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Cattle feeding margins erode as cash sinks

Cattle feeding losses neared $150 per head last week as cash cattle bids declined more than $2 per hundredweight. Pork producer margins posted gains after negotiated cash hog sales improved $1.75 per hundredweight. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding losses near $100 per head, packer losses at $50

Cattle feeders saw per head losses double last week after cash cattle prices declined $2 per hundredweight. Pork producer margins improved as negotiated cash hog prices increased more than $2 per hundredweight. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding losses near $50 per head

Cattle feeding margins declined $20 per head last week after a decline of more than $1 hundredweight in cash cattle prices. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding: inching closer to breakeven

Cash cattle prices traded $1 per hundredweight higher last week, helping feedyard margins improve more than $13 per head. Packer margins saw per head losses increase. Pork producers margins improved $4 per head. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding losses now under $50 per head

Cash cattle prices traded $1 per hundredweight higher last week, helping feedyard margins improve more than $13 per head. Packer margins eroded further into the red with the higher bids. Pork producers saw their margins decline $7 per head. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding, beef packing margins improve

Cattle feeders and beef packers both saw significant improvement to their margins last week, though both segments continue to struggle with heavy losses. Pork producers saw their margins slip further into the red with a large dip in cash prices. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding losses more than double

Cattle feeding margins saw slow improvement through October and November, but last week produced a major step backward as per head losses more than doubled. Beef packer margins and pork producer margins both improved modestly. FULL STORY »

Feeding losses increase again, pork margins slip, too

Steady boxed beef prices and steady cash fed cattle prices last week resulted in a modest increase in losses for cattle feeders and a modest improvement for packer margins. Negotiated hog prices declined more than $2 per hundredweight. FULL STORY »

Feeding losses increase significantly, packers slip, too

Declining boxed beef prices and a $1 drop in cash fed cattle prices increased losses for both feeders and packers last week. Pork producers also saw margins erode with another $1.25 drop in negotiated cash hog prices. FULL STORY »

Corn futures settle higher on Wednesday

Corn futures settled higher on Wednesday. Technical buying and production worries fueled double digit gains in the wheat market which pulled corn futures higher today. FULL STORY »

Cattle feeding margins erode despite steady bids

Cash fed cattle traded mostly steady last week but higher input costs increased the per head losses on average closeouts. Packers margins gained slightly, but heavy losses remain. Negotiated hog prices saw modest gains and producer margins are near break even. FULL STORY »

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