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  • 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
  • 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
  • Wes Ismael
    Oct 17, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

    Cattle prices continued to rally higher for the second consecutive week, led by cattle futures retracing some of the recent losses, as well as continuing gains in wholesale beef values. Feeder calves traded $10-$20 per cwt higher this week with instances of $25 higher....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 9, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

    Cash calf and feeder prices finally took a step higher this week—from mid-week onward—with calves trading firm to $5 per cwt higher (instances of $10 higher) and yearlings bringing $3-$10 more. It seems too early to determine if a change in the market has found its bearings. The sharp move higher in cattle futures came without any positive news in the cattle markets....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 2, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015

    Calves sold mostly $5-$10 per cwt lower and feeder cattle traded $5-$10 lower as the week progressed. Calf prices have lost a third of their value in just a few short months; any class of feeder calves looks unattractive to buy as the bottom continues to succumb in this market free-fall. Cash fed and feeder cattle prices, along with the futures continue to slide....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Sep 26, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept, 26, 2015

    Increasingly bearish fundamentals this week continued to compound expected seasonal pressures and shove prices lower for all classes of cattle. Yearling feeders traded $5-$10 per cwt lower with instances of $15 lower, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Calves sold mostly $5-$15 lower with instances of $20 lower in the Midwest and Southeast....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Sep 18, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept, 19, 2015

    Cattle markets continued to lose ground this week with increasingly bearish market fundamentals magnifying seasonal price doldrums. Yearling feeders traded $5-$15 per cwt lower this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. Calves sold $10-$20 lower with instances of $25 lower....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Sep 11, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept, 12, 2015

    Continued volatility in financial markets, heavier carcass weights and slower market speeds all worked against cattle prices this week. Notwithstanding a surge in cattle futures prices on Tuesday, cash calf and feeder cattle prices could muster only steady money at best, as futures prices hovered and then crumbled again on Friday....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Sep 4, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept, 5, 2015

    Price swings were narrower and the pressure was softer, but plenty of uncertainty continued weighing on cattle markets this week. Overall, yearlings sold mostly steady to $3 per cwt higher, calves sold steady to $5 higher. Most of those gains came from early to mid-week, as the market sought correction from the previous week’s steep plunge....More

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