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Resilience Reigned in 2020: How Livestock Producers Navigated the Pandemic

The onset of the COVID-19 hit the livestock industry especially hard. A sudden loss of demand caused prices to plummet. But thanks to the ability to pivot quickly, livestock producers showed resilience in 2020.

2 weeks ago
Cattle traded higher last week
Hulett: More Cash Rings in the New Year

Cattle feeders found higher prices as 2020 came to a close, but their ability to push the market higher may hinge on how Live Cattle futures perform in the first weeks of the New Year.

2 weeks ago
Baldie steers
Cash Fed Cattle Gain Momentum At Year’s End

Cattle feeders gained enough leverage to push negotiated cash cattle prices higher during both holiday weeks as 2020 drew to a close. Supplies of fed cattle will tick lower during the first quarter of 2021.

2 weeks ago
2021 Livestock Market Outlook Roundup

The editors at AgWeb.com are looking at experts’ projections for commodities in 2021 to help you succeed in the coming year. Here’s a look at what analysts expect for the upcoming year in the protein segments.

4 weeks ago
Cattle traded steady
Hulett: Better Than Expected

Cash cattle in the South traded steady, and futures contracts had a decent week but packer needs during the holidays seem to have more of an effect than the futures market.

4 weeks ago
Texas feedyard
Fed Cattle Soft, Feeders Higher, No COF Surprises

Fed cattle treaded steady in the South to weaker in the North, with wholesale beef prices posting additional declines for the week. Friday's cattle on feed report was as advertised and will be viewed as neutral.

1 month ago
COF Up Slightly, Placements Down 9%

Placements in feedlots during November totaled 1.91 million head, 9 percent below 2019. Net placements were 1.85 million head.

1 month ago
Livestock feeding margins
Profit Tracker: Beef Packer Margins Decline 33%

On a percentage basis, beef packer margins declined significantly last week. It's all relative, of course, since the starting point from the previous week was stunning.

1 month ago