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by WLJ
2009 June 19
With the exception of moderate dressed trade in the Corn Belt last week, fed cattle trading was slow to develop. Last Thursday, some cattle traded in the region at $129-130 dressed basis with a few as high as $131-132 dressed in Nebraska.
by WLJ
2009 June 12
Cattle producers from 23 states consigned over 75,000 head of stockers, feeders and bred stock to the Superior Livestock satellite video auction. The auction was held at the Ameristar Hotel Casino in Council Bluffs, IA. Tuesdays offerings of yearling cattle traded steady with very good buyer interest and activity for the first half of the session.
by WLJ
2009 June 5
Cattle traded early last week with prices sliding $3-4 lower than the previous week at $82 live on limited numbers in the south, while in the north, cattle feeders shipped cattle at $130-131.
by WLJ
2009 May 29
The fed cattle market traded steady to lower last week with early trade prices at $84 in Texas last Thursday, while cattle in Nebraska traded the prior day at $85 live and $135-136 dressed. Prices were steady to $1 lower than the previous weeks action.
by WLJ
2009 May 29
Angus, Hysham, MT, $115.00, May 22, Fort Worth, TX November delivery. 550 lbs, Select Cattle producers from 18 states VAC 24, Charolais-cross steer consigned over 38,000 head of calves, Crews Groves, Inc., Avon stockers, feeders and bred stock to Park, FL, $104.00, July delivery. 550 the Superior Livestock satellite video lbs, Natural, NHTC, VAC 34 , auction. The auction was held in a Angus-cross heifer calves with slight broadcast live from the Superior Brahman influence, Seminole Tribe Livestock Auction Studio in the his- of Florida, Inc.
by WLJ
2009 May 15
Fed cattle markets were looking steady to slightly higher last week as buyers came to the table looking to secure cattle to fill Memorial Day production needs. The demand has been on the increase from wholesale buyers to meet the holiday weekend sale needs.
by WLJ
2009 May 8
A sagging boxed beef cutout and lackluster demand helped to pull cash cattle prices lower last week. Trade was started on Wednesday with some light volume in Texas and Colorado at $85, but much of the trade looked to be done by Thursday afternoon after Texas and Kansas feeders traded cattle at $84 live basis.
by WLJ
2009 May 1
Fed cattle markets were expected to trade lower last week although the competition between feedlots and packers remained deadlocked at midday last Thursday. Trade was predicted at $87 live and $140-142 dressed, down $1-2 from the prior week when cattle traded at $87.
by WLJ
2009 April 24
Fed cattle trade developed last Thursday with live trade at $88 in Texas and dressed trade at $143-144 in Nebraska, $1 higher than the prior weeks action.
by WLJ
2009 April 17
Fed cattle prices got a good boost last week as buyers were aggressive in their search for the last remaining pens of yearling cattle as calf-fed cattle begin to come to market, according to analysts.
by WLJ
2009 April 3
Fed cattle trade was sluggish at midweek last week, with little activity in the market as of midday Thursday. Analysts said they expected trade to come in at least steady with the previous week. However, a surge in the futures markets last Thursday had improved feedlot optimism.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
Fed cattle markets looked to be moving higher again last week as market analysts predicted late week trade would come at prices $1 above the previous week when trade unfolded. A strong late-winter storm predicted for the southern Plains had feedlot managers sticking to prices in the $85 range, and analysts called for trade in a range of $83-84 live and $133-134 dressed when it finally got underway last week, prices which would be steady to $1 higher than the prior week?s trade.
by WLJ
2009 March 27
I am sure that without a doubt, anyone in the beef industry today would agree wholeheartedly that regulations are becoming an increasingly larger and more burdensome part of our businesses and personal lives. The expansion of regulations on the food industry is not going to slow.
by WLJ
2009 March 20
The fed cattle market appeared to be gaining again last week ahead of any serious trade volume. Although there was some light trade early, most significant volume looked to be waiting for the end of the week and the cattle on feed report before getting started.
by WLJ
2009 March 13
Fed cattle trade was starting to unfold early last week in Nebraska and Colorado at $80-80.50, or 50 cents to $1 lower than the prior week. In the southern Plains, a few dressed cattle were sold at $130 in Texas, while Kansas dressed cattle sales came in at $127 on Wednesday, lower than the previous week.
by WLJ
2009 March 6
Some early fed cattle trade last week added $1 to the previous week prices in Nebraska where a handful of cattle traded to a regional packer at $131 dressed.
by WLJ
2009 February 20
A steep two-day decline in the futures markets forced feedlots to the table with inventory earlier than anticipated last week, with most of the week?s northern trade taking place last Wednesday afternoon. Live sales in Nebraska sold $2 lower, from $78-80, and dressed sales sold $3 to $4 lower, from $127-129.
by WLJ
2009 February 13
The fed cattle market appeared to be set for a Friday deal last week as only light trade had developed in the north at $131 dressed. Analysts were calling the week?s action steady to as much as $1 higher when it developed. Packer margins were being squeezed last week and they were cutting production as a result.
by WLJ
2009 February 6
The downward trend in the boxed beef market was offset by the tight supply of market-ready fed cattle last week. Packers came to the table at midweek offering steady money to prices which were $1 higher than the previous week at $130-131 dressed basis for the early trade last week in Nebraska.


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