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weekly cattle market outlook
Feb 4, 2016
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Fed cattle buyers stay cautious, cow slaughter moves higher

Feeder cattle prices are either side of steady as most buyers are extremely cautious and watching for CME rallies. Tough, muddy conditions in feedlots have also slowed down the refilling of pens in many areas....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Jan 28, 2016
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Feeder prices rally at heels of CME rally

There were good receipts at the feeder cattle test auctions with 33,400 head, about the same as last week and roughly 2,000 above last year. Prices were easily $5-10 higher with instances of $15-20 higher on the heels of the CME rally....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Jan 21, 2016
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Prices continue downward movement

Prices continued the downward movement that began last week and were $5-10 lower with instances up to $15 lower. The calf prices declined the most since they were closer to steady the previous week and caught up with the ongoing declines....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Jan 14, 2016
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Markets close steady to lower

The feeder cattle receipts in our test auctions totaled over 37,000 head and the yearling market was $4-6 lower on the heels of the CME declines. The calf market was steady to weak, but instances were higher as recent moisture is improving the spring grazing outlook....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Jan 7, 2016
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Feeder cattle market sees needed jump

Runs had slowed down prior to Christmas as producers waited and hoped for a turn around after the holidays, and they were rewarded with a massive jump which brought a big run of over 30,000 head to our test auctions....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Dec 17, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Downward plunge continues

The feeder cattle market continues its downward plunge as feedlots and backgrounding operations have endured tremendous losses and lost a lot of equity. Prices were $3-$15 lower for the week....More
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
weekly cattle market outlook
Dec 10, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Market nosedive continues

The feeder cattle test auctions had a very large run with over 48,000 head compared to 16,000 head the previous week. However, prices continue to nose dive as CME prices drop due to falling box beef prices and other bad news items....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Dec 3, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Live cow prices steady because of lower numbers

On the cow slaughter front, the holiday and winter storms kept the numbers low during the past two weeks. The meat prices continue to drop, but the live cow prices were steady to only $1 lower because low numbers at auctions forced buyers to bid more aggressively....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

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