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Increased production challenges beef demand

  • Wes Ismael
    Sep 23, 2016
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

    Calf and feeder buyers appeared more willing this week, bolstered by stability in the wholesale market and the lingering boost from the previous week’s surging fed cattle prices. Calves trended steady to $4 higher, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Feeder steers and heifers traded mostly $3-$5 higher, with instances of $7-$10 higher....More
  • Sep 17, 2016
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

    “There has been little to no positive price improvement in calf and feeder cattle markets since the first week of August,” says Andrew P. Griffith, agricultural economist at the University of Tennessee, in his Friday market comments. Despite hopefulness shown in the futures market, calf prices continued to lose ground—steady to $3 per cwt lower....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Sep 10, 2016
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept. 09, 2016

    Sharply lower fed cattle prices and daily whipsawing by the futures market continued to pressure calf and feeder prices this week. Feeder steers and heifers traded mostly $2-$6 per cwt. lower, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Calves sold mostly $6-$15 lower. The AMS regional weighted average feeder steer price for 6-weight cattle declined $10-$17 in the last two weeks....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 8, 2016
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 09, 2016

    Yearling cattle continued to sell at steady to firm prices this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. Calves, on the other hand, traded steady to $5 per cwt lower as the increasing volume of the new-crop variety enables buyers to get choosier....More

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