Commentary

National cattle inventory declines, some increases in Oklahoma Play video

Derrell Peel analyzes the annual USDA Cattle Inventory report for the U.S. and Oklahoma. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle review: Auction receipts, cattle prices tumble Play video

Compared to last week, wintry weather and bitter cold temperatures across the nation slowed the movement of livestock and forced many cattle auctions to cancel this week’s sales. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures reject weakness, close higher

Feeder cattle managed to reject early weakness to close higher on Thursday. The early sell off got into some of our near term technical objectives. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Cattle futures rebound with move higher Wednesday

Feeder cattle futures were mostly higher into the close on Wednesday, with March the lone exception. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Cattle futures finish Tuesday lower, corn improves

Feeder cattle futures closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with March posting a second consecutive triple digit loss. FULL STORY »

Monday Market Sentiment: Cash trade follows beef prices lower

Beef prices ran out of steam and began to fall last week, pulling cash prices lower as packer bids were not as active on shrinking margins. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures lower as corn pushes higher

Feeder cattle futures felt the double whammy of lower fats and higher corn on Monday. FULL STORY »

Beef cattle industry just beginning transition to expansion

Recent record high cattle prices and much lower feed prices have just begun to provide the profit incentives that will be necessary to move the beef cattle industry toward expansion after a continual decline in numbers since 2007. FULL STORY »

Inventory shows 2013 results and what to expect in 2014

As expected, the annual cattle inventory report confirmed that the U.S. cattle herd continued to liquidate in 2013. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Higher corn values limit feeder gains

Feeder cattle futures settled moderately higher on Friday, leaving March .55 higher for the week. The cash index backed off .43 on Friday but finished the week up .78 from the Friday before. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle review: Feeder market levels off Play video

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady to $3 lower. The full decline was noted in the Northern Plains where prices have been the highest, while Kansas feeders continued as much as $3-$4 higher. FULL STORY »

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