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Hulett: Packers Manage Easily

Feeders in the South hurried to sell cattle on a Tuesday-steady bid. The early trade made it easy on the Packers who seemed more than willing to take on the inventory at steady money.

1 week ago
Cash prices traded higher
Hulett: Cash Cresting?

Did outside factors or did cash trade cresting at $110 create the sell off Friday?  This week’s cash bids from the packer might be the best answer to that question. 

2 weeks ago
Cash cattle moved $1 higher
Hulett: Holiday Cash Upside

Continued support from the board could yield higher cash prices for most producers.  Packers need for higher grading cattle could also help push prices higher in the weeks to come.

3 weeks ago
Cash fed cattle prices steady
Hulett: Holding the Descent

Beef packers could be moving into a period with smaller inventories, which may prompt them to push prices higher. CME futures prices will again have an impact on the cash trade.

4 weeks ago
Cash cattle softer again
Cash and Futures Weaken Again

Cattle feeders found softer prices and weaker packer demand as last week progressed, driven in part by declines in CME futures prices.

1 month ago
Cash and futures trended lower
Futures Are A Drag On Cash

Despite declines in both cash and futures prices, cattle feeders continue to believe cattle markets show signs of optimism.

1 month ago
Cattle on feed
Patience Pays Off

Producers who had the patience to hold out until Friday trade were rewarded with higher money, and packers remain hungry for cattle. 

1 month ago
Cash cattle trading higher
Higher Cash Still Disappoints

The early trade released any pressure on packers to acquire available inventory and made it easier for them to achieve their buy. The majority of the cash trade in the South was from two packers.

1 month ago