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COOL tariffs could cost beef big

  • Wes Ismael
    Dec 11, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

    Bright spots were few and far between as calves and yearlings traded mostly $5-$12 per cwt lower to start the week before trending $10-$20 lower with instances of $25-$30 lower, according to the Agricultural marketing Service (AMS). Feeder cattle buyers also remain very cautious and very selective on quality and condition, quick to discount anything that is un-weaned and carrying too much flesh....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 28, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

    Calves traded mostly steady to $10 per cwt. higher at major auctions—in a light test of calves weighing less than 500 pounds—ahead of the Thanksgiving break, according to the Agricultural marketing Service (AMS). Yearlings traded steady to $4 higher. Direct trade was firm with instances of $3 higher. There was too little reported trade through Friday afternoon to trend weekly cash fed cattle prices. The previous week, dressed sales in the north were $3-$7 less at $195/cwt. Live sales were $2-$5 lower at $123-$129....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 14, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

    Cash calf and yearling prices continued dropping like a rock in tandem with crashing futures prices. Calves traded mostly $10-$20 per cwt lower with instances of $25-$30 lower. The sparse supply of yearlings sold mostly $5-$15 lower lower. Direct trade was mostly $5-$12 lower, in spite of hopes and expectations....More

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