10.10
8.90
12.20
7.00
5.20
5.00
6.00
6.90
8.00
2010/11
4.60
6.50
9.50
8.10
5.80
6.00
5.20
6.40
4.50
4.90
4.90
6.70
6.09
2011/12
5.70
6.80
6.80
8.70
5.10
5.00
5.70
4.50
4.20
4.80
4.80
5.60
5.64
2012/13
7.00
5.60
6.60
6.30
5.60
5.00
6.10
4.20
6.30
4.40
5.30
6.10
5.71
2013/14
6.40
7.30
10.50
10.70
8.00
10.90
8.90
      
              
Hog-corn
3/ 6/
2009/10
11.60
10.50
11.00
12.50
13.20
13.80
14.70
16.60
17.90
17.10
16.80
16.80
14.38
2010/11
15.00
12.30
10.50
10.90
11.30
10.90
11.40
10.70
10.90
10.90
11.30
11.00
11.43
2011/12
10.50
12.00
11.00
10.80
10.50
10.40
10.30
9.90
9.90
11.00
10.10
8.80
10.43
2012/13
8.10
9.10
8.70
9.10
9.20
9.20
8.30
8.90
9.80
10.70
11.20
11.90
9.52
2013/14
13.10
14.90
14.60
13.90
13.80
15.10
16.70
      
              
Milk-feed
3/ 7/
2009/10
2.00
2.11
2.26
2.42
2.33
2.34
2.18
2.19
2.18
2.26
2.30
2.36
2.24
2010/11
2.36
2.40
2.23
1.98
1.96
2.01
2.12
1.81
1.71
1.86
1.88
1.83
2.01
2011/12
1.84
1.82
1.89
1.81
1.71
1.55
1.48
1.41
1.34
1.37
1.33
1.37
1.58
2012/13
1.59
1.74
1.74
1.65
1.57
1.52
1.48
1.54
1.53
1.52
1.52
1.68
1.59
2013/14
1.88
2.11
2.27
2.30
2.46
2.60
2.58
      
              
Steer and heifer-corn
3/ 8/
2009/10
26.30
23.40
23.40
23.30
23.90
25.50
27.00
29.60
28.60
27.80
27.50
26.90
26.10
2010/11
24.40
22.90
22.20
21.60
22.30
19.60
21.30
19.20
18.20
17.20
18.20
16.60
20.31
2011/12
18.30
21.30
21.60
21.50
20.40
20.10
20.20
19.40
19.20
19.00
16.20
15.50
19.39
2012/13
17.90
18.30
18.00
18.30
18.20
17.80
17.80
18.20
18.20
17.80
17.80
19.60
18.16
2013/14
23.00
27.80
30.30
29.90
31.70
33.30
32.80
      
              
Turkey-feed
3/ 9/
2009/10
5.30
5.60
5.70
5.60
4.80
5.30
5.60
5.90
6.20
6.90
6.90
6.70
5.88
2010/11
6.60
6.80
6.40
5.60
4.60
4.20
4.40
4.50
4.60
4.80
4.70
4.70
5.16
2011/12
5.20
5.80
5.90
5.40
4.80
4.70
4.80
5.00
5.00
5.10
4.40
4.30
5.03
2012/13
4.80
4.90
4.70
4.30
4.00
3.90
4.10
4.20
4.10
4.10
4.30
4.60
4.33
2013/14
5.00
5.60
5.70
5.50
5.20
5.40
5.20
      
              
1/ September-August. Latest data may be preliminary.
2/ Simple average of monthly prices for the marketing year.
3/ National average prices are used in the calculation. Effective January 1995, prices of commercial feeds are based on current U.S. prices received for corn, soybeans, alfalfa hay, and all wheat.
4/ Pounds of broiler-grower feed equal in value to 1 pound of broiler, live weight.
5/ Pounds of laying feed equal in value to 1 dozen market eggs.
6/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 pounds of hog, live weight.
7/ Pounds of 16-percent-protein mixed dairy feed equal in value to 1 pound of whole milk.
8/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 pounds of steer and heifers, live weight.
9/ Pounds of turkey-grower feed equal in value to 1 pound of turkey, live weight.
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Prices.
Date run: 4/11/2014