Multimedia Library - Audio http://beefmagazine.com/media/audio en Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-26-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">In this week's cattle market report, despite the toppy feel to the market and a high percentage of the current offering being new-crop calves, analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) said Friday that it is hard to call demand any lighter as cattle buyers remain active for all classes of feeders. Feeder calves traded mostly unevenly steady this week, while yearlings feeder cattle continued to march ahead at steady money to $3/cwt. higher.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-26-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/04/use-one_2.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL042614.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=4583424">FINAL042614.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-26-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-26-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 26 Apr 2014 06:11:00 +0000 74261 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>In this week&#39;s cattle market report, despite the toppy feel to the market and a high percentage of the current offering being new-crop calves, analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) said Friday that it is hard to call demand any lighter as cattle buyers remain active for all classes of feeders.</p> <p>Feeder calves traded mostly unevenly steady this week, while yearlings feeder cattle continued to march ahead at steady money to $3/cwt. higher.</p> <p>Feeder Cattle futures increased an average of $4.26 from last week&rsquo;s market close on Thursday to Friday&rsquo;s close this week. The CME Feeder Cattle Index ended the week at $179.10, just about a buck shy of the record established earlier this month.</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday Apr. 26, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Apr. 19, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-apr-19-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">Feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady to $2 lower across much of the country, but mostly steady to $2 higher in the Southeast. Record prices have leveled off the last couple of weeks with the fed cattle market struggling to hold its ground and most of the more aggressive stocker orders having been filled. Get all the details in this week's Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-apr-19-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/04/use-one_1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL041914.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=2564598">FINAL041914.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-apr-19-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-apr-19-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:39:00 +0000 73971 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady to $2 lower across much of the country, but mostly steady to $2 higher in the Southeast, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).</p> <p>&quot;Record prices have leveled off the last couple of weeks with the fed cattle market struggling to hold its ground and most of the more aggressive stocker orders having been filled,&rdquo; AMS analysts explained Friday.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;Ten days ago packers were short bought and now they&#39;re not,&rdquo; John Otte, Penton market analyst explained Friday. &ldquo;That means they don&rsquo;t need to chase supplies. That&#39;s letting cash fed cattle prices drift lower, which pressures fed cattle futures.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday Apr. 19, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">Cattle feeder markets prices fell for the first time in months this week. Demand for beef remained steady however and crowds were reportedly sizeable in the few major cattle auction markets that had a good run this week. Overall, feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady, mostly from $3/cwt. lower to $3 higher. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/04/use-one_0.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL041214.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5201280">FINAL041214.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:53:00 +0000 73581 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Cattle feeder markets prices fell for the first time in months this week. Demand for beef remained steady however and crowds were reportedly sizeable in the few major cattle auction markets that had a good run this week. Overall, feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady, mostly from $3/cwt. lower to $3 higher.</p> <p>&ldquo;Perhaps feeder markets have reached the point of topping or even tipping as the word &lsquo;lower&rsquo; reared its ugly heady in market reports across the country for the first time in months,&rdquo; said analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Friday.</p> <p>&ldquo;Most pressure was seen on heavyweight feeders over 800 lbs. and soft new-crop calves that are progressively making up a larger percentage of receipts,&rdquo; AMS analysts say. &ldquo;As a whole, offerings are currently less attractive than usual with receipts mostly made up of growing-lot yearlings and fall-born calves, both carrying considerable flesh.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday Apr. 12, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-05-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">In this week's Cattle Markey Weekly Audio Report, feeder cattle traded $1-$4/cwt. higher and up to $8 higher near major grazing areas for thinner-fleshed stockers suitable for grass. Direct markets were very active this past week and posted the full advance on feeder cattle, despite CME cattle futures being under pressure early in the week.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-05-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/04/use-one.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL040514.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=2496052">FINAL040514.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-05-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-05-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 05 Apr 2014 03:38:00 +0000 73261 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>&ldquo;Record-high price levels continue to be posted daily, and each time rationale draws a line in the sand, cash prices at auction cut a trench right through it,&rdquo; say analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). &ldquo;First, it was 5-weight calves bringing $2/lb. and then it was 6-weight calves yielding $2/lb. This week several Midwestern sales pushed and surpassed $2/lb. for 700 lb. steers.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Overall, feeder cattle traded $1-$4/cwt. higher and up to $8 higher near major grazing areas for thinner-fleshed stockers suitable for grass, according to AMS.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;Direct markets were very active this past week and posted the full advance on feeder cattle, despite CME cattle futures being under pressure early in the week,&rdquo; AMS analysts explain. &ldquo;Corporate feeders are pushing the market in the country as competition in the auctions heats up and sale barn receipts are starting to dry up.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday Apr. 05, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-29-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">Despite what some considered to be a bearish Cattle on Feed report the previous Friday, feeder cattle prices and futures charged ahead again this week. The CME Feeder Cattle Index jumped $4.62 higher week-to-week, closing Friday at $178.55. Feeder Cattle futures increased an average of $3.05 across the board week-to-week.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-29-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/03/use-one_3.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL032914.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5507328">FINAL032914.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-29-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-29-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:11:00 +0000 72931 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Despite what some considered to be a bearish Cattle on Feed report the previous Friday, feeder cattle prices and futures charged ahead again this week. The CME Feeder Cattle Index jumped $4.62 higher week-to-week, closing Friday at $178.55. Feeder Cattle futures increased an average of $3.05 across the board week-to-week.