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  • 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
  • record beef prices
    Oct 30, 2014

    Record Cattle Prices Have Become Ho-Hum Events 1

    Cattle market reports are so good that it appears that those in the cow-calf industry have probably been too willing of sellers....More
  • Oct 30, 2014

    3 Steps To Negotiating A Great Cow Lease

    A common question I get regarding cow leasing is how the calf crop should be shared. In other words, what’s an equitable lease arrangement? I suggest a 2- or 3-year lease with right of renewal under agreement of both partners....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Oct 25, 2014

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

    Notwithstanding the fact that calf and feeder prices remain amid the historic ether and that supplies remain exceedingly tight, situational economics pressured calf prices this week. For one thing, there is the seasonal increase in auction receipts, comprised of more spring-born calves....More
  • Oct 23, 2014

    Meat Market Update | 50% Trimmings Improve To Boost Cutout Values

    The Comprehensive or Weekly Average Choice Cutout which includes all types of sales was $246.71. The total reported box-beef volume was 6,115 loads which was 526 loads less than the previous week and was the lowest level since mid-August....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Oct 18, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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


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