Ed Uvacek

Articles by Ed Uvacek
Calves remain in a favorable position
The cattle market held extremely steady during May. Choice fed steers in the Amarillo feedlot area didn't vary much over a dollar throughout the month.
Time is running out on fed market
The cattle market remained steady in April. Choice Amarillo slaughter steers moved up $1 and stayed there. The feeder cattle and calf market also held
Placement figures are Worrisome
The fed cattle market showed a little more improvement in March. Choice Amarillo slaughter steers ended the month about $2/cwt. higher than in February.Feeder
Market is poised to jump
February brought improvement. Fed Choice steers in the Amarillo area moved up $2/cwt. by mid-month. Prices held steady there and ended February $3.50/cwt.
Calf picture continues to brighten
Thus far, 1999 has offered real encouragement to cattlemen. Fed Choice steers in the Amarillo area moved up $4/cwt. in January but lost some gain later
New year will bring better prices
The cattle market ended 1998 with soft undertones. Some strength came right at year's end but due to holidays, gains were greatly limited.Feeder cattle
1999 looking good for ranchers
The market gave up a dollar or two early in September but regained it later in the month. Choice fed slaughter cattle in the Amarillo area began October
Fall premiums possible
The cattle market lost more ground in August with slaughter steers giving up another $2. After seesawing in the high $50s for most of August, weakness
Steady feeder prices ahead
The cattle market moved down in July with fed cattle losing $3/cwt. Choice Amarillo slaughter steer prices dipped into the $50s toward the final weeks
Far from a great year
The cattle market lost a little ground during June. Both fed Choice steers and feeders in the Amarillo feedlot area ended the month about a dollar lower.
Branded beef has its problems
Whenever cattle prices are in trouble, one of the first "solutions" is to dump the federal grading system and move to private branding. Before we embark
Demand depends on definition
The controversy over beef demand continues to surface every few months. Is it improving or getting worse? The problem hinges a little on your definition
USDA publishes new feedlot numbers
The cattle market improved a little during March. Fed Choice steers in the Amarillo area ended the month about $2 higher than April.In contrast, feeder
Fed market to recover in spring
The cattle market weakened slightly during February, particularly in the final week of the month. Choice fed steers in the Amarillo area remained in a
The year of the rancher
The fed cattle market displayed weakness in January, ending the month in the Amarillo feedlot area at $63/cwt. While down almost $3/cwt. from the December
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