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Wes Ishmael
Feb 14, 2015

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
Feb 12, 2015

Meat Market Update | Fresh beef imports increase

We continue to increase our imports of fresh beef; these fresh beef imports include a large quantity of trimmings that goes into ground beef products. The latest report of imported meat passed for entry into the U.S. for January 31 reported 25,925 metric tons of fresh beef....More
Feb 9, 2015

Meat Market Update | Long-term forward contracts up

The biggest component this week was the longer term forward contracts which were 1,440 loads. We have not seen numbers this big since February of 2009 and 2010....More
Jan 29, 2015

Meat Market Update | Huge increase in fresh beef imports

High beef prices and the higher value of the dollar are definitely attracting imports. This year we have seen an enormous increase in imports of fresh beef. The latest report of Imported Meat Passed for Entry into the U.S. for January 17 showed 24,230 metric tons of fresh beef were important. That equates to over 53 million lbs. for that week alone....More
Jan 22, 2015

Meat Market Update | Both price & sales volume are up in 2015

The Comprehensive or Weekly Average Choice cutout which includes all types of sales was $6.70 higher and there were 6,325 total loads sold....More

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