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  • Mar 9, 2014

    Despite Record Prices, Push The Pencil For The Best Selling Option

    Current corn prices are lowering cost of gain, and current marketing buy/sell margins are putting upward pressure on breakeven cost of gain. Be sure to use a sharp pencil in making your post-weaning marketing plans for your 2013 calves....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 7, 2014

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

    Feeder and stocker cattle sold steady to $4 higher this week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. It was a comparatively light test, though, as winter weather curtailed receipts across much of the primary trade areas. Get the latest cattle market report each week on the BEEF magazine website....More
  • Mar 6, 2014

    Liability Risk Is Beginning To Flow Down The Beef Production Chain 7

    The whole topic of liability is a frustrating one for cow-calf producers. After all, a cow-calf producer has no way of controlling what happens to the product once it leaves the ranch. However, in today’s litigious world, someone is going to be sued if a problem develops. Retailers, packers, and feeders tend to be much larger enterprises; thus, they’re much more appealing targets from a trial lawyer’s viewpoint. That doesn’t mean, however, that cow-calf producers are immune from such legal action....More
  • Mar 5, 2014

    Meat Market Update | March 1

    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
  • Mar 2, 2014

    Count On $1,000 Calves & $1,000 Cull Cows For The Next Five Years

    “It’s one thing to be cautious, but it’s another thing to be so cynical that you miss taking advantage of an opportunity,” says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist. “This is a different business now. I think we’ve turned the corner.” In fact, as Peel visits with producers and speaks at meetings these days, he’s telling producers to count on $1,000 calves and $1,000 cull cows for the next five years....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 1, 2014

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 01, 2014

    Cash fed cattle prices climbed to new record-highs as packer buyers scrambled for tighter cattle supplies, egged on by strengthening wholesale beef values. This week cash fed cattle sales in Nebraska surged to the new record-high price of $152/cwt....More
  • Feb 25, 2014

    Future Uncertain For California Cattle Feeders 5

    In spite of a $9 million carrot, the National Beef plant in Brawley, CA, will close....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 22, 2014

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

    In this Cattle Market Weekly, the weather allowed significantly more calf and feeder cattle volume to trade at auction this week and buyers were ready. All weights and classes of feeder cattle and calves traded $1-$5/cwt. higher....More
  • Feb 20, 2014

    Fewer Cattle Numbers & COOL Claim Another Packer 10

    The closure of the Brawley, CA, packing plant will be a big blow to feedlots in the region, some of which joined forces to invest $78 million to build the plant in 2001....More


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