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Feeder Cattle Review: Season pushes boxed-beef cutouts demand Play video

Compared to last week, feeder calves throughout the majority of the country sold unevenly steady, with yearling cattle trading steady to 2.00 higher. FULL STORY »

Gearing up for summer grazing

The strong prices in the first quarter of the year encouraged cow-calf producers to market their cattle earlier than normal and thereby “inflated” the current sales receipts count. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed sharply higher

Feeder cattle futures closed sharply higher on Thursday, getting a boost from lower corn and big gains in the cash index. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures modestly higher

Feeder cattle futures closed modestly higher in all months on Wednesday, with front months seeing some follow through buying in overnight trade. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Grilling season pushes cutout values higher

Live cattle futures posted moderate gains on Tuesday, with deferred contracts seeing the most upside movement. Cutout values continue to push higher, as we work our way into the grilling season. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Corn planting progress only 6 percent complete

Corn planting progress was much slower than expected at only 6 percent complete. Nobody seems too worried about it at the moment, but it is one of the worst starts on record. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures closed sharply lower

Live cattle futures closed under pressure on Thursday, with the front two months posting triple digit losses. FULL STORY »

Corn procurement strategies for cattle feeders

Last fall's record-large 13.925 billion bushel corn crop drove prices down and helped restore profitability and optimism to the cattle feeding sector at the beginning of the year. FULL STORY »

Wholesale Prices Peak

The wholesale beef market enjoyed an extraordinary first quarter this year. The comprehensive boxed beef cutout (averaging wholesale prices for Choice, Select, Branded and other categories of beef) gained a little over 18 percent between the first of the year and the end of March. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Live cattle futures settle lower

Live cattle futures settled lower on Tuesday, with the most pressure seen in the 3rd quarter contracts. This weeks’ cash will likely remain untapped until the last couple of days of the week. We hear that northern numbers are short enough that we could continue to see Kansas cattle moving that direction. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Live cattle futures closed higher

Live cattle futures closed mostly higher on Monday, with most of the gains in the lead April contract. Showlists appear to be smaller than a week ago in most areas. FULL STORY »

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