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  • Jun 11, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | Fed Cattle Prices See Boost From Volume Increases

    Beef prices were just a little lower for the week ending June 7, but volume jumped and packers became more aggressive, which helped support the increase in fed cattle prices....More
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    Jun 7, 2014
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    Should You Expand Your Cowherd? Take This Test 1

    Should your cow herd get bigger or get better before it gets bigger? BEEF Columnist Harlan Hughes looks at expansion possibilities in the first of his three-part Market Advisor series....More
  • Jun 4, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | Beef Prices Jump, But Volume Decreases

    In this week's boxed beef market, price jumped but volume saw a dramatic drop. However, that is normal (compared to previous years) for the week following the Memorial Day holiday. Retailers tend to stock up ahead of the holiday and then fall back to normal sales volume after....More
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    May 30, 2014
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    These Are Tough Times In Which To Be A Market Bear

    The warm-up in weather has allowed grills to finally get fired up across the country, while favorable crop planting conditions has caused the corn market to weaken. If you throw in the tragic estimates that as many as 7 million baby pigs have succumbed to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), things look pretty good for the beef industry....More
  • May 28, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | Daily Choice Cutout Ends Week $6 Higher

    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
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    May 21, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | Memorial Day Sales Fall Below Average

    The Daily Choice Cutout ended the week of Friday, May 17 at $225.98, which was $2.72 higher than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 739 loads, and was about 11% of the sales for the week....More
  • May 16, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | May 10

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, May 9, was $223.26, which was $5,12 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 839 loads, and was about 12% of the sales for the week....More
  • May 15, 2014
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    Market Watch – All Eyes Are On Planting And Demand

    Those watching the markets seem to be focused on two primary things right now – the progress of corn planting and beef demand....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
  • Apr 24, 2014
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    Is There A Game Change Just Ahead For Ranchers?

    My calculated feedlot profits for March 2014-finished cattle are at or near record levels for finished cattle. Feedlots making money appear to be willing and able to bid aggressively for replacements....More
  • Apr 23, 2014
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    Packers Continue To Fuel The Price Run On Live Cattle

    Fed beef processors have been trying all year to douse the red-hot live cattle market. But it seems they’ve been using gasoline instead of water, because the first quarter of 2014 saw new price records repeatedly set in a period unprecedented in the modern history of the market....More
  • Apr 23, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | April 19

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, April 18, was $226.35, which was $4,23 higher than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 891 loads and was about 12% of the total sales for the week....More
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