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Kerry Halladay, WLJ Managing Editor

Cattle and Beef Markets
May 26, 2017
Though mid-week cash prices fell to $129-133 live following the Fed Cattle Exchange, by Thursday, live prices increased slightly to $130-136. Dressed prices on Thursday were $206-210. Despite this minor intra-week recovery in the cash prices, they were generally steady with the prior week’s trade and down from recent week’s.

Cattle and Beef Industry News
May 26, 2017
Rancher Joe mostly grows alfalfa and corn, but has a small cattle operation and a small manure composting operation as well. His primary revenue sources are selling his feed corn and alfalfa hay, but he also direct markets the beef from his cattle in his community, and sells the composted manure to the local nursery.

Cattle and Beef Markets
May 5, 2017
Most of last week’s cash trade got done on Wednesday. Though not even a third of the Fed Cattle Exchange’s slim 1,745-head offering sold, the prices helped light the fuse for the rest of the day’s trade. By the time the dust had settled on Wednesday’s market, over 70,000 head had been confirmed sold.


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