Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef
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Dec 12, 2018 by Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef
The second half of December marks the end of the holiday run on middle meats, along with seasonally wider price spreads between quality grades and the premium brands.
Sep 19, 2018 by Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef
Nebraska’s Prime-graded carcasses jumped 2.6 percentage points, overcoming the Choice decline for an accumulated net positive gain in Nebraska carcass quality so far this year.
Mar 21, 2018 by Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef
An update on fed cattle carcass quality grades is anything but routine this week as we’re seeing a noted push in carcass quality, setting records in the first quarter this year.
Nov 15, 2017 by Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef
Many industry participants are aware USDA announced more than two weeks ago that adjustments to camera carcass grading were necessary.
Jul 12, 2017 by Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef
The summer video cattle auction schedule kicks in with full steam this week, as cattle feeders and backgrounders chew an extra heartburn tablet and set their jaws with resolve against a fairly bullish market.
May 10, 2017 by Paul Dykstra, Certified Angus Beef
A pronounced decline of industry aggregate marbling levels in harvested fed cattle annually occurs from the late February highs through May, resulting in a smaller mix of Choice and Prime carcasses in favor of a few mor