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  • May 15, 2014
    blog

    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
    audio

    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
    blog

    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
    blog

    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
    video

    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
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 19, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Apr. 19, 2014

    Feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady to $2 lower across much of the country, but mostly steady to $2 higher in the Southeast. Record prices have leveled off the last couple of weeks with the fed cattle market struggling to hold its ground and most of the more aggressive stocker orders having been filled. Get all the details in this week's Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report....More
  • Apr 16, 2014
    video
    Beef

    Meat Market Update | April 12

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, April 11, was $222.12, which was $6.62 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 863 loads and was about 12% of the total sales for the week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 12, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 1

    Cattle feeder markets prices fell for the first time in months this week. Demand for beef remained steady however and crowds were reportedly sizeable in the few major cattle auction markets that had a good run this week. Overall, feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady, mostly from $3/cwt. lower to $3 higher....More
  • Apr 10, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | April 5

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, April 4 was $228.74, which was $5.72 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 737 loads and was about 11% of the total sales for the week....More
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