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Schwieterman: Live cattle futures closed moderately higher

Feeder cattle futures closed higher on Tuesday, with the lead April contract up .80 for the day. Today is supply/demand report day for the grains, which could have a significant impact on the feeders as well. FULL STORY »

Say ‘adios’ to La Nada

Here comes El Niño, and early data suggests it could grow into a monster. FULL STORY »

5 Area Daily Wtd Avg Direct Slaughter Cattle - Negotiated

LM_CT100 St Joseph, MO Wed Apr 9, 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: Tuesday, FULL STORY »

Texas to Mexico Daily Livestock Exports

AL_LS600 Las Cruces, NM Wed Apr 9, 2014 USDA Market News Texas to Mexico Daily Livestock Exports FULL STORY »

Hogs diverged from general advance in other ag markets Tuesday

Optimism about Wednesday’s WASDE result seemed to boost the crop markets Tuesday. Chinese officials announced Monday night that they had approved Brazilian corn for import, so the implied increase in competition for U.S. corn weighed on CBOT prices. FULL STORY »

Corn planting begins…for some

The return of spring-like weather helped farmers make progress in planting corn across nearly one-quarter of the country’s top corn-producing states, primarily in Plains states. FULL STORY »

High Plains feedlot disaster prevention project in full swing

Spending $1.4 million in 18 months, West Texas planners have taken steps in the right direction to help area producers avoid major consequences caused by natural and man-made disasters. These tasks were accomplished with the help of an advisory committee made up of business leaders, county judges and other emergency management offices. FULL STORY »

Japan, fresh from Australia pact: U.S. trade talks "difficult"

Japan, fresh from clinching a trade deal with Australia, said on Tuesday it hoped for a similar result in negotiations with the United States and also for a broad regional trade pact, but said the talks would be difficult. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Cash cattle prices decline

Cash cattle prices declined from the previous week, dropping the 5-area cash cattle price to $149.74, a $2.43 drop. FULL STORY »

Ag markets generally bounced from Monday's lows

Optimism about Wednesday’s WASDE result seemed to boost corn futures this morning. Chinese officials announced Monday night that they had approved Brazilian corn for import. FULL STORY »

Consistent hay and cattle patterns

Not all relationships hold cleanly over time. One way to keep some perspective and some sanity when trying to evaluate markets is to look for consistency. Are higher calf prices leading to more replacement heifers? FULL STORY »

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