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  • Wes Ismael
    Oct 18, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

    Feeder Cattle futures made decent gains Monday, Oct. 14, and limit-up moves Thursday. They were limit-down $3 across most of the board the other three days. Week-to-week, Feeder Cattle futures were an average of $4.67 lower ($2.05 to $5.72 lower)....More
  • Angus cow
    Oct 15, 2014
    Commentary

    The Quality Market In Beef Is Where The Action Is Today 1

    I learned a long time ago that when people talk about market trends you had better know their bias. So in the interest of full disclosure I should say I’m an Angus breeder; almost by default that tends to put you in the pro-marbling, pro-quality group....More
  • Angus steers
    Oct 15, 2014
    Commentary

    In This Cattle Market, Old Assumptions No Longer Apply 2

    Last week, the fed market set another all-time high. In earlier times, that would be a headline-worthy event, but in today’s extraordinary market times, it’s almost a ho-hum occurrence....More
  • Wes Isnael
    Oct 10, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

    Cash calf and feeder cattle markets continued flexing contra-seasonal muscle this week with yearlings trading $3-$7/cwt. higher. As for calves, the spring crop is usually under considerable price pressure this time of year, sold $5-$10 higher this week. Buyers paid the full price advance for steer calves and yearlings, according to analysts with the Agricultural marketing Service....More
  • Oct 9, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Outstanding Sales Volume Boost Boxed Beef Market

    Sales volume this week was really outstanding when you adjust it for the previous out-front sales which could have easily added roughly 500-800 loads of product that were being shipped each week lately....More
  • raising heifer calves
    Oct 8, 2014
    Commentary

    Heifer Development Costs Are Down, But Opportunity Costs Are Up

    Annual heifer development costs have decreased since 2012 as hay prices have fallen, but heifer opportunity costs have risen dramatically....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 4, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

    Calf and feeder cattle prices have continued to strengthen as the fall roundup gets underway. P. Griffith, economist at the University of Tennessee, says There is little to no weakness evident in calf and feeder cattle markets as we head into October....More
  • Oct 2, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Price Drops Lead To Better Beef Sale Volumes

    The comprehensive Choice cutout dropped for the week ending September 27, but this price dip lead to better sales volumes across the board....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Sep 26, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

    “Calf and feeder cattle prices have continued to strengthen as the engine of the fall roundup starts to rev,” says Andrew P. Griffith, economist at the University of Tennessee in his weekly market comments. “Little to no weakness is evident in calf and feeder cattle markets as we head into October.” Yearling feeder cattle this week traded fully steady to $3 higher....More
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