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    May 30, 2014
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    These Are Tough Times In Which To Be A Market Bear

    The warm-up in weather has allowed grills to finally get fired up across the country, while favorable crop planting conditions has caused the corn market to weaken. If you throw in the tragic estimates that as many as 7 million baby pigs have succumbed to the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), things look pretty good for the beef industry....More
  • May 28, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | Daily Choice Cutout Ends Week $6 Higher

    Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, provides us with the latest outlook on boxed beef prices and the weekly cattle trade....More
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    May 21, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | Memorial Day Sales Fall Below Average

    The Daily Choice Cutout ended the week of Friday, May 17 at $225.98, which was $2.72 higher than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 739 loads, and was about 11% of the sales for the week....More
  • May 16, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | May 10

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, May 9, was $223.26, which was $5,12 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 839 loads, and was about 12% of the sales for the week....More
  • May 15, 2014
    blog

    Market Watch – All Eyes Are On Planting And Demand

    Those watching the markets seem to be focused on two primary things right now – the progress of corn planting and beef demand....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 26, 2014
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    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014

    In this week's cattle market report, despite the toppy feel to the market and a high percentage of the current offering being new-crop calves, analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) said Friday that it is hard to call demand any lighter as cattle buyers remain active for all classes of feeders. Feeder calves traded mostly unevenly steady this week, while yearlings feeder cattle continued to march ahead at steady money to $3/cwt. higher....More
  • Apr 24, 2014
    blog

    Is There A Game Change Just Ahead For Ranchers?

    My calculated feedlot profits for March 2014-finished cattle are at or near record levels for finished cattle. Feedlots making money appear to be willing and able to bid aggressively for replacements....More
  • Apr 23, 2014
    blog

    Packers Continue To Fuel The Price Run On Live Cattle

    Fed beef processors have been trying all year to douse the red-hot live cattle market. But it seems they’ve been using gasoline instead of water, because the first quarter of 2014 saw new price records repeatedly set in a period unprecedented in the modern history of the market....More
  • Apr 23, 2014
    video

    Meat Market Update | April 19

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, April 18, was $226.35, which was $4,23 higher than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 891 loads and was about 12% of the total sales for the week....More
  • Wes Ishmael
    Apr 19, 2014
    audio

    Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report for Apr. 19, 2014

    Feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady to $2 lower across much of the country, but mostly steady to $2 higher in the Southeast. Record prices have leveled off the last couple of weeks with the fed cattle market struggling to hold its ground and most of the more aggressive stocker orders having been filled. Get all the details in this week's Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report....More
  • Apr 16, 2014
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    Meat Market Update | April 12

    The Daily Choice Cutout for Friday, April 11, was $222.12, which was $6.62 lower than the previous Friday. The weekly total for the daily spot volume was 863 loads and was about 12% of the total sales for the week....More
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