United States Cattle on Feed down 6 percent

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.6 million head on November 1, 2013. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle futures price compression

Over the past few weeks, feeder cattle futures contracts have converged to what might as well be a single price, no matter the contract expiration month. FULL STORY »

Falling grain prices pull at rural economic growth

Lower corn values spurred by increased production numbers are affecting rural economies as subtle growth continues, but retail business and hiring retract. FULL STORY »

Five minutes with Cattle Buyers Weekly publisher Steve Kay

The year is drawing to an end and it's time for my annual visit with Steve Kay. Once a year, he takes a few minutes out of his incredibly busy schedule to share his views about the cattle industry with me. FULL STORY »

Utilizing co-product feeds for the stocker operation

For many years, stockering calves in the Southeastern U.S. has been a very profitable enterprise for some producers. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Fall pregnancy exams tell the story

Last week, one set of 72 beef cows came off the pasture and was brought home to the Dickinson Research Extension Center ranch headquarters. The cows' trip through the chute was fast. Their average weight was 1,482 pounds, with a condition score of 5.3. FULL STORY »

A different way to think of feeding hay

With winter approaching, most livestock producers have already purchased winter hay supplies, but did they purchase enough hay that meets the nutritional requirements of their herds. FULL STORY »

Calves in high demand with limited yearling numbers

Yearling feeders are in short supply, turning interest towards calves selling steadily at higher values than the previous week. FULL STORY »

Feeder cattle review: Feeder market entrenched in the Fall-Run Play video

Compared to last week; a good test of steer and heifer calves sold mostly steady with instances as much as $5 higher, predominantly across the Southeast and the Southern Plains winter wheat region. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle prices remain at record levels

USDA released their cattle on feed report this week. The number of cattle in large feedlots on October 1 was down 7.7% from a year ago. September placements were up 1.0% compared to last year. FULL STORY »

Cattle Outlook: Fed cattle prices at record highs

Fed cattle prices set new record highs this week going above $130/cwt for the first time. FULL STORY »

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