Cattle Outlook

Cattle Outlook: Cattle prices soar in 2011 on international trade

U.S. cattle prices were record high in 2011 and a good portion of the credit goes to international trade. The U.S. exported more beef in the first 11 months of 2011 than in any previous calendar year. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle prices, cattle slaughter up this week

USDA's January World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) were noted for the larger-than-expected estimate of 2011 corn production and 2012 ending stocks. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Prices surpass record highs set last year

Cattle prices were record high this year. Based on preliminary data, slaughter steers averaged $114.85/cwt of live weight. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Retail beef prices set new record

Retail beef prices rose in November for the fourth consecutive month and set a new record for the third consecutive month. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: USDA says 2012 U.S. beef down 4.6 percent

USDA is now predicting that 2012 U.S. beef production will be down 4.6% compared to this year. They also predict 2012 broiler production to be down 2.1%, but pork production is expected to be up 1.7% and turkey production up 0.7%. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle prices set new record highs

The 5-area average price for slaughter steers sold through Thursday of this week on a live weight basis was $127.90/cwt, up $3.00 from last week, up $2.51 from the record set in early November, and $25.28/cwt above this week last year. FULL STORY »

Iowa Cattle on Feed down 4 percent

There were 1,200,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market in all feedlots in Iowa on November 1, 2011, up 5 percent from October 1, 2011 but down 4 percent from November 1, 2010. FULL STORY »

Colorado Cattle on Feed up 5 percent

The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,140,000 head as of November 1, 2011. FULL STORY »

Idaho Cattle on Feed up 2 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Idaho from feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head on November 1, 2011 totaled 225,000 head, up 2 percent from the previous year, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. FULL STORY »

Kansas Cattle on Feed down 1 percent

The number of cattle on feed on November 1, 2011 in Kansas feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity totaled 2.38 million head, down 1 percent from last year but up 3 percent from October 1, 2011. FULL STORY »

Oklahoma Cattle on Feed up 1 percent

The Oklahoma inventory of cattle on feed for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head, totaled 390 thousand head on November 1, 2011, up 5 percent from the previous month and up 1 percent from November 1, 2010. FULL STORY »

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