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/
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
3.60
3.50
3.70
3.80
3.90
3.80
3.40
3.30
3.44
2013/14
3.70
3.90
4.20
4.20
4.30
4.00
4.60
4.60
4.90
4.80
4.90
4.90
4.42
2014/15
5.90
6.20
5.90
          
              
Market egg-feed
3/ 5/
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
10.40
10.70
8.00
10.90
8.90
8.90
7.90
7.30
9.60
8.60
8.74
2014/15
9.00
10.50
15.20
          
              
Hog-corn
3/ 6/
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
14.80
14.60
13.90
13.80
15.10
18.10
18.90
17.60
18.80
23.00
22.90
17.05
2014/15
21.80
21.60
18.70
          
              
Milk-feed
3/ 7/
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
1.58
1.52
1.48
1.54
1.54
1.52
1.53
1.69
1.59
2013/14
1.88
2.12
2.27
2.30
2.46
2.59
2.55
2.42
2.24
2.20
2.36
2.61
2.33
2014/15
2.97
2.91
2.80
          
              
Steer and heifer-corn
3/ 8/
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
27.60
30.20
29.90
31.70
33.30
33.20
31.80
31.20
32.90
38.70
43.80
32.28
2014/15
45.40
45.80
47.10
          
              
Turkey-feed
3/ 9/
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
5.80
5.30
5.50
5.20
5.40
5.30
5.10
5.40
5.60
6.20
6.80
5.55
2014/15
7.60
8.30
7.70
          
              
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: 12/12/2014