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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014

  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 27, 2015
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    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
  • Wes Ismael
    Feb 21, 2015
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    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
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 14, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

    Cash, calf and feeder markets continue to build on the previous weeks gains with calves and feeders bringing steady money to $5 higher. Trade in the Southeast was more in the range of $4-$8/cwt higher as stocker operators look to lock up grass cattle sooner rather than later....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Dec 6, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

    Cash calf and feeder cattle continued riding tight supplies to stronger prices this week. Calves sold steady to $5/cwt. higher with plenty of instances of $10-$15 higher, compared to the last fully established market two weeks ago. Yearling feeders traded unevenly steady with the most price advance early in the week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 28, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

    Although cash calf and feeder markets were only partially tested during the holiday week, calves and yearlings traded steady to $5/cwt. higher in early-week auctions. Feeder-cattle futures extended losses as feed lot margins remain under pressure, according to John Otte, Penton market analysts explained on Wednesday. Although feed grain prices have fallen to the lowest levels in years, feeder-cattle costs have climbed higher than the ascent in live fed cattle prices, sparking concerns about demand for light-weight animals....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 21, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

    Continued snug supplies and more farmer-feeders in the buying crowd as harvest winds up, helped calf prices trade steady to $5/cwt. higher this week throughout the Southern Plains and Northern Plains. There were instances of $8-$10 higher. Remaining yearling feeder cattle on offer traded fully steady to $3 higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 15, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

    Yearling feeder cattle continued to underpin auction prices this week, bringing steady money to instances of $5/cwt. higher according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Week-to week, Feeder Cattle futures were an average of $4.59 higher across the board....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 8, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

    Buyers paid steady to firm money for the shrinking supplies of yearling cattle this week. Calves in the Southern Plains and Southeast traded steady to $5 higher with demand for stocker cattle to send to wheat pasture. Up north, though, calves traded mostly $5 lower with instance of $10 lower....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 1, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

    Price levels remain very attractive for yearlings coming off grass with good weighing conditions and strings of long-time weaned, fancy calves. The other side of the coin is extreme prejudice against un-weaned, fleshy bawlers (high risk) selling, in many cases, in small consignments of mixed quality and color. All in all, with supplies growing tighter, true yearling prices this week traded steady to firm in the cattle markets with instances of $5/cwt. higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 25, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

    Notwithstanding the fact that calf and feeder prices remain amid the historic ether and that supplies remain exceedingly tight, situational economics pressured calf prices this week. For one thing, there is the seasonal increase in auction receipts, comprised of more spring-born calves....More

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