Brazil now the 5th largest supplier of U.S. beef imports

The United States has imported 2.16 billion pounds of beef so far in 2015 (January - July), up 32.5% from 2014.  U.S. beef imports from Brazil are up 119% in 2015.  Brazil is the 5th largest supplier of beef to the United States so far in 2015.   More...

9 states had their cattle inventory grow by 50K head or more in 2015

Texas had the largest increase in cattle inventory in 2015 in the United States followed by Oklahoma & Kansas. Nine (9) states had their cattle inventory increase 50K or more head in 2015.  More...

California & North Dakota had largest drops in cattle inventory in 2015

California and North Dakota had the largest drops in cattle inventory in 2015 followed by Pennsylvania & Alabama.  California and North Dakota dropped 100K head in 2015. Seventeen (17) states had lower cattle inventories in 2015.  More...

Turkey, Sudan & Kazakhstan are the 4th, 5th & 6th top destinations for U.S. cattle exports

The United States has exported 43.4K head of cattle in 2015, down 31.04% from 2014.  The United States has exported the most cattle in 2015 to Canada followed by Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Sudan & Kazakhstan.  More...

Monthly cattle prices below last year for 1st time in 2015

July 2015 cattle prices were at $150, down $6 from the month before.   July 2015 cattle prices were down $7 from the same time last year.  This is the first time in 2015 that monthly cattle prices have been lower than the year before.  More...

Egg prices were up 53% and hog prices were down 53% from last year

U.S. agricultural prices (average) in July 2015 were down 12.6% from the previous year.  Calf prices were up 7% from last year.  Egg prices were up 53% while hog prices were down 53% from last year.   More...

U.S. an attractive market for sellers, not buyers

International trade continues to be a drag on the U.S. beef market as the strong dollar and high U.S. beef prices make the U.S. an attractive market to sell into, but a less appealing place to buy from.   More...

Feeder cattle expected to decline $17 between now and May

Steers were down $2 to $4 this week compared to last week while heifer prices were down $3 to $5 over the same time period. Based on deferred futures market contract prices this is just the beginning of a long trek where feeder cattle prices are expected to decline more than $17 per hundredweight between now and May.  More...

Canadian dollar trades at its lowest point in 11 years

It was a volatile week on the markets, and the fed market moved lower last week.  Alberta fed steers averaged $181.36/cwt which is a new low for the year.  More...

U.S. beef exports to Ecuador up 1345%

The United States has exported 1.33 billion pounds of beef in 2015, down 9.95% from 2014. The United States has exported beef to 109 different countries so far in 2015.   More...