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  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 21, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 8, 2014

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

    Buyers paid steady to firm money for the shrinking supplies of yearling cattle this week. Calves in the Southern Plains and Southeast traded steady to $5 higher with demand for stocker cattle to send to wheat pasture. Up north, though, calves traded mostly $5 lower with instance of $10 lower....More
  • weekly boxed beef report
    Nov 6, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Beef Cutout Price Rally, Volume Decline

    The weekly average Choice Box Beef Cutout price increased following the rally in the Daily Cutout, but volume declined dramatically in every category. Total volume was down almost 1,000 loads compared to the previous week....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Nov 1, 2014

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

    Price levels remain very attractive for yearlings coming off grass with good weighing conditions and strings of long-time weaned, fancy calves. The other side of the coin is extreme prejudice against un-weaned, fleshy bawlers (high risk) selling, in many cases, in small consignments of mixed quality and color. All in all, with supplies growing tighter, true yearling prices this week traded steady to firm in the cattle markets with instances of $5/cwt. higher....More
  • Oct 30, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Boxed Beef Sales Volume Sees Big Boost

    The average Choice Cutout showed a modest increase and gained almost $1.00 in value while every type of sales showed increases in volume. The total sales jumped over 1,000 loads and was supported by dramatic increases in export and out-front sales volume....More


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