Administrative & Marketing Advantages
Mid-America's versatile computer program offers investors financial analysis and sales projections in a multitude of customized formats. We can output reports daily, weekly, or on-the-spot letting you know how many pounds of feed your cattle consumed today or from the first day they arrived into the yard. We can give you the cost of feed per head per day, the projected rate of gain each day, and the estimated weight of your animals each day, in reports that factor in everything from breed and ration mix to entry condition and place of origin. Cost analysis and break even projections are provided upon request. Mid-America invoices on a semi-monthly basis with an easy to read and understand feed invoice and statement of account balance.
At your request, we will keep you up to date with projections of a finishing date from the first day your cattle arrive at our yard. When that day comes, we will have buyers here to see your cattle. We have 6 packers represented at Mid-America each week, 4 major and 2 regional buying competitively live, or on the rail. Value based marketing or grid marketing is a viable option customers may want to explore too. We also have packers that will buy holsteins. When cattle are finished and ready to be placed on the show list we will keep customers informed and involved in the marketing process. We can market the whole pen or we can sort cattle out of a pen to be sold.
Marketing Assistance & Risk Management
In addition to marketing your cattle to packers when they are on the show list, we can assist with the forward contracting of your cattle. This allows you to price your cattle based on the futures market once your cattle are on feed at Mid-America. We have packer forward basis contracts and Mid-America live cattle contracts. They are dicussed in detail on our Risk Management page.
All feed costs and costs ocurred can be financed through Mid-America at 5% simple interest which may also include transportation and risk management costs. Cattle can be financed through Mid-America with a competitive equity requirement and interest rate. Be sure to call for details!