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CME: Beef prices take live cattle futures higher

02/08/2012 9:04:37 AM
Live cattle futures surged higher on Tuesday as market participants were buoyed by reports of higher wholesale beef prices. ... Full story.

Economic outlook for beef - mostly sunny  

02/07/2012 12:16:35 PM
Jim Robb, director of the Livestock Information Marketing Service, says as beef prices rise, producers need to keep consumer demand top of mind. ... Full story.

Beef-Cattle Economics webinar today

02/07/2012 9:24:22 AM
A Kansas State University webinar, scheduled for 1:30 Central Time today, will examine the market outlook, cattle inventory and COOL regulations. ... Full story.

Outlook, inventory and COOL

02/08/2012 6:00:00 AM
In a webinar Tuesday, sponsored in part by Drovers/CattleNework, Kansas State University economist Glynn Tonsor, PhD, offered analysis of several issues affecting beef cattle economics. ... Full story.

Cattle herd liquidation accelerated in 2011

02/06/2012 1:36:18 PM
The U.S. cattle inventory as of January 1, 2012 is down 1.9 million head from a year ago to 90.8 million, the lowest inventory since 1952 and marking the fifth consecutive year of herd contraction. ... Full story.

Hold on tight

02/06/2012 6:00:00 AM
2012 promises to be quite a year for the U.S. beef business, with the cow-calf sector poised for record returns and incentive for growth, analysts told a standing-room crowd at the Cattle-Fax Annual Outlook Conference during the Cattle Industry Convention last week. ... Full story.

Jolley: Five Minutes - John Nalivka & the shrinking cattle herd

02/03/2012 11:15:00 AM
Last Saturday the Des Moines Register reported the “combination of drought and heat in the Southwest accelerated what was already a tight supply of cattle in the U.S. last year, dropping the total herd to 90.8 million animals, the lowest total since 1952, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.” ... Full story.

Market Advisor: Southern drought conditions lower cattle numbers

02/02/2012 3:03:01 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service released the "Cattle" report on Friday, Jan. 27. ... Full story.

More than 150,000 breeding cattle leave Texas in 2011 drought

02/02/2012 5:20:00 AM
Historic drought conditions took a toll on the Texas cow herd in 2011 as more than 150,000 head left the state for greener pastures. ... Full story.

Higher cattle prices produce greater risk

02/01/2012 5:45:00 AM
Cattle markets have entered uncharted territory and cow-calf producers are in the driver’s seat. But with elevated prices comes elevated risk for all segments of the industry. ... Full story.

DeBoer: Farmland property taxes to continue rising into 2015

01/31/2012 1:10:00 PM
Farmland owners are in for more property tax increases at least into 2015, Purdue Extension agricultural economist Larry DeBoer says. ... Full story.

Inventory report suggests higher beef prices

01/31/2012 6:00:00 AM
Producers are well aware of what’s happened with cattle and beef prices over the past year. Now even the national consumer media has taken notice as USA Today ran an article this week documenting the decline in U.S. beef herds and resulting inflation in beef prices. ... Full story.
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