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  • Meat market update
    Dec 11, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Formula sales moderate wild swings in price

    The Comprehensive Choice or average cutout was only $.55 cents lower on the heels of a daily spot Choice cutout that was $4.86 lower by Friday. The cutout was buffered by the formula prices which represented 53 percent of the total sales. Many of the formula sales are priced off of previous sales so they tend to moderate wild swings in prices....More
  • Wes Ismael
    Dec 6, 2014

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

    Cash calf and feeder cattle continued riding tight supplies to stronger prices this week. Calves sold steady to $5/cwt. higher with plenty of instances of $10-$15 higher, compared to the last fully established market two weeks ago. Yearling feeders traded unevenly steady with the most price advance early in the week....More
  • Dec 4, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Rib prices see dramatic gain

    Rib prices increased very dramatically in the last week, jumping another $10 to set new high prices. They have jumped about $60 since the first week of October....More
  • Dec 2, 2014

    Beef demand results continue to be positive

    Beef demand – true beef demand – has increased 16 of the last 17 quarters as measured by the quarterly All Fresh Beef Demand Index....More
  • beef packing plant
    Dec 1, 2014

    Shrinking cattle supplies reshuffle packer rankings 1

    It’s no exaggeration to say the landscape is littered with mothballed beef packing plants. Because of the shrinking cattle herd, more might share the same fate in the next 2-3 years....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 28, 2014

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

    Although cash calf and feeder markets were only partially tested during the holiday week, calves and yearlings traded steady to $5/cwt. higher in early-week auctions. Feeder-cattle futures extended losses as feed lot margins remain under pressure, according to John Otte, Penton market analysts explained on Wednesday. Although feed grain prices have fallen to the lowest levels in years, feeder-cattle costs have climbed higher than the ascent in live fed cattle prices, sparking concerns about demand for light-weight animals....More
  • Nov 22, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Buyers Lock In Holiday Specials; Sales See Boost

    The big increase came in the out-front sales which jumped about 300 loads, a normal seasonal spike during this week. These out-front sales will not be delivered for at least three weeks which will put them between Thanksgiving and Christmas as buyers locked in their post-Thanksgiving advertisement specials....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Nov 21, 2014

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

    Continued snug supplies and more farmer-feeders in the buying crowd as harvest winds up, helped calf prices trade steady to $5/cwt. higher this week throughout the Southern Plains and Northern Plains. There were instances of $8-$10 higher. Remaining yearling feeder cattle on offer traded fully steady to $3 higher....More


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