Price risk protection tools for this uncertain market
Managing risks does not mean eliminating all risks. The most common methods of managing price risks are: (1) futures market hedge, (2) option on futures, (3) forward contract, and (4) livestock risk protection insurance. FULL STORY »
Schwieterman: Cash index expected to drop by weeks' end
Feeder cattle futures closed moderately higher on Tuesday but are giving back all of the days’ gains and then some in overnight trade. FULL STORY »
Monday Market Sentiment: Fed cattle prices weaken
After a multi-week hot streak, fed cattle prices have weakened. The 5-area cash cattle price of $155.87 is down $1.83 from the previous week. FULL STORY »
Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed lower on Friday
Feeder cattle futures closed lower on Friday but did show some solid recovery in the post 1:00 pm trade. FULL STORY »
Schwieterman: Live cattle reversed early strength, close low Wed.
Live cattle reversed early strength to close sharply lower on Wednesday. The reversal has become a pattern this week and could lead to additional long liquidation from these still lofty levels. FULL STORY »
Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed sharply lower on Tues.
Feeder cattle futures closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with losses of as much as 2.10 in the lead August contract. FULL STORY »
Monday Market Sentiment: Fed cattle prices on the rise
Fed cattle prices keep gaining steam, with the 5-area cash cattle price peaking at $157.70, up $4.04 from the previous week. FULL STORY »
Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed moderately higher Mon.
Feeder cattle futures closed moderately higher on Monday but more than 1.50 off of contract highs posted in early morning trade. FULL STORY »
Mixed emotions in the beef industry
The beef industry is experiencing a wide range of emotions at the current time. The level of excitement is obvious as cattle and beef prices have pushed even beyond record levels of earlier this year. FULL STORY »
Monday Market Sentiment: Holiday cookouts boost boxed beef prices
Fed cattle prices are on the rise again, after a slight decrease last week, moving the 5-area cash cattle price up to $153.66. FULL STORY »
Fixing prices and fixing markets
Price discovery is the process of finding the price through the interaction of buyers and sellers. It allows the forces of supply and demand to arrive at a transaction price, and typically assumes a competitive marketplace in which buyers and sellers are similar in number, size, and influence. FULL STORY »