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by WLJ
2010 December 23
Fed cattle prices surged higher unexpectedly last week as short-bought packers were forced to pay up for their cattle needs. Prices were $3-4 higher in most areas of the country, with southern Plains trade in the $102-104 range while dressed trade in the North was confirmed from $161 to $164. The activity last Wednesday
by WLJ
2010 December 17
Weak basis levels and disinterested packers pushed fed cattle trade back to a late-week event last week. Packers were looking at reduced production levels through the end of the year, which limited their interest in procuring cattle. The light, early volume in the North came at prices $1-2 lower with
by WLJ
2010 December 10
Fed cattle trade last week appeared to be reverting back to the late week pattern of earlier this year. The demand for cattle by packers has fallen off somewhat now that most of the purchasing for end of year featuring is complete. Last week, there was talk that packers could begin cutting production in
by WLJ
2010 December 3
Live cattle prices surged to near-record levels last week as good demand at home and abroad encouraged packers to pay up early for cattle. On Tuesday last week, live sales in the South jumped $2-2.50 to reach $104 while dressed cattle traded at $161. In the northern
by WLJ
2010 December 3
The Public Lands Council (PLC), American Sheep Industry Association, National Cattlemens Beef Association, and 15 other livestock groups have submitted letters to congressional leadership, and to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, stating their...
by WLJ
2010 November 24
Cash fed cattle markets were sharply higher last Tuesday afternoon with prices moving $3-3.50 higher than the previous week in the south at $101.50 to mostly $102 live basis. In the northern Plains, fed cattle traded early ahead of the holiday at $101-101.50 live and 162 dressed. Early trade
by WLJ
2010 November 19
Fed cattle trade last week was slow at midweek with cattle trading in the southern Plains at $98-98.50 live and at $155-158 dressed in the northern Plains and Corn Belt, prices steady to $1 higher than the previous week’s trade. Strength in the boxed beef markets created by solid demand added support
by WLJ
2010 November 12
Fed cattle trade was slow to get started last week with most cattle feeders holding out for higher money after a surge in the futures market and mostly steady boxed beef trade. By midday last Thursday, only a limited number of fed cattle had traded hands, mostly in Kansas at $97.50 live and
by WLJ
2010 October 29
Fed cattle trade last week was slow but steady for much of the early week period with small numbers trading in most areas through midday last Thursday. The light cash trade had backed down from the previous weeks exceptional levels by $2-2.50 in most areas.
by WLJ
2010 October 15
Fed cattle trade last week was stalled last Thursday with packers and feeders deadlocked over prices. Packers were attempting to push prices lower to the range of $94-95 live and $148-150 dressed, while feeders were holding out for $97-98 live and
by WLJ
2010 September 24
Fed cattle trade wrapped up early last week with the bulk of the action complete on Tuesday and Wednesday. In the southern Plains, live cattle traded mostly steady to $1 higher at $98-98.50. Dressed sales in the Corn Belt and Nebraska were reported at $153-154, steady to $1 lower than the previous weeks sales.
by WLJ
2010 September 17
Trade started out mostly steady last week with early reports of $98 live cattle sales in the southern Plains and $153-155 dressed trade in the northern Plains and Corn Belt. The steady trade last week was a positive for the industry, as many analysts were expecting trade to move lower as a result of
by WLJ
2010 September 10
Fed cattle trade got a boost last week from better than expected Labor Day clearance levels and a return to a full production schedule for packing plants. The cash fed cattle trade in the southern Plains last week was complete by Wednesday, with packers paying $1-2 more than the previous week with trade reported at $97-98 live basis in the South.
by WLJ
2010 September 10
The corn market has been inching higher over the past several weeks on expectations that this years crop may not reach previously predicted levels. Many analysts expect that USDAs corn crop estimate, set to be released Sept. 20, will show a downward revision in expected corn production.
by WLJ
2010 September 3
Fed cattle trade started off slow on Wednesday last week with prices $2-2.50 lower than the previous week in the southern Plains at $97. Farther north in Nebraska, dressed cattle were $2 lower at $153 and in the Corn Belt, live cattle traded steady at $96 and dressed trade was reported steady at
by WLJ
2010 August 27
Fed cattle traded early last week with the market mostly 50 cents to $1 lower in all feeding areas. Last Tuesday in the southern Plains, live cattle traded at mostly $99.50 with dressed sales in Kansas reported at $157. In the North, early fed cattle trade came at $155 dressed, steady with the
2010 August 20
Bright yellow. Vibrant purple. To the uneducated, yellow toadflax and purple loosestrife are just pretty flowers. When farmers, ranchers and land managers look at these plants and other noxious weeds, all they see is red. It’s not just an angry red at the expense of both time and money,
by WLJ
2010 August 13
Fed cattle trade was mostly wrapped up last Wednesday at prices $1-2 higher on live cattle and $2-3 higher on a dressed basis. Prices in the southern Plains were in a range of $94-95 while dressed trade in the North occurred at mostly $150.
by WLJ
2010 August 6
The call in the fed cattle markets last week was for steady to higher cash trade once it developed, with most analysts predicting that trade would hold off until Friday. Early packer bids were at $91-92 live basis in the South and at $150 dressed in the North. However, a firming cutout
by WLJ
2010 July 30
Fed cattle trade last week was underway in the northern Plains and Corn Belt at prices generally $2-3 lower than the prior week at $93 live and $146-149 dressed. Trade in the southern tier was expected at $93-94 live, $1-2 lower than the prior week, as feedlot managers worked to take
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