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by WLJ
2009 August 21
Feedlot trade was slow last week as managers worked on their case for pushing prices higher after boxed beef prices posted light gains and packers ramped up their harvest levels at midweek. Asking prices were at $84 live and $132-134 dressed in most areas last Thursday with only light trade reported in Nebraska at $130 dressed.
by WLJ
2009 August 21
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by WLJ
2009 August 14
Cash trade was very quiet at midday last Thursday with just a handful of dressed cattle trading through the first half of the week in the north at mostly steady money. There were bids of $
by WLJ
2009 August 7
Light fed cattle trade was underway in parts of the Corn Belt where cattle were selling at $128-129 dressed last Thursday on light volume. Feedlots in Nebraska moved cattle at $129-130 while 1,000 head were sold in Kansas and Texas on Wednesday at $81 live.
by WLJ
2009 July 31
There was some early light trade in the southern Plains last Thursday down $1 from the previous week at $82, although volume was light and not enough to call a trend. Some light Corn Belt trade was also $1 lower at $131 dressed.
by WLJ
2009 July 24
Cattle feeders came to the table early last week and moved light numbers of cattle at prices steady to $1 lower than the previous week at $83-84 live basis last Wednesday in the South and at $130-132 dressed in the northern tier and Corn Belt.
by WLJ
2009 July 17
Fed cattle trade was at a standstill last Thursday with feedlots and packers still priced several dollars apart. Feedlots were asking mostly $84-85 for their showlists and holding firm as a result of the improving August live cattle contract which stood at $85.
by WLJ
2009 July 10
There was light trade dressed cattle reported last Wednesday to regional buyers in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt at $1.30. However, the action was slow to develop elsewhere as packers worked to ratchet down production in the face of light buying interest at the retail level.
by WLJ
2009 July 7
Fed cattle trade last week was expected to be on the upswing after the market fundamentals took a turn for the better and prices rallied on tighter showlists of market-ready cattle and an improvement in the June contract ahead of expiration.
by WLJ
2009 June 29
Fed cattle markets started out softer last week with Corn Belt cattle feeders throwing in the towel on Wednesday after a break in live cattle futures. The early trade was light at $128-131 dressed with live trade at $80-81 in the region.
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.


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