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

  • Wes Ismael
    Apr 17, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015

    Cattle markets darted sharply in both directions this week, on mostly the same information, as traders tried to determine how much room is left, if any, for prices to grow. Feeder cattle and calves traded steady to mostly $5 lower at the start of the week, amid the lingering hangover from the previous week’s crumbling cattle futures and scant cash fed cattle trade....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Apr 4, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015

    Calves and feeder cattle traded mostly $2-$5 per cwt. higher this week as markets built on the previous week's strength in wholesale beef values and cash fed cattle prices. Receipts are currently made up of growing-lot yearlings and fall-born calves, both carrying considerable flesh, but there seems to be plenty of buyers eagerly bidding on all classes of beef....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 28, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015

    The second week of spring and trade was very active and demand very good as buyers were extremely aggressive to own all weights and classes of cattle," explained the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) reporter on hand for Thursday's sale at Pratt Livestock Auction in Kansas. Feeder steers sold $8-$12 per cwt higher and feeder heifers sold firm to $8 higher....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Mar 21, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

    Calves and feeder cattle traded mostly steady to $5 on either side of steady this first week of spring, depending on location, weight, and buyer, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Eager bidders were abundant marking what could be a good start to the spring cattle markets....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Mar 14, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015

    Yearling feeder cattle sold firm to $5 per cwt higher this week, according to the Agricultural marketing Service (AMS). Calves sold as much as $10-$15 higher compared to the most recent broad market test. Grazing demand, cattle moving from wheat pasture in the South Central Plains, and the first week of weather out of several conducive to widespread marketing, helped push the market ahead....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 6, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015

    In the Midwest and Northern Plains where feeder cattle had good receipts, analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) say buyers were aggressive in getting ready for spring pastures. There were instances of $6-$8/cwt. for yearlings in these areas, while the overall market was mostly firm to $5 higher....More
  • 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

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