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weekly cattle market outlook
Nov 19, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Buyers very cautious because of wide price swings

Yearlings declined in prices, but calves improved a little, regaining some of what they lost the previous week. Buyers are very cautious even on days that the CME rallied because of the wide day to day swings....More
Wes Ishmael
Nov 14, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Cash calf and yearling prices continued dropping like a rock in tandem with crashing futures prices. Calves traded mostly $10-$20 per cwt lower with instances of $25-$30 lower. The sparse supply of yearlings sold mostly $5-$15 lower lower. Direct trade was mostly $5-$12 lower, in spite of hopes and expectations....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Nov 12, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Prices decline on heels of massive CME drop

Feeder cattle prices declined on the heels of the massive declines on the CME. Buyers continue to stick very close to their ability to hedge cattle. Yearling feeder cattle $5-16 lower and calves $12-24 lower. However, they actually saw some improvement at times in recent weeks due to aggressive bidding and excellent wheat pasture conditions....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Nov 5, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Fall feeder cattle run in full swing

The fall run for feeder cattle is in full swing with 36,500 head at our test auctions, which was 11,000 head more than the previous week....More
Wes Ishmael
Oct 31, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Calves are starting to dominate receipts and prices were very uneven, trading in wide price trends in all areas with demand fairly inconsistent, reported the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Friday. Calves traded from steady to $5 per cwt higher to $5 lower with instances ranging from $10 lower to $10 higher depending, in many cases, on location and quality. Feeder prices sold steady to firm this week with instances of $3 on either side of even....More
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Oct 29, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Lighter weight feeders show improvement

The receipts at slaughter cow test auctions dropped, but were still high at 5,900 head. The trends were uneven and erratic but mostly steady to weak. Ninety percent trimmings, which are the largest product from cows, have dropped $60 since the beginning of September and have put a lot of pressure on cow prices....More
Wes Ismael
Oct 23, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Calf and feeder prices continued to rebound this week amid plenty of uncertainty. Calves weighing less than 500 lbs. sold $5-$15 per cwt higher. Calves heavier than 500 lbs. and yearlings sold steady to $5 higher with instances of $10 higher. Cattle futures were higher, too, and felt less than settled at the end of the week....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Oct 22, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Normal fall run heats up

Feeder cattle prices have improved again which has really got the normal fall run started with over 32,000 head in our test auctions in six states....More
Wes Ismael
Oct 17, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Cattle prices continued to rally higher for the second consecutive week, led by cattle futures retracing some of the recent losses, as well as continuing gains in wholesale beef values. Feeder calves traded $10-$20 per cwt higher this week with instances of $25 higher....More
Wes Ishmael
Oct 9, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Cash calf and feeder prices finally took a step higher this week—from mid-week onward—with calves trading firm to $5 per cwt higher (instances of $10 higher) and yearlings bringing $3-$10 more. It seems too early to determine if a change in the market has found its bearings. The sharp move higher in cattle futures came without any positive news in the cattle markets....More

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