Andrew P Griffith
Recent Stories by Andrew P Griffith
Jun 10, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
The story in the finished cattle market continues to be the strong basis where live cash prices are trading $5 to $6 higher than June live cattle futures.
Jun 03, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
The strong futures market during March and April ramped up calf prices and now the owners of those cattle have been watching potential profitability dissipate into mounting losses.
May 20, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
Finished cattle prices continued their consistent weekly decline for the third consecutive week.
May 13, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
In hindsight, selling every head of cattle a person owned in 2014 and then buying back animals in late 2015 would have resulted in windfall gains for most commercial cattle producers.
Apr 29, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
International meat trade is a big business, and price and quality are the primary determinants for importers.
Apr 22, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
The steer by-product price is currently trading just over $9 per hundredweight which is one of the lowest values dating back to 2009.
Apr 15, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
Cattle markets sometimes take on the persona of an untrained dog whose attention goes something like: Bird! Squirrel! Rabbit! Biscuit!
Apr 07, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
Commercial beef production in January totaled 2.3 billion pounds which was an increase in production of 295 million pounds compared to January 2018.
Apr 01, 2019 by Andrew P Griffith
The waves or price fluctuations of the nearby futures contract should not incite panic among producers or industry participants.