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  • 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
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 21, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

    Continued snug supplies and more farmer-feeders in the buying crowd as harvest winds up, helped calf prices trade steady to $5/cwt. higher this week throughout the Southern Plains and Northern Plains. There were instances of $8-$10 higher. Remaining yearling feeder cattle on offer traded fully steady to $3 higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 15, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

    Yearling feeder cattle continued to underpin auction prices this week, bringing steady money to instances of $5/cwt. higher according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Week-to week, Feeder Cattle futures were an average of $4.59 higher across the board....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 8, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

    Buyers paid steady to firm money for the shrinking supplies of yearling cattle this week. Calves in the Southern Plains and Southeast traded steady to $5 higher with demand for stocker cattle to send to wheat pasture. Up north, though, calves traded mostly $5 lower with instance of $10 lower....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 1, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

    Price levels remain very attractive for yearlings coming off grass with good weighing conditions and strings of long-time weaned, fancy calves. The other side of the coin is extreme prejudice against un-weaned, fleshy bawlers (high risk) selling, in many cases, in small consignments of mixed quality and color. All in all, with supplies growing tighter, true yearling prices this week traded steady to firm in the cattle markets with instances of $5/cwt. higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 25, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

    Notwithstanding the fact that calf and feeder prices remain amid the historic ether and that supplies remain exceedingly tight, situational economics pressured calf prices this week. For one thing, there is the seasonal increase in auction receipts, comprised of more spring-born calves....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Oct 18, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

    Feeder Cattle futures made decent gains Monday, Oct. 14, and limit-up moves Thursday. They were limit-down $3 across most of the board the other three days. Week-to-week, Feeder Cattle futures were an average of $4.67 lower ($2.05 to $5.72 lower)....More
  • Wes Isnael
    Oct 10, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

    Cash calf and feeder cattle markets continued flexing contra-seasonal muscle this week with yearlings trading $3-$7/cwt. higher. As for calves, the spring crop is usually under considerable price pressure this time of year, sold $5-$10 higher this week. Buyers paid the full price advance for steer calves and yearlings, according to analysts with the Agricultural marketing Service....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 4, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

    Calf and feeder cattle prices have continued to strengthen as the fall roundup gets underway. P. Griffith, economist at the University of Tennessee, says There is little to no weakness evident in calf and feeder cattle markets as we head into October....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Sep 26, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

    “Calf and feeder cattle prices have continued to strengthen as the engine of the fall roundup starts to rev,” says Andrew P. Griffith, economist at the University of Tennessee in his weekly market comments. “Little to no weakness is evident in calf and feeder cattle markets as we head into October.” Yearling feeder cattle this week traded fully steady to $3 higher....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Sep 19, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

    Prices for cash calves and feeder cattle strengthened again this week while fed cattle prices and wholesale beef values kept softening. Yearling feeders traded fully steady to $5/cwt. higher. Most of the gain came in the Northern Plains as the supply of grass yearlings is running out....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Sep 13, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

    Snug supplies and the previous week’s spike in cash fed cattle prices helped yearling feeder cattle trade $3-$8/cwt. higher this week. Calves traded at steady money to $5 higher. In cattle futures, though, bears and bulls continued their volatile game of chicken: near limit-up futures moves and contract highs to start the week spurred by cash optimism the previous week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 26, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 1

    In this week's cattle market report, despite the toppy feel to the market and a high percentage of the current offering being new-crop calves, analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) said Friday that it is hard to call demand any lighter as cattle buyers remain active for all classes of feeders. Feeder calves traded mostly unevenly steady this week, while yearlings feeder cattle continued to march ahead at steady money to $3/cwt. higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 19, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Apr. 19, 2014

    Feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady to $2 lower across much of the country, but mostly steady to $2 higher in the Southeast. Record prices have leveled off the last couple of weeks with the fed cattle market struggling to hold its ground and most of the more aggressive stocker orders having been filled. Get all the details in this week's Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 12, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 1

    Cattle feeder markets prices fell for the first time in months this week. Demand for beef remained steady however and crowds were reportedly sizeable in the few major cattle auction markets that had a good run this week. Overall, feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady, mostly from $3/cwt. lower to $3 higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 4, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

    In this week's Cattle Markey Weekly Audio Report, feeder cattle traded $1-$4/cwt. higher and up to $8 higher near major grazing areas for thinner-fleshed stockers suitable for grass. Direct markets were very active this past week and posted the full advance on feeder cattle, despite CME cattle futures being under pressure early in the week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 29, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014

    Despite what some considered to be a bearish Cattle on Feed report the previous Friday, feeder cattle prices and futures charged ahead again this week. The CME Feeder Cattle Index jumped $4.62 higher week-to-week, closing Friday at $178.55. Feeder Cattle futures increased an average of $3.05 across the board week-to-week....More
  • Mar 21, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

    Cattle and beef markets started showing possible signs of wear this week, but continued to command historically high prices. Calf and stocker cattle sold steady to $5 higher overall. Near the major grazing regions, though, 6-weight grass cattle traded fully $6-$8 higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 14, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Mar. 15, 2014

    Stocker cattle and calves traded $2-$6/cwt. higher this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The full advance was noted in the Southeast as summer grazers try to get stockers assembled and straightened out before turn-out dates arrive....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 7, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 8, 2014

    Feeder and stocker cattle sold steady to $4 higher this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. It was a comparatively light test, though, as winter weather curtailed receipts across much of the primary trade areas. Get the latest cattle market report each week on the BEEF magazine website....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 1, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014

    Cash fed cattle prices climbed to new record-highs as packer buyers scrambled for tighter cattle supplies, egged on by strengthening wholesale beef values. This week cash fed cattle sales in Nebraska surged to the new record-high price of $152/cwt....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 22, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

    In this Cattle Market Weekly, the weather allowed significantly more calf and feeder cattle volume to trade at auction this week and buyers were ready. All weights and classes of feeder cattle and calves traded $1-$5/cwt. higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 14, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

    After moderating briefly during weather-related market disruptions the past couple of weeks, calf prices took another step forward at auction this week. Steers weighing less than 800 lbs. and heifers weighing less than 700 lbs. traded firm to $5/cwt. higher....More

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