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Sep 5, 2013
Feeder Focus

Higher Feedlot Cost of Gain Could Spawn Feeding More Yearlings

As stocker value of gain increases in tandem with feedlot cost of gain, Derrell Peel, extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University explains there is more incentive for the industry to add more weight to cattle before they enter the feedlot....More
Sep 4, 2013

Meat Market Update | Out Front Sales See Big Boost

Beef sales volume improved because of the good weather throughout much of the country which helped the last big grilling holiday and no doubt, impacted the restocking orders. The out-front sales were up 200 loads over last week, indicating good demand for late September and October, hopefully making up for the slower demand this spring....More
Aug 29, 2013

Meat Market Update: Comprehensive Choice Cutout Up, Sales Volume Dropped For Week Ending Aug. 24

The comprehensive Choice cutout was up for the week ending Aug. 24, but the sales volume dropped quite a bit....More
Aug 26, 2013

Cattlemen Verify That Sustainability In Beef Industry Improves By 5%

The beef checkoff funded an extensive look at all aspects of sustainability as it relates to beef production, to provide the industry with scientifically valid and bullet-proof data to back up the claim that beef production is sustainable....More
Aug 25, 2013

August 23, 2013 USDA National Feeder Cattle Summary | Could Feeder Market Be Running Out Of Gas?

For the week ending Aug. 23, feeder calves and cattle sold steady to $4 higher across the nation as cattle backgrounders and feeder cattle buyers aggressively tried to get their hands on calves. In fact, trading was just as active on heavier yearlings weighing over 800 lbs. as it was for lightweight steers ready to turn out....More
Aug 22, 2013

Beef Industry Future Looks Positive; China Key To Global Market Success

The Chinese government is realizing that its goal of being 95% sufficient in all aspects of food production is unrealistic, and the opportunities for U.S. beef to go through the front door of the Chinese market are looking up....More
Aug 21, 2013

Meat Market Update | Comprehensive Choice Cutout Up, Big Boost In Total Sales Volume

The daily spot beef volume was only 764 loads for the week, which was the lightest non-holiday week since May and only about 10% of the total boxed beef sales for the week. This no doubt softened the impact of the sharp run-up on the comprehensive choice cutout....More
Aug 15, 2013

Meat Market Update | Comprehensive Choice Cutout Sets More Positive Tone

The comprehensive choice cutout was up over last week setting a much more positive tone for the boxed beef trade. Additional, the primal portion of the spot trade improved as retailers began purchasing product for the upcoming holiday weekend....More
Aug 12, 2013

August 9, 2013 USDA National Feeder Cattle Summary | Feeder Steers & Heifers Steady to $3 Higher

For the week ending August 9, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $3 higher....More

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