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  • Jul 2, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Sales Volume Continues Lower Despite Grilling Season

    Box beef cutout prices have been setting new highs every day but the volume of sales has been quite a bit lower than last year, especially compared to a typical grilling season high....More
  • Jun 25, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Sales Volume Struggles Despite Upcoming Grilling Weekend

    Beef prices continue to get higher, but sales volume is starting to struggle compared to previous years, especially when you consider just how important the Fourth of July holiday is to grilling....More
  • Jun 24, 2014

    Feeder Prices Continued To Surpass The Most Optimistic Expectation

    The very tight feeder calf supply resulting from the historically small beef cowherd underpins the bullish argument for the feeder cattle market....More
  • Jun 11, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Fed Cattle Prices See Boost From Volume Increases

    Beef prices were just a little lower for the week ending June 7, but volume jumped and packers became more aggressive, which helped support the increase in fed cattle prices....More
  • Jun 4, 2014

    Meat Market Update | Beef Prices Jump, But Volume Decreases

    In this week's boxed beef market, price jumped but volume saw a dramatic drop. However, that is normal (compared to previous years) for the week following the Memorial Day holiday. Retailers tend to stock up ahead of the holiday and then fall back to normal sales volume after....More
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    May 30, 2014

    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
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    May 21, 2014

    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
  • Apr 24, 2014

    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

    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

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