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Wes Ismael
Dec 6, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Cash calf and feeder cattle continued riding tight supplies to stronger prices this week. Calves sold steady to $5/cwt. higher with plenty of instances of $10-$15 higher, compared to the last fully established market two weeks ago. Yearling feeders traded unevenly steady with the most price advance early in the week....More
Wes Ishmael
Nov 28, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

Although cash calf and feeder markets were only partially tested during the holiday week, calves and yearlings traded steady to $5/cwt. higher in early-week auctions. Feeder-cattle futures extended losses as feed lot margins remain under pressure, according to John Otte, Penton market analysts explained on Wednesday. Although feed grain prices have fallen to the lowest levels in years, feeder-cattle costs have climbed higher than the ascent in live fed cattle prices, sparking concerns about demand for light-weight animals....More
Wes Ishmael
Nov 21, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Continued snug supplies and more farmer-feeders in the buying crowd as harvest winds up, helped calf prices trade steady to $5/cwt. higher this week throughout the Southern Plains and Northern Plains. There were instances of $8-$10 higher. Remaining yearling feeder cattle on offer traded fully steady to $3 higher....More
Wes Ishmael
Nov 15, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Yearling feeder cattle continued to underpin auction prices this week, bringing steady money to instances of $5/cwt. higher according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Week-to week, Feeder Cattle futures were an average of $4.59 higher across the board....More
Wes Ismael
Nov 8, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Buyers paid steady to firm money for the shrinking supplies of yearling cattle this week. Calves in the Southern Plains and Southeast traded steady to $5 higher with demand for stocker cattle to send to wheat pasture. Up north, though, calves traded mostly $5 lower with instance of $10 lower....More
Wes Ismael
Nov 1, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Price levels remain very attractive for yearlings coming off grass with good weighing conditions and strings of long-time weaned, fancy calves. The other side of the coin is extreme prejudice against un-weaned, fleshy bawlers (high risk) selling, in many cases, in small consignments of mixed quality and color. All in all, with supplies growing tighter, true yearling prices this week traded steady to firm in the cattle markets with instances of $5/cwt. higher....More
Wes Ishmael
Oct 25, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Notwithstanding the fact that calf and feeder prices remain amid the historic ether and that supplies remain exceedingly tight, situational economics pressured calf prices this week. For one thing, there is the seasonal increase in auction receipts, comprised of more spring-born calves....More
Wes Ismael
Oct 18, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Feeder Cattle futures made decent gains Monday, Oct. 14, and limit-up moves Thursday. They were limit-down $3 across most of the board the other three days. Week-to-week, Feeder Cattle futures were an average of $4.67 lower ($2.05 to $5.72 lower)....More
Wes Isnael
Oct 10, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Cash calf and feeder cattle markets continued flexing contra-seasonal muscle this week with yearlings trading $3-$7/cwt. higher. As for calves, the spring crop is usually under considerable price pressure this time of year, sold $5-$10 higher this week. Buyers paid the full price advance for steer calves and yearlings, according to analysts with the Agricultural marketing Service....More
Wes Ishmael
Oct 4, 2014
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Calf and feeder cattle prices have continued to strengthen as the fall roundup gets underway. P. Griffith, economist at the University of Tennessee, says There is little to no weakness evident in calf and feeder cattle markets as we head into October....More

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