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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
Feb 19, 2015

Meat Market Update | Wholesale markets see a decline

The Comprehensive or Average Choice Cutout was $5.60 lower for the week ending Saturday, February 14. Additionally, the cutout saw declining sales volume of 6,102 loads, down 499 loads for the week. The exports and out-front sales also saw a dip....More
Wes Ishmael
Feb 14, 2015

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
Feb 12, 2015

Meat Market Update | Fresh beef imports increase

We continue to increase our imports of fresh beef; these fresh beef imports include a large quantity of trimmings that goes into ground beef products. The latest report of imported meat passed for entry into the U.S. for January 31 reported 25,925 metric tons of fresh beef....More
Feb 9, 2015

Meat Market Update | Long-term forward contracts up

The biggest component this week was the longer term forward contracts which were 1,440 loads. We have not seen numbers this big since February of 2009 and 2010....More

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