Markets

Cattle on feed down one percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on October 1, 2014. FULL STORY »

CME live cattle futures rose for third day in a row

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures rose for a third day in a row on Friday, supported by Thursday's record-high prices for market-ready or cash cattle, traders said. FULL STORY »

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

SJ_LS712 St Joseph, MO Fri Oct 24, 2014 USDA Market News Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week ending Saturday, October 25, 2014 was estimated at 934.4 million lbs. according to the FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: It’s time to buy that new recliner

What does $2,017.31 mean? Last year, I was elated when the steer with identification No. 0982000128138758, a high choice, visual yield grade 3 carcass, brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. FULL STORY »

Natural gas prices fluctuated throughout the week

Spot prices fluctuated over the report week (Wednesday to Wednesday), with Henry Hub starting the week at $3.82 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) on October 15, dropping 21 cents by Tuesday to $3.61, before settling at $3.68/MMBtu yesterday. FULL STORY »

Texas to Mexico Daily Livestock Exports

AL_LS600 Las Cruces, NM Fri Oct 24, 2014 USDA Market News Texas to Mexico Daily Livestock Exports FULL STORY »

5 Area Daily Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle - Negotiated

LM_CT100 St Joseph, MO Fri Oct 24, 2014 USDA Market News Service 5 AREA DAILY WEIGHTED AVERAGE DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE - NEGOTIATED Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Iowa/Minnesota feedlots (Includes all transactions regardless of delivery day) Recap for: Thursday, FULL STORY »

Oklahoma Direct Feeder Cattle

KO_LS161 Oklahoma City, OK Fri Oct 24, 2014 Oklahoma City, OK USDA Oklahoma Range Sales Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 10/24/2014 Receipts: 5435 Last Week: 2031 Last Year: 5345 Compared to last week: Not enough current FOB feeder steers or heifers for FULL STORY »

Tulia, TX Auction

AM_LS126 Amarillo, TX Fri Oct 24, 2014 USDA Market News Tulia Livestock Auction, Inc. - Tulia, TX - Thursday - 10/23/2014 Receipts: 1322 Last Week: 1756 Year Ago: 2507 Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers under 600 lbs 5.00-10.00 higher and instance more. FULL STORY »

Considerations to determine whether to retain heifer calves

With the current economic conditions in the cattle industry, ranchers may want to take a second look at their plan for herd replacements. FULL STORY »

Minimizing storage loss on hay

Feed costs are a large part of livestock producer’s expenditures. Hay is one of many feeding options producers in South Dakota use. FULL STORY »

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