</p> <p>Stocker and feeder cattle sold unevenly steady to $3 higher, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &ldquo;The average price for 6-weight steers in the South Central Region and for 5-weight steer calves throughout the Southeast was slightly lower. Softer fall-born new-crop calves are making their way onto the scene and widening the price spread against the rugged old-croppers,&rdquo; AMS analysts explained Friday.</p> <p>&ldquo;Nevertheless, most top-quality 600 lbs. steers with a longtime-weaned and lightly-fleshed condition suitable for grass yielded prices north of $2/lb. near the major grazing regions.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-22-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">Cattle and beef markets started showing possible signs of wear this week, but continued to command historically high prices. Calf and stocker cattle sold steady to $5 higher overall. Near the major grazing regions, though, 6-weight grass cattle traded fully $6-$8 higher.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-22-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/03/use-one_2.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL032214.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=2456137">FINAL032214.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-22-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-22-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 22 Mar 2014 03:48:00 +0000 72691 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Cattle and beef markets started showing possible signs of wear this week, but continued to command historically high prices, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Friday. Calf and stocker cattle sold steady to $5 higher overall. Near the major grazing regions, though, 6-weight grass cattle traded fully $6-$8 higher.</p> <p>&ldquo;Forward contracting of fall yearlings is already at a sizeable premium to current delivery sales and starting to hint that price levels could go much further,&rdquo; AMS analysts say.<br /> <br /> Feeder cattle weighing more than 800 lbs. sold weak to $2 lower with most of the decline in the Southern Plains.</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report </strong>every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Mar. 15, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-mar-15-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">Stocker cattle and calves traded $2-$6/cwt. higher this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The full advance was noted in the Southeast as summer grazers try to get stockers assembled and straightened out before turn-out dates arrive.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-mar-15-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/03/use-one_1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL031514.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=2521130">FINAL031514.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-mar-15-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-mar-15-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 15 Mar 2014 02:12:00 +0000 72411 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Stocker cattle and calves traded $2-$6/cwt. higher this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The full advance was noted in the Southeast as summer grazers try to get stockers assembled and straightened out before turn-out dates arrive.</p> <p>&ldquo;Many backgrounders are facing the realization that they are going to run out of money before their pastures are filled, with stocker cattle prices roughly 25% higher than last year,&rdquo; according to AMS analysts. &ldquo;Cattle growers may be afforded a rare opportunity to lease pastures in the major grazing areas as grazers start to scale back the number of head they turn out, either due to a lack of capital or a lack of nerve.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report </strong>every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-8-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">Feeder and stocker cattle sold steady to $4 higher this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. It was a comparatively light test, though, as winter weather curtailed receipts across much of the primary trade areas. Get the latest cattle market report each week on the BEEF magazine website.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-8-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/03/use-one_0.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL030814.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=2397832">FINAL030814.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-8-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-8-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:25:00 +0000 72081 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Feeder and stocker cattle sold steady to $4 higher this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. It was a comparatively light test, though, as winter weather curtailed receipts across much of the primary trade areas.</p> <p>&ldquo;Significantly reduced sales were reported in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky where many stocker buyers go to fill their springtime orders,&rdquo; AMS analysts explained Friday.</p> <p>&ldquo;The best demand, where tested, was for heavier stocker cattle weighing 600-750 lbs., which was just right for hard-wintered cattle coming off dry and short wheat pastures in the Southern Plains,&rdquo; AMS analysts say. &quot;Heavily supplemented feeders coming out of grow yards farther north were not as widely accepted, although they still sold handsomely.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the B<em>EEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-01-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">Cash fed cattle prices climbed to new record-highs as packer buyers scrambled for tighter cattle supplies, egged on by strengthening wholesale beef values. This week cash fed cattle sales in Nebraska surged to the new record-high price of $152/cwt.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-01-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/03/use-one.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL030114.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=2644428">FINAL030114.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-01-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-mar-01-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 01 Mar 2014 05:59:00 +0000 71771 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Cash fed cattle prices climbed to new record-highs as packer buyers scrambled for tighter cattle supplies, egged on by strengthening wholesale beef values. This week cash fed cattle sales in Nebraska surged to the new record-high price of $152/cwt.</p> <p>Dressed sales traded at mostly $240/cwt. Cash fed cattle in the Southern Plains traded $5-$6 higher than the previous week at $150/cwt.</p> <p>&ldquo;Live-cattle futures have jumped 10.2% so far this year, a gain that is leading to higher wholesale beef prices and is widely expected to result in record U.S. consumer prices for steaks, ground beef and other products this year,&rdquo; says John Otte, Penton market analyst. . &ldquo;In January, average U.S. retail fresh beef prices reached an all-time high of $5.044 a pound. USDA projects consumer beef prices will gain 3% to 4% overall this year, up from last year&#39;s 2% hike.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014.</p> Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-22-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">In this Cattle Market Weekly, the weather allowed significantly more calf and feeder cattle volume to trade at auction this week and buyers were ready. All weights and classes of feeder cattle and calves traded $1-$5/cwt. higher.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-22-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/02/use-one_2.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL022214.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5272704">FINAL022214.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-22-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-feb-22-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:50:00 +0000 71521 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>The weather allowed significantly more calf and feeder cattle volume to trade at auction this week and buyers were ready. All weights and classes of feeder cattle and calves traded $1-$5/cwt. higher.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;The full advance was most evident on the middle-weight cattle (500-800 lbs.),&rdquo; explained analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Friday. &ldquo;Competition has increased on these cattle and grass interests are becoming more prevalent as winter&rsquo;s tight grip is starting to ease near the major grazing areas.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the Ca<strong>ttle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.</p>