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  • Oct 30, 2013

    Meat Market Update | Boxed Beef Report Returns After Government Blackout

    After a month hiatus due to the data blackout during the government shutdown, our weekly meat market updates are back. 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
  • selling cattle on cash market
    Oct 25, 2013

    Government Shutdown Underscores The Value Of Data

    The early October data blackout by USDA and the government shutdown had everyone groping in the dark....More
  • market attacks for U.S. beef industry
    Sep 30, 2013

    Issues Management Is A Huge Beef Industry Challenge 1

    Industry leaders must be vigilant should social media users decide to attack beta-agonist use in beef production. They should remember what happened to lean finely textured beef because the industry failed to act well before ABC’s media blitz....More
  • stocker opportunity has grown in beef industry
    Sep 30, 2013

    Stockers Offer Tremendous Marketing Flexibility

    If ever there was a year for cow-calf producers to wean, precondition and background spring-born calves, this is the year to do it, because most folks’ cost of gain would be less than the value of gain....More
  • Sep 26, 2013

    Expansion Looks Favorable, But Cattlemen Are Cautious 3

    Every week, it seems I read another article about an economist declaring it’s time to see expansion in the cow-calf side of the business. The numbers would certainly seem to back that up, however, cattlemen remain cautious....More
  • beef prices set record again
    Sep 19, 2013

    Beef Prices Set New Record Highs 3

    Prices from the ranch to the retail store continue to climb. And all indications are that they will continue to do so for a while. That begs the question—how high can we go before consumers decide to switch instead of stay in the fight?...More
  • Sep 18, 2013

    Meat Market Update | Sales Volume Takes Big Jump

    The beef market sales volume for the week was tremendous, jumping 852 loads compared to last week, the third largest volume so far this year....More
  • Aug 29, 2013

    Meat Market Update: Comprehensive Choice Cutout Up, Sales Volume Dropped For Week Ending Aug. 24

    The comprehensive Choice cutout was up for the week ending Aug. 24, but the sales volume dropped quite a bit....More
  • bright future ahead for cattle industry
    Aug 22, 2013

    The American Cattle Industry Is Far From Doomed 3

    If the cattle industry is doing things the same way five years from now as we are today, then we should expect price margins to be narrow, beef demand to decline, and the cowherd to continue to contract....More
  • great time to sell calves for cattle prices
    Aug 13, 2013

    It’s A Great Time To Be Selling Calves

    The macro-economic market factors happen to be lined up to benefit cow-calf producers for the next several years, to the disadvantage of cattle feeders....More
  • Aug 12, 2013

    August 9, 2013 USDA National Feeder Cattle Summary | Feeder Steers & Heifers Steady to $3 Higher

    For the week ending August 9, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $3 higher....More
  • Aug 7, 2013

    Meat Market Update | Exports & Out Front Sales Drop Lower

    Ed Czerwien, USDA Market News reporter in Amarillo, TX, offers a concise summary of how last week's beef trade impacted the cattle market and beef prices....More
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