Cattle Markets


Industry At A Glance: Captive supply and packer profits

  • Wes Ishmael
    May 22, 2015

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, May 23, 2015

    For the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, yearlings traded fully steady to $3 per cwt higher, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Friday, with most of the advance on cattle heavier than 800 pounds. Where tested, calves sold steady with instances of $5 higher....More
  • May 21, 2015

    Meat Market Update | Memorial Day holiday pushes prices higher

    The big news for the week continues to be the demand that is generated by the big grilling holiday. The elevated demand is evident when you look at the graph of the primal loin and rib prices....More
  • May 14, 2015

    Meat Market Update | Upcoming Memorial Day weekend sales supports prices

    The barbeque season and preparations for the Memorial Day weekend are in full swing after a very cool spring in many areas. The lower numbers of out-front sales has ensured that more buyers have participated in the spot trade as they prepare for this first really big grilling holiday, which has supported prices in the daily cutout....More
  • May 14, 2015

    Marginal thinking: We can’t move forward if we’re focused on the past 3

    The fundamental flaw in marginal thinking is that it keeps us from investing in our future, and encourages us to bet that current market conditions and competition will remain the same....More


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