Cattle Outlook

Cattle Outlook: Cash prices above $130 for 8 weeks in a row

USDA's December supply and demand estimates lowered the midpoint of their farm price forecast for the 2013 corn crop by a dime to $4.40 per bushel. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Beef exports, imports higher in October

Beef exports during October were up 5.4% compared to a year ago thanks to big increases in shipments to Mexico, Hong Kong and Japan. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Retail beef demand up for 7th consecutive month

Retail beef demand was up 0.8% during September. This was the seventh consecutive month with demand above the year-ago level. Export demand for U.S. beef was up 8.0% during September. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Beef exports above previous year-to-date numbers

U.S. beef exports during September were up 9.1% compared to a year earlier with big increases in tonnage going to Hong Kong, Mexico, and Japan. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle prices remain at record levels

USDA released their cattle on feed report this week. The number of cattle in large feedlots on October 1 was down 7.7% from a year ago. September placements were up 1.0% compared to last year. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle prices at record highs

Fed cattle prices set new record highs this week going above $130/cwt for the first time. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Choice/Select spread indicates good beef demand

Higher corn prices and lower fed cattle futures combined for lower feeder cattle futures. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Falling corn prices good for livestock industry

Falling corn prices are benefiting the livestock industry. Feedlot closeouts during September were the best since April 2011. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Live cattle futures lower

The October live cattle futures contract closed at $128.05/cwt today, down 20 cents from last week's close. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle, boxed beef prices higher

The September cattle on feed report said placements into large feedlots during August were 10% lower than for any August since USDA began the current data series in 1996. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Boxed beef prices sliding lower

Friday morning, the boxed beef cutout value for choice carcasses was $192.45/cwt, down 61 cents from the previous Friday and down $1.43 from a year ago. FULL STORY »

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