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weekly cattle market outlook
Dec 10, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Market nosedive continues

The feeder cattle test auctions had a very large run with over 48,000 head compared to 16,000 head the previous week. However, prices continue to nose dive as CME prices drop due to falling box beef prices and other bad news items....More
weekly cattle market outlook
Dec 3, 2015
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Weekly Cattle Market Wrap-Up | Live cow prices steady because of lower numbers

On the cow slaughter front, the holiday and winter storms kept the numbers low during the past two weeks. The meat prices continue to drop, but the live cow prices were steady to only $1 lower because low numbers at auctions forced buyers to bid more aggressively....More
Wes Ismael
Nov 28, 2015
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Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Calves traded mostly steady to $10 per cwt. higher at major auctions—in a light test of calves weighing less than 500 pounds—ahead of the Thanksgiving break, according to the Agricultural marketing Service (AMS). Yearlings traded steady to $4 higher. Direct trade was firm with instances of $3 higher. There was too little reported trade through Friday afternoon to trend weekly cash fed cattle prices. The previous week, dressed sales in the north were $3-$7 less at $195/cwt. Live sales were $2-$5 lower at $123-$129....More
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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
weekly cattle market outlook
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

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