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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
Wes Ishmael
Feb 27, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

In a week of weather-curtailed receipts, especially in the Southeast and Southwest, yearlings traded $2-$5/cwt. lower. Calves sold unevenly steady. Pressure still looms over the market with neither buyers nor sellers content. About the only market participant satisfied is someone who sold cattle two months ago....More
Wes Ismael
Feb 21, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

The cattle market is trying to sort out strength of beef demand and how consumers will respond to pricey beef products as more chicken and pork become available, says Penton market analyst John Otte. Futures markets are currently in the process of re-pricing forward fed and feeder cattle in light of the changing demand picture....More
Wes Ishmael
Feb 14, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

Cash, calf and feeder markets continue to build on the previous weeks gains with calves and feeders bringing steady money to $5 higher. Trade in the Southeast was more in the range of $4-$8/cwt higher as stocker operators look to lock up grass cattle sooner rather than later....More
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

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