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Kerry Halladay, WLJ Managing Editor

Markets
Sep 23, 2016
The cash fed trade was almost non-existent ahead of the September Cattle on Feed report last week. By close of trade Thursday, not even 3,000 head had been confirmed sold. On the Fed Cattle Exchange, four lots totaling 775 head of mixed steers and heifers from Kansas sold for $110-110.50.


News
Sep 23, 2016
Last Wednesday, the House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a public hearing on the federal government’s management—some said mismanagement—of wolves. Two vastly different visions of reality were presented at the hearing.


Markets
Sep 16, 2016
Cash cattle traders were sitting on their hands last week after the prior week’s precipitous fall. By Thursday afternoon, not even 3,000 head had been reported sold, this not including the almost 1,000 head that sold at auction via the Fed Cattle Exchange.


Markets
Sep 2, 2016
It was more than a bit of a crazy week last week for the markets. Not only did the cash fed cattle market see large volumes of cattle trade every day of the week starting Monday. By close of trade Thursday, over 85,000 head had sold at painful prices..

News
Sep 2, 2016
To someone with no connection to agriculture, all bovine animals are “cows” regardless whether udders or testicles hang between their back legs. To a rancher, “cows” are adult female cattle that have calved. Same word, but different worlds make for different meanings.

Markets
Aug 26, 2016
Things were ugly last week, particularly in the cash fed cattle markets. After the prior week’s $118 live and $186 dressed prices, last week’s $113-115 live and $179- 183 dressed prices came as a stinging slap. Analysts had predicted the week would see lower prices, but it’s unclear if they expected things would go that low.




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