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  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 12, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 1

    Cattle feeder markets prices fell for the first time in months this week. Demand for beef remained steady however and crowds were reportedly sizeable in the few major cattle auction markets that had a good run this week. Overall, feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady, mostly from $3/cwt. lower to $3 higher....More
  • Apr 10, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | April 5

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, April 4 was $228.74, which was $5.72 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 737 loads and was about 11% of the total sales for the week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 4, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014

    In this week's Cattle Markey Weekly Audio Report, feeder cattle traded $1-$4/cwt. higher and up to $8 higher near major grazing areas for thinner-fleshed stockers suitable for grass. Direct markets were very active this past week and posted the full advance on feeder cattle, despite CME cattle futures being under pressure early in the week....More
  • Apr 2, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | March 29

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, March 28 was $234.46, which was $5.70 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 718 loads and was about 10% of the total sales for the week....More
  • Mar 30, 2014
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    Harlan Projects $276/Cow Profit In 2014

    After another month of record cattle prices. I’d planned on moving to another subject in my April 2014 column, but I am compelled to the observations of my mid-month price analysis. Figure 1 presents the eastern Wyoming-western Nebraska sale-barn prices for the week of Feb. 15. All steer calves weighing less than 620 lbs. brought over $200/cwt., 800-lb. feeder steers averaged $170/cwt., and 10 head of 1,053-lb. feeder steers sold for $150/cwt....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Mar 29, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014

    Despite what some considered to be a bearish Cattle on Feed report the previous Friday, feeder cattle prices and futures charged ahead again this week. The CME Feeder Cattle Index jumped $4.62 higher week-to-week, closing Friday at $178.55. Feeder Cattle futures increased an average of $3.05 across the board week-to-week....More
  • Mar 26, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | March 22

    "The beef daily choice cutout for Friday, March 21, was $240.16, which was 28¢ lower than the previous Friday," says Ed Czerwien, USDA. "The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 622 loads, and was about 9% of the total sales for the week."...More
  • Mar 21, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

    Cattle and beef markets started showing possible signs of wear this week, but continued to command historically high prices. Calf and stocker cattle sold steady to $5 higher overall. Near the major grazing regions, though, 6-weight grass cattle traded fully $6-$8 higher....More
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