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 »
Feeder Cattle Review: Lightweight calves end 2013 on a high note
Lightweight calves were $2 to $5 higher this week, but heavier classes experienced some weakness. FULL STORY »
Feeder Cattle Review: Winter freeze can’t stop calf prices
Compared to last week, calf prices were higher across the nation although inclement weather hampered marketing in many areas of the United States. Frigid temperatures have persisted throughout much of the country with winter still officially a week away. FULL STORY »
Conventionally produced beef…safe and sustainable?
We are all bombarded with the propaganda that conventionally raised beef is not healthy or sustainable by media, society, and even some of our fellow producers. FULL STORY »
Beef demand challenges ahead
Beef production is falling at the end of 2013 and is expected to fall sharply in the coming year. This reduction in beef supply will add significant additional pressure to increase wholesale and retail beef prices. This leads to much concern in the beef industry that beef will “price itself out of the market”. FULL STORY »
Protect livestock from harsh winter conditions
Arkansas tends to get a lot of freezing rain, sleet, ice and wintery mix, and these wet, cold conditions are hard on animals if they do not have good feed, clean water and shelter. FULL STORY »
Feeder cattle review: Lighter-weight calves as much as $5 higher
Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves weighing over 600 lbs sold steady to $3 lower. Lighter-weight calves traded unevenly steady to $5 higher with the full advance noted on 4 weight steers, especially across the Southeast. FULL STORY »
Cattle Outlook: Retail beef demand up for 7th consecutive month
Retail beef demand was up 0.8% during September. This was the seventh consecutive month with demand above the year-ago level. Export demand for U.S. beef was up 8.0% during September. FULL STORY »
- Commentary: Smoking or meat-eating?
- Feeder cattle review: Weather, light receipts limit market action
- Control weeds now for better pastures this summer
- Cattle Outlook: Boxed beef prices advance, fed prices retract
- Using the “Nebraska advantage” to grow the livestock industry
- U.S. readies for more 'extremely tough' trade talks with Japan
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