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  • Wes Isnael
    Oct 10, 2014
    audio

    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
  • Oct 9, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Outstanding Sales Volume Boost Boxed Beef Market

    Sales volume this week was really outstanding when you adjust it for the previous out-front sales which could have easily added roughly 500-800 loads of product that were being shipped each week lately....More
  • raising heifer calves
    Oct 8, 2014
    Commentary

    Heifer Development Costs Are Down, But Opportunity Costs Are Up

    Annual heifer development costs have decreased since 2012 as hay prices have fallen, but heifer opportunity costs have risen dramatically....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 4, 2014
    audio

    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
  • Oct 2, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Price Drops Lead To Better Beef Sale Volumes

    The comprehensive Choice cutout dropped for the week ending September 27, but this price dip lead to better sales volumes across the board....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Sep 26, 2014
    audio

    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
    audio

    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
  • Sep 17, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Total Sales Volume Tops 7,000 Loads Again

    Another strong week of out-front beef sales pushes the total sales volume over 7,000 loads for the fourth straight week....More
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