Cattle Markets http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en Corn Prices Find Apparent Floor http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-find-apparent-floor <div class="field-deck"> If USDA data is correct, the average corn price looks to be around $4.50/bu. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The estimated acreage for corn to be planted this year was about 1 million acres less than pre-report estimates. Some analysts believe the USDA figure is too light and that there could be more downside price risk to corn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-find-apparent-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-find-apparent-floor#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:03:00 +0000 73611 at http://beefmagazine.com Late, Dry Spring Threatens Expansion http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/late-dry-spring-threatens-expansion <div class="field-deck"> Five states among the top 10 beef cattle states have the largest areas (percent of state area) of marginal drought conditions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Current weather outlooks expect drought to persist into the summer from southwest Kansas to areas south and west. “An El Niño is forecast to develop this summer or fall, which will likely bring some relief to much of this region but perhaps not soon enough to avoid additional liquidation in the first half of 2014,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specilist at Oklahoma State University.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/late-dry-spring-threatens-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/late-dry-spring-threatens-expansion#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:55:00 +0000 73601 at http://beefmagazine.com Calf Prices Meet Resistance http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/calf-prices-meet-resistance <div class="field-deck"> Feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady, mostly from $3/cwt. lower to $3 higher. Grass-ready cattle continue to receive the stoutest demand. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tumbling wholesale beef values pressured cattle markets this week. On the one hand, declining wholesale beef values point to tougher sledding with consumers, especially as more volume enters the market. On the other hand, spot Live Cattle futures continue to offer cash support to fed cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/calf-prices-meet-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/calf-prices-meet-resistance#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:46:00 +0000 73591 at http://beefmagazine.com Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014 <div class="node-body audio-body">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. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="Wes Ishmael" src="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2014/04/use-one_0.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://beefmagazine.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/site-files/beefmagazine.com/files/podcast/audio/FINAL041214.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=5201280">FINAL041214.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-market-weekly/cattle-market-weekly-audio-report-saturday-apr-12-2014#comments Cattle Market Weekly Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:53:00 +0000 73581 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>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.</p> <p>&ldquo;Perhaps feeder markets have reached the point of topping or even tipping as the word &lsquo;lower&rsquo; reared its ugly heady in market reports across the country for the first time in months,&rdquo; said analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Friday.</p> <p>&ldquo;Most pressure was seen on heavyweight feeders over 800 lbs. and soft new-crop calves that are progressively making up a larger percentage of receipts,&rdquo; AMS analysts say. &ldquo;As a whole, offerings are currently less attractive than usual with receipts mostly made up of growing-lot yearlings and fall-born calves, both carrying considerable flesh.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen to the <strong>Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report</strong> every Saturday morning on the <em>BEEF</em> magazine website. This is your report for Saturday Apr. 12, 2014.</p> Meat Market Update | April 5 http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-april-5 <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, April 4 was $228.74, which was $5.72 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 737 loads and was about 11% of the total sales for the week.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-april-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-markets/meat-market-update-april-5#comments Cattle Markets Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:22:00 +0000 73491 at http://beefmagazine.com Chinese Market To Lead Global Demand For Beef http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/chinese-market-lead-global-demand-beef <div class="field-deck"> While the U.S. beef and cattle markets will remain strong and volatile, Chinese beef demand will be the major global market factor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s long been said that U.S. cattlemen produce for a global market. And indeed they do. While the forecast is for the U.S. beef and cattle markets to remain volatile as they respond to ever tightening supplies, on the international front however, it’s Chinese beef demand that will drive market dynamics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/chinese-market-lead-global-demand-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/chinese-market-lead-global-demand-beef#comments Cattle Prices Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 73401 at http://beefmagazine.com Hope for COOL Injunction Lives On http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/hope-cool-injunction-lives <div class="field-deck"> Appeals Court vacates previous week's decision to deny COOL injunction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The move for the court to vacate its own decision is unusual, observers say. All 11 judges who sit on the appeals court will now review the case, with oral arguments set for May 19.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/hope-cool-injunction-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/hope-cool-injunction-lives#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:18:00 +0000 73331 at http://beefmagazine.com Corn Prices Gain on Plantings Report http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-gain-plantings-report <div class="field-deck"> Corn growers intend to plant 4% fewer acres in 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At trend line yields, planting intentions for corn would still yield the second largest U.S. corn crop in history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-gain-plantings-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-gain-plantings-report#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 73321 at http://beefmagazine.com Battle For Grass Calves Stretches Prices Further http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/battle-grass-calves-stretches-prices-further <div class="field-deck"> Feeder cattle traded $1-$4/cwt. higher and up to $8 higher near major grazing areas for thinner-fleshed stockers suitable for grass. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although demand for calves and feeders should soften as orders are filled, AMS analysts note, “Many market watchers feel there is still some fuel left in these rockets with available supplies of feeders seasonally tightening and ample on-farm feed storage.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/battle-grass-calves-stretches-prices-further" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/battle-grass-calves-stretches-prices-further#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:04:00 +0000 73311 at http://beefmagazine.com Industry At A Glance: Regional Hay Production By Harvested Acres http://beefmagazine.com/pastureland-values/industry-glance-regional-hay-production-harvested-acres <div class="field-byline"> Nevil Speer, Western Kentucky University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Which comes first when rebuilding – forages or cows? Asked another way, will more forage acreage bring about more cows? Or do more cows ultimately mean more ground committed to forages? Either way, the outcome is the same: more forage ground is necessary to support a larger cowherd over time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/pastureland-values/industry-glance-regional-hay-production-harvested-acres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/pastureland-values/industry-glance-regional-hay-production-harvested-acres#comments Cattle Feed Prices Pasture/Land Values Industry At A Glance Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:41:00 +0000 73271 at http://beefmagazine.com