Commentary

2013 wrap-up & look forward to 2014…

Tis the season for analysts to look back at the nearly completed calendar year and to engage in speculation regarding the forthcoming year. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Cattle futures discounted to soaring cash prices

Feeder cattle futures are failing to keep up with soring cash prices, with the March contract up only .25 for the week, while the index gained 5.33 from Friday to Friday. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Hot cash trade lifts live cattle futures

Live cattle futures surged higher on Friday, led by the sharply higher cash trade that developed across the feeding regions. FULL STORY »

Less Cattle on Feed; strong feeder prices to end 2013

With most auctions closed the next two weeks, last week’s combined Oklahoma auction summary was the final report for the year. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Beef prices set new record highs in November

The House-Senate conference committee appears to be making progress on having the new farm bill ready for a vote in early January. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Review: Lightweight calves end 2013 on a high note Play video

Lightweight calves were $2 to $5 higher this week, but heavier classes experienced some weakness. FULL STORY »

Cattle Markets: 2013 sales opportuntities coming to a close

It’s just another great week in the cattle industry! Cold, wet weather changing to spring time temperatures with moisture in wet places and dry places staying dry. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Corn futures, feeder cattle futures lower Wednesday

Feeder cattle futures saw a triple digit selloff in the January contract and moderate losses on deferred months. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Cattle futures move lower, cash trade steady

Feeder cattle futures closed sharply lower on Tuesday, with the front two months posting triple digit losses. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Feeder cattle futures extend recent gains

Live cattle futures recovered from early weakness to close moderately higher across the board on Monday. FULL STORY »

Schwieterman: Falling corn values help feeder futures

Feeder cattle futures closed mixed on Friday but January finished 2.50 higher for the week. Weakness in the corn market has added another leg to the cash trade and is giving a boost to the futures carts. FULL STORY »

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