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  • Dec 2, 2014
    blog

    Beef demand results continue to be positive

    Beef demand – true beef demand – has increased 16 of the last 17 quarters as measured by the quarterly All Fresh Beef Demand Index....More
  • beef packing plant
    Dec 1, 2014
    blog

    Shrinking cattle supplies reshuffle packer rankings 1

    It’s no exaggeration to say the landscape is littered with mothballed beef packing plants. Because of the shrinking cattle herd, more might share the same fate in the next 2-3 years....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 28, 2014
    audio

    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
  • Nov 22, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Buyers Lock In Holiday Specials; Sales See Boost

    The big increase came in the out-front sales which jumped about 300 loads, a normal seasonal spike during this week. These out-front sales will not be delivered for at least three weeks which will put them between Thanksgiving and Christmas as buyers locked in their post-Thanksgiving advertisement specials....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 21, 2014
    audio

    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
    audio

    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
  • meat market update from ed czerwien
    Nov 13, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Steer Carcass Weight Sets New Record

    Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade....More
  • USDA secretary tom vilsack
    Nov 13, 2014
    blog

    USDA Playing Politics With The National Beef Checkoff 7

    Most cattlemen favor less government control and more producer control. Does anyone seriously believe that would happen if a government agency creates a new beef checkoff?...More
  • Nov 13, 2014
    blog

    Cattle Market Has Proved The Folly Of Being Anti-Trade

    At this point, even advocates of mandatory country-of-origin labeling are beginning to recognize that the law has done little but cost the U.S. beef industry money....More
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