Commentary

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures close low

Feeder cattle futures closed lower on Tuesday, with weakness in deferred live cattle and stronger corn futures offsetting the record highs in the cash index. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Lower corn prices support feeder cattle futures

Feeder cattle futures got support from sharply lower corn and higher deferred live cattle to close with strong triple digit gains on Monday. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Rising corn prices slam cattle futures

Feeder cattle futures were the downside leaders in the livestock complex on Thursday, with pressure stemming from sharply higher corn prices. FULL STORY »

Cattle Markets: Opportunities plentiful entering spring

It’s quite a “thing” we have! Record prices, short supplies, good demand, good hay supply, wheat pasture to graze, moisture falling or in the forecast, somewhat lower costs of gain, spring time almost here and living in the USA! Maybe there ought to be a song! FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Live cattle futures change direction, close lower

Live cattle futures reversed from contract highs to trade sharply lower on Wednesday. The April contract touched limit down at 142.62, before recovering 1.00 of those losses. FULL STORY »

Livestock risk protection for calves

Regardless of the cold, spring calving has started. While it is at the early stages, it is not too early to think about price protection for those calves. The high cash and futures prices have people talking about the value of calves to be sold this fall. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures higher as corn gains strength

Feeder cattle futures closed steady to modestly higher on Monday, which was a good performance considering the strength in the corn market. FULL STORY »

Beef market winter challenges continue

Another blast of severe winter weather moved across the U.S. this past weekend causing problems for cattle producers and impacting beef distribution and consumption. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Cattle futures post gains in strong week

Feeder cattle futures closed with solid gains for the week, with the April contract gaining 1.85 over the 5 days. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Weaker U.S. dollar adds buying to grain markets

Feeder cattle futures closed modestly to moderately lower on Thursday, with some fresh selling entering the market at the new higher levels. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures post new contract highs

Feeder cattle futures closed sharply higher on Wednesday, with every contract posting new contract highs. FULL STORY »

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