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Livestock Economics

Tennessee’s livestock industry is of great importance to the state. With Tennessee ranking ninth in number of beef cows, 14th in number of all cattle and calves, second to only Texas in equine and meat goats, the livestock industry contributes 30% of the total farm cash receipts for the state.

We hope that you find information here in our Livestock Economics section to help in your decision-making process for your livestock operation.

Current Marketing Information
Stay up-to-date with daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual information on the livestock industry including futures and options market information, TN auction market sales reports, USDA reports, and much more.

Tennessee Beef Evaluation
The Tennessee Beef Evaluation is an educational program for cow/calf producers to learn about the finishing and packing segments of the beef industry.

Tri-State Conferences
Each year since 2008The University of Tennessee Extension along with Virginia Cooperative Extension and North Carolina Cooperative Extension have presented conferences focusing on cow/calf operations and/or stocker operations.

Both Extension and Research publications in the area of livestock are available here.

Risk Management
Learn more about risk management options for livestock producers such as the Livestock Risk Protection Insurance , futures and options markets, etc.

Newsletters & Useful Links
Stay up-to-date on what is happening in the livestock industry through many useful newsletters and links from UT Extension, the Livestock Information Center, and many other sources.

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Livestock Economics

For additional information, contact Dr. Andrew Griffith

Farm Gauge

UTIA has received a USDA grant to expand the farm financial management database FINBIN to include Tennessee farms. The secured information can then be used for benchmark financial analysis that will be used to improve the profitability, competitiveness, risk management, and overall financial health of Tennessee farms. Learn how you can become involved.


Extension Program

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