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  • Mar 2, 2014
    Commentary

    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
    audio

    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
    blog

    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
    audio

    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
    blog

    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
  • Feb 19, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Comprehensive Choice Cutout Posts $9 Loss Week Over Week

    Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade. The Daily Choice Cutout ended the week of Friday, Feb. 14 at $207.68, which was $3.09 lower than the previous Friday. The Comprehensive Choice Cutout ended at $208.46, down $9.28 from the previous week. Total loads sold for the Comprehensive Choice Cutout was 6575, up 450 loads from the previous week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Feb 14, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

    After moderating briefly during weather-related market disruptions the past couple of weeks, calf prices took another step forward at auction this week. Steers weighing less than 800 lbs. and heifers weighing less than 700 lbs. traded firm to $5/cwt. higher....More
  • Feb 14, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | February 8

    Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade. The Daily Choice Cutout ended the week of Friday, Feb. 7 at $210.77, which was $12.72 lower than the previous Friday, but that was with 770 loads sold for the week. However, this cutout had been as high as $240, dropping nearly $30....More
  • Feb 10, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | February 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. Find more cattle price news or bookmark our commodity price page for the minute-by-minute updates....More
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