Commodity Markets Center

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Latest News From Markets

Wheat pasture
Derrell Peel: Lack of Moisture Threatens Winter Grazing

Wheat pasture development and growth is likely to slow or even reverse if forecast weather conditions are realized.  This, in turn, may reduce stocker cattle demand in the coming weeks.

1 month ago
Feedlot cattle
Derrell Peel: Feedlot Dynamics Continue

The September Cattle on Feed report was largely a replay of the August report with larger than expected placements pushing feedlot inventories higher.

2 months ago
Preconditioning calves
Derrell Peel: Add Value To Your Calves This Fall

Weaned and preconditioned calves bring significant premiums over calves that were weaned on the truck on their way to the sale yard.

2 months ago
Beef exports increasing
Derrell Peel: Beef Trade Shock Waves Continue

Continuing COVID-19 impacts, global recession, political tensions and exchange rates will all be important in determining global beef trade in the coming weeks and months.

2 months ago
Derrell Peel: Drought and Forage Conditions

With 41% of the nation in drought conditions, there is no doubt that lack of pasture is creating management challenges in the worst drought areas and likely leading to some regional destocking and relocation of cows.

2 months ago
Grazing wheat pasture
Derrell Peel : Winter Wheat Grazing Prospects

Markets will no doubt evolve this fall and producers must continue to evaluate winter grazing potential under dynamic market conditions and profit potential may vary widely.

3 months ago
July cattle feedlot placements were 11% higher
Derrell Peel: Feedlots Reload In July

Friday's USDA cattle on feed report held a few surprises for cattlemen, and analysts are finding the available data a challenge after the turbulence witnessed the first half of 2020.

3 months ago
Beef demand remains critical to prices
Derrell Peel: Beef Demand and Macroeconomics

Preliminary GDP data suggest the U.S. experienced an unprecedented economic decline during the second quarter of 2020, leading to uncertainty about consumer beef demand for the remainder of the year.

4 months ago