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  • 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

    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
  • Feb 7, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 08, 2014

    Lower undertones were prevalent on all classes of feeder cattle on reduced receipts with prices ranging steady to mostly $5/cwt. and lower where trends were applicable. Get the latest cattle market audio report from Beef magazine and Wes Ishmael....More
  • Feb 1, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 01, 2014

    It wasn’t a free-fall but the wholesale beef market certainly made strides to return to normalcy following the price spike of recent weeks, which was spurred along by short-bought buyers and supply disruptions dues to winter weather. Choice boxed beef cutout value reached a record $240.05/cwt. January 22—it ballooned $40 in less than a month. On Jan. 31, it was $223.39, but still about $23 higher than when the new year began....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 29, 2013
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

    Calves and yearlings traded near steady in a holiday-shortened week that was also disrupted by winter weather. Eroding corn prices, pressured by bumper yields continue to support Feeder Cattle....More
  • Nov 22, 2013
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 1

    Between calves dominating the seasonal mix, the holiday week ahead and beef demand pressures, calf and feeder cattle prices faded some this week. Listen to the complete cattle market report for the week ending Nov. 23, 2013....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 16, 2013
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

    In this week's Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report, calf and feeder cattle prices continue to run counter to traditional seasonal trends. Steer and heifer calves sold $1-$4/cwt. higher last week, with plenty of instances of prices $8-$10 higher....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 9, 2013
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

    In the cattle market report for November 9, 2013, calf and feeder prices continued their counter-seasonal glide this week, but yearling prices edged lower for the first time since May. Tight supplies of true yearling feeders continued mostly steady but there was some weakness noted mid-to-late week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 1, 2013
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

    Steer and heifer calves sold mostly steady this week with instances of as much as $5/cwt. higher. The advance was primarily in the Southeast and the Southern Plains winter wheat region, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Friday....More
  • Oct 26, 2013
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

    The contra-seasonal price rally enjoyed by those selling calves and feeder cattle in recent weeks finally spread to fed cattle. In fact, analysts with the agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) explained Friday that fed cattle prices shattered the previous all-time record high achieved in May....More
  • Oct 18, 2013
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013

    Calf and feeder prices continued the steep climb higher last week, with few signs of slowing much at auction. Weighted regional feeder cattle prices were $2-$5 higher than when last reported Sept. 27. Price trends for calves were even steamier in parts of the country, although AMS analysts point out 6-weights are under the typical seasonal price pressure that comes with supply outpacing demand....More

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