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Jun 18, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Feeder cattle receipts decline during normal summer slump

Receipts dropped quite a bit this week which is normal during the summer months when cattle are turned out on pastures. Prices were very mixed and uneven, yearling steers were steady to $2.00 higher as buyers fought over the more limited receipts, but yearling heifers showed weakness....More
Wes Ishmael
Jun 13, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, June 13, 2015

Feeder cattle buyers continue to battle in the ultra-competitive yearling market, especially in the Southern Plains. Yearlings sold steady to $3 per cwt higher. There were instances on $5-$7 higher in the second half of the week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). A narrow and scattered calf offering wobbled ahead unevenly from steady money to $5 higher to $5 lower....More
Jun 11, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Tough week for cow slaughter, feeder cattle market volume higher

The feeder cattle market was primarily steady to 4 higher with a very big run at the test auctions. In fact there were 42,000 head sold compared to 33,000 head the previous week and only 25,000 head last year....More
Wes Ishmael
May 22, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, May 23, 2015

For the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, yearlings traded fully steady to $3 per cwt higher, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Friday, with most of the advance on cattle heavier than 800 pounds. Where tested, calves sold steady with instances of $5 higher....More
Wes Ismael
Apr 17, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015

Cattle markets darted sharply in both directions this week, on mostly the same information, as traders tried to determine how much room is left, if any, for prices to grow. Feeder cattle and calves traded steady to mostly $5 lower at the start of the week, amid the lingering hangover from the previous week’s crumbling cattle futures and scant cash fed cattle trade....More
Wes Ismael
Apr 4, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 4, 2015

Calves and feeder cattle traded mostly $2-$5 per cwt. higher this week as markets built on the previous week's strength in wholesale beef values and cash fed cattle prices. Receipts are currently made up of growing-lot yearlings and fall-born calves, both carrying considerable flesh, but there seems to be plenty of buyers eagerly bidding on all classes of beef....More
Wes Ishmael
Mar 28, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015

The second week of spring and trade was very active and demand very good as buyers were extremely aggressive to own all weights and classes of cattle," explained the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) reporter on hand for Thursday's sale at Pratt Livestock Auction in Kansas. Feeder steers sold $8-$12 per cwt higher and feeder heifers sold firm to $8 higher....More
Wes Ismael
Mar 21, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

Calves and feeder cattle traded mostly steady to $5 on either side of steady this first week of spring, depending on location, weight, and buyer, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Eager bidders were abundant marking what could be a good start to the spring cattle markets....More
Wes Ismael
Mar 14, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015

Yearling feeder cattle sold firm to $5 per cwt higher this week, according to the Agricultural marketing Service (AMS). Calves sold as much as $10-$15 higher compared to the most recent broad market test. Grazing demand, cattle moving from wheat pasture in the South Central Plains, and the first week of weather out of several conducive to widespread marketing, helped push the market ahead....More
Wes Ishmael
Mar 6, 2015
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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

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