An improved outlook for 2023

An improved outlook for 2023

A cow/calf operator in eastern South Dakota says from cattle markets to crops he’s optimistic about 2023.

Todd Wilkinson tells Brownfield this year is off to a better start than he could have expected.  “I think we’re going to have a bang-up year,” he says. 

Wilkinson, who is also president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the outlook right now for cow/calf producers is impressive.

“They are enjoying prices that they have only dreamed about and with the cost of production being what it is for them to actually be able to get a return on their investment, it’s phenomenal,” he says. 

And it’s setting up to be a better-than-average year for corn and soybean producers.