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> Ed Uvacek
After 24 years, farewell!
This represents my final monthly column in BEEF. I've enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you over these many years - 24 years and one month to be exact.
Drought could be a market squelcher
The cattle market held quite steady in September. Fed Choice steers in the Amarillo area held in the mid $60 range, about $2/cwt. below the year ago level.
2000 calf market may be the best ever
The August fed cattle market in the Amarillo feedlot area traded lower until mid-month but then recovered slightly. In the final weeks, the movement was
Feeder supplies will remain tight
July was another "good news - bad news" month. Summer beef demand looks fairly good, feed grain costs are still cheap and, even though feedlot profits
Feds lower: feeders may dip slightly
Amarillo-fed Choice slaughter steers remained steadily in the $69-70 area in June. That represents a loss of about $1.75 from the previous month. In contrast,
Drought is a concern
The cattle market continued to rack up solid gains in April. Choice slaughter cattle in the Amarillo area moved up another $2 and ended the month close
Is demand really improving?
The cattle market finally recorded some solid strength during March. Choice slaughter cattle in the Amarillo feedlot area rose about $3 before the end
Look for great spring prices
The cattle market held steady in February. Fed Choice slaughter steers in the Amarillo feedlot area averaged about $69/cwt. for the month, almost exactly
The bullish picture continues
The fed cattle market remained steady in January. Choice slaughter steers in the Amarillo feedlot area averaged $69/cwt., about on par with the month
Feeder prices should have staying power
While the cattle market seems to have survived the Y2K bug, cattle prices did drift slightly lower in December.The main cause was probably the combination
Millennium will end strong
The cattle market surprised many in November by not only holding its own but actually moving upward. Choice Slaughter steers in the Amarillo feedlot area
Looking good and getting better
The cattle market did quite well in October. Fed Choice steers in the Amarillo feedlot area moved into the $70s by the end of the month, the highest level
Things looking great toward 2000
The cattle market in September held steady most of the month. Fed cattle in the Amarillo feedlot area remained in the $65-66/cwt. range, ending with some
Lower placement levels are good news
Little change occurred in the cattle market in August. Fed Choice slaughter steers in the Amarillo feedlot area fluctuated narrowly around $65/cwt., gaining
Stable fed market should help calves
The cattle market lost ground in June. Fed Choice Amarillo steers held fairly steady in the $64/cwt. range through the month, $2-3 lower than in May.
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