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Wes Ishmael
Mar 6, 2015

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
Mar 5, 2015

Meat Market Update | Higher prices result in lower sales volume

The Choice box beef cutout jumped $2.86 this week in price, but the volume was the lowest non-holiday week in well over a year. During the previous week, trade saw slightly higher prices with sales volume that jumped and was higher in every category. However, this week's much higher prices brought lower sales volume in every single category....More
Mar 3, 2015
Dow AgroSciences

Pasture drought recovery starts with good weed control practices

A good time to control weeds is when a pasture is coming out of a drought....More
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

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

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