Here are the latest listings of the U.S. beef industry’s top value-based marketing alliances for cattle and calves. This 2015 edition is the 18th annual listing by BEEF magazine and includes a total of 23 programs categorized by consumer-based programs and calf-based programs....More
The Comprehensive or Average Choice Cutout was only down $1.26 for the week, but has dropped about $16 in the past month, putting it at the lowest level since June 2014. The total volume of Box Beef Sales was down 691 loads....More
The feeder cattle market was $2-$6 lower and instances of up to $10 lower. Buyers have reduced their bids in response to declining finished cattle prices, negative feedlot margins and closeouts along with declining CME prices....More
The Comprehensive or Weekly Average Choice Cutout dropped $8.23 lower, but the total volume also dropped. Normally when we see a big drop in prices we get some additional sales, like we had last week, but not this week....More
Beef producers are charging ahead with herd rebuilding, and will keep significantly more heifers from this year’s calf crop as replacements. The outlook? Continued tightening in the feeder cattle supply. When will the trend reverse?...More
This year’s increasing marketing costs based on increased buy-sell margins are going to be record-high, and are going to substantially reduce the profit potential of this year’s lower costs of gain....More
USDA renewed the furor over imports of beef from regions in Brazil and Argentina known to be historic hotspots for foot-and-mouth disease. Has legislative maneuvering put that issue to rest? Read about that and more in this week’s Trending Headlines.