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  • Mar 30, 2015
    blog

    Don’t bid away future profits by overpaying for cows 1

    The market price of breeding females is responding to last fall’s high calf prices. Ranchers must be careful not to bid away all the future profit in their added beef cows....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 28, 2015
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 28, 2015

    The second week of spring and trade was very active and demand very good as buyers were extremely aggressive to own all weights and classes of cattle," explained the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) reporter on hand for Thursday's sale at Pratt Livestock Auction in Kansas. Feeder steers sold $8-$12 per cwt higher and feeder heifers sold firm to $8 higher....More
  • Mar 26, 2015
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    Meat Market Update | Exports and out-front sales push volume higher

    The Comprehensive Choice cutout was $1.20 lower but volume jumped up almost 500 loads. The boost in volume was led by exports and out-front sales....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Mar 21, 2015
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015

    Calves and feeder cattle traded mostly steady to $5 on either side of steady this first week of spring, depending on location, weight, and buyer, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Eager bidders were abundant marking what could be a good start to the spring cattle markets....More
  • Mar 19, 2015
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    Meat Market Update | Out-front sales and exports see volume decline

    The comprehensive or average Choice cutout was modestly higher, but volume declined in every segment. The biggest declines were in the out-front sales and exports....More
  • Mar 19, 2015
    blog

    It’s time to change our woeful beef marketing system 1

    When cattle margins return to more historical levels, the need for radical, rapid change to the beef industry marketing system will become more apparent....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Mar 14, 2015
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015

    Yearling feeder cattle sold firm to $5 per cwt higher this week, according to the Agricultural marketing Service (AMS). Calves sold as much as $10-$15 higher compared to the most recent broad market test. Grazing demand, cattle moving from wheat pasture in the South Central Plains, and the first week of weather out of several conducive to widespread marketing, helped push the market ahead....More
  • Mar 12, 2015
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    Meat Market Update | Out-front sales provide boost to weekly volume

    Out-front sales really helped increase weekly sales volume, but a lot of the products were actually priced lower than our current week prices....More
  • Mar 12, 2015
    blog

    Auction talk: Are you a bull, a peacock, a sandbagger or a stealth player?

    An auction is price discovery at its most visceral level. While there are no friends at an auction, it’s a truly friendly competition in which everyone has their own style...More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 6, 2015
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 7, 2015

    In the Midwest and Northern Plains where feeder cattle had good receipts, analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) say buyers were aggressive in getting ready for spring pastures. There were instances of $6-$8/cwt. for yearlings in these areas, while the overall market was mostly firm to $5 higher....More
  • Mar 5, 2015
    video

    Meat Market Update | Higher prices result in lower sales volume

    The Choice box beef cutout jumped $2.86 this week in price, but the volume was the lowest non-holiday week in well over a year. During the previous week, trade saw slightly higher prices with sales volume that jumped and was higher in every category. However, this week's much higher prices brought lower sales volume in every single category....More
  • Mar 4, 2015
    blog

    What’s the value of a bred beef heifer in 2015?

    Harlan Hughes projects that the economic value of a crossbred heifer born in 2013, bred in 2014, and calving in the spring of 2015 will be record-high....More
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