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  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 6, 2015

    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

    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

    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
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 27, 2015

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

    In a week of weather-curtailed receipts, especially in the Southeast and Southwest, yearlings traded $2-$5/cwt. lower. Calves sold unevenly steady. Pressure still looms over the market with neither buyers nor sellers content. About the only market participant satisfied is someone who sold cattle two months ago....More
  • Feb 26, 2015

    Meat Market Update | Choice cutout gains ground ahead of spring grilling season

    The Choice cutout was higher with improved volume in all segments on the heels of the steady improvement that we have been watching on the daily cutout during the last week....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Feb 21, 2015

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

    The cattle market is trying to sort out strength of beef demand and how consumers will respond to pricey beef products as more chicken and pork become available, says Penton market analyst John Otte. Futures markets are currently in the process of re-pricing forward fed and feeder cattle in light of the changing demand picture....More
  • Feb 19, 2015

    Meat Market Update | Wholesale markets see a decline

    The Comprehensive or Average Choice Cutout was $5.60 lower for the week ending Saturday, February 14. Additionally, the cutout saw declining sales volume of 6,102 loads, down 499 loads for the week. The exports and out-front sales also saw a dip....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 14, 2015

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

    Cash, calf and feeder markets continue to build on the previous weeks gains with calves and feeders bringing steady money to $5 higher. Trade in the Southeast was more in the range of $4-$8/cwt higher as stocker operators look to lock up grass cattle sooner rather than later....More
  • Feb 12, 2015

    Meat Market Update | Fresh beef imports increase

    We continue to increase our imports of fresh beef; these fresh beef imports include a large quantity of trimmings that goes into ground beef products. The latest report of imported meat passed for entry into the U.S. for January 31 reported 25,925 metric tons of fresh beef....More


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