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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
Jun 18, 2015
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Meat Market Update | Choice Cutout continues steep decline

The Comprehensive or Average Choice Cutout continued on a steep decline posting the second week in a row of over $7 lower....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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Meat Market Update | Meat prices drastically drop of heels of falling rib & loin

The big news this week was that prices drastically dropped on the heels of the falling rib and loin prices, but volume picked up as retailers prepare for Father's Day. Father's Day, which is the next major grilling holiday, should promote more volume and better prices. Out-front sales don't get delivered for at least 22 days and this week's out-front sales are aimed at Fourth of July, but were lower in prices....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
Jun 4, 2015
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Meat Market Update | Rib and loin lead price decline

Steak meats from the Choice rib and loin, which pushed the cutout higher during the last month ahead of the big grilling holiday, are really starting to fall in price. The Daily Choice loin prices are leading the plunge downward....More

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