Cattle Markets


Weather and bearish sentiment pressure calf and feeder prices

  • Mar 4, 2015

    What’s the value of a bred beef heifer in 2015?

    Harlan Hughes projects that the economic value of a crossbred heifer born in 2013, bred in 2014, and calving in the spring of 2015 will be record-high....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 27, 2015

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

    In a week of weather-curtailed receipts, especially in the Southeast and Southwest, yearlings traded $2-$5/cwt. lower. Calves sold unevenly steady. Pressure still looms over the market with neither buyers nor sellers content. About the only market participant satisfied is someone who sold cattle two months ago....More
  • Feb 26, 2015

    Meat Market Update | Choice cutout gains ground ahead of spring grilling season

    News regarding the Choice box beef cutout was positive in all respects. The Choice cutout was higher with improved volume in all segments on the heels of the steady improvement that we have been watching on the daily cutout during the last week....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Feb 21, 2015

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

    The cattle market is trying to sort out strength of beef demand and how consumers will respond to pricey beef products as more chicken and pork become available, says Penton market analyst John Otte. Futures markets are currently in the process of re-pricing forward fed and feeder cattle in light of the changing demand picture....More


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