Cattle Prices http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6618/more en Feedlots Gain Profit Ground … For Now http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/feedlots-gain-profit-ground-now <div class="field-deck"> Feedlots achieve highest levels of profit since the spring of 2010. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heading into summer, analysts with the Livestock Marketing Information Center say cattle feeding profits will be challenged by seasonal declines in fed cattle prices and the pricy breakevens purchased with record-high calf and feeder cattle prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/feedlots-gain-profit-ground-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/feedlots-gain-profit-ground-now#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:01:00 +0000 74001 at http://beefmagazine.com Market Dynamics Will Follow Early-Season Moisture http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/market-dynamics-will-follow-early-season-moisture <div class="field-deck"> Moisture and forage conditions the next few weeks could go a long ways in determining prospects for herd expansion. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Looming prospects for poor forage conditions could result in counter-seasonal increases in cow culling in coming weeks, much as happened last year in the first half of the year," says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University. "Another 2-4 weeks of delay will limit summer grazing demand and may force some producers to move defensively to ensure forage demands can be met.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/market-dynamics-will-follow-early-season-moisture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/market-dynamics-will-follow-early-season-moisture#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:54:00 +0000 73991 at http://beefmagazine.com Cattle Demand Softens But So Does Supply http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/cattle-demand-softens-so-does-supply <div class="field-deck"> Prices stall with seasonal pressure but remain girded by historically low cattle numbers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Ten days ago, packers were short bought and now they're not,” John Otte, Penton market analyst, explained Friday. “That means they don’t need to chase supplies. That's letting cash fed cattle prices drift lower, which pressures fed cattle futures.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/cattle-demand-softens-so-does-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/cattle-demand-softens-so-does-supply#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:44:00 +0000 73981 at http://beefmagazine.com Best Measure Of Ranch Sustainability Is Economic Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/best-measure-ranch-sustainability-economic-profitability <div class="field-byline"> By James McGrann </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Working for nothing is not reflective of a successful business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/best-measure-ranch-sustainability-economic-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-industry-structure/best-measure-ranch-sustainability-economic-profitability#comments Cattle Prices Cattle Industry Structure Pasture/Land Values Industry At A Glance Sustainability Tips For Profit Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:56:00 +0000 73911 at http://beefmagazine.com Corn Prices Find Apparent Floor http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-find-apparent-floor <div class="field-deck"> If USDA data is correct, the average corn price looks to be around $4.50/bu. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The estimated acreage for corn to be planted this year was about 1 million acres less than pre-report estimates. Some analysts believe the USDA figure is too light and that there could be more downside price risk to corn.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-find-apparent-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-find-apparent-floor#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 12 Apr 2014 14:03:00 +0000 73611 at http://beefmagazine.com Late, Dry Spring Threatens Expansion http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/late-dry-spring-threatens-expansion <div class="field-deck"> Five states among the top 10 beef cattle states have the largest areas (percent of state area) of marginal drought conditions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Current weather outlooks expect drought to persist into the summer from southwest Kansas to areas south and west. “An El Niño is forecast to develop this summer or fall, which will likely bring some relief to much of this region but perhaps not soon enough to avoid additional liquidation in the first half of 2014,” says Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specilist at Oklahoma State University.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/late-dry-spring-threatens-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/late-dry-spring-threatens-expansion#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:55:00 +0000 73601 at http://beefmagazine.com Calf Prices Meet Resistance http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/calf-prices-meet-resistance <div class="field-deck"> Feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady, mostly from $3/cwt. lower to $3 higher. Grass-ready cattle continue to receive the stoutest demand. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tumbling wholesale beef values pressured cattle markets this week. On the one hand, declining wholesale beef values point to tougher sledding with consumers, especially as more volume enters the market. On the other hand, spot Live Cattle futures continue to offer cash support to fed cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/calf-prices-meet-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/calf-prices-meet-resistance#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:46:00 +0000 73591 at http://beefmagazine.com Chinese Market To Lead Global Demand For Beef http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/chinese-market-lead-global-demand-beef <div class="field-deck"> While the U.S. beef and cattle markets will remain strong and volatile, Chinese beef demand will be the major global market factor. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s long been said that U.S. cattlemen produce for a global market. And indeed they do. While the forecast is for the U.S. beef and cattle markets to remain volatile as they respond to ever tightening supplies, on the international front however, it’s Chinese beef demand that will drive market dynamics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/chinese-market-lead-global-demand-beef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/chinese-market-lead-global-demand-beef#comments Cattle Prices Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 73401 at http://beefmagazine.com Hope for COOL Injunction Lives On http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/hope-cool-injunction-lives <div class="field-deck"> Appeals Court vacates previous week's decision to deny COOL injunction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The move for the court to vacate its own decision is unusual, observers say. All 11 judges who sit on the appeals court will now review the case, with oral arguments set for May 19.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/hope-cool-injunction-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/hope-cool-injunction-lives#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:18:00 +0000 73331 at http://beefmagazine.com Corn Prices Gain on Plantings Report http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-gain-plantings-report <div class="field-deck"> Corn growers intend to plant 4% fewer acres in 2014. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At trend line yields, planting intentions for corn would still yield the second largest U.S. corn crop in history.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-gain-plantings-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-prices/corn-prices-gain-plantings-report#comments Cattle Prices Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:11:00 +0000 73321 at http://beefmagazine.com