Commodity Markets Center

Use the chart below to check futures prices for commodities. Click the links for pricing on grains, livestock, oil and more and stay on top of what's going on in the markets. Cash price reflects the USDA Chicago terminal.

Latest News From Markets

Cattle and hogs find modest profits.
Profit Tracker: Modest Profits For Cattle And Hogs

Cattle and hog finishing margins are both positive for the fourth consecutive week despite the fact cash prices for cattle and hogs were slightly lower last week.

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.

MM Feeders
Cattle Trade: Cash And Futures Lower

Cash cattle and futures traded lower for cattle most of the week, while grain markets experienced a harvest rally.

Profit margins should improve for cow-calf and feedlots next year.
Cattle Market’s Bottom Is In, Nalivka Says

Profitability for both cow-calf and feedyards is projected to improve in 2021, Sterling Marketing president John Nalivka told AgriTalk host Chip Flory.

CAB INSIDER: Closing the Books on a Rollercoaster Year

Fed cattle prices have steadily increased since the second week in September, adding roughly $7/cwt. to the short-term low at that time. Last week saw early trade mostly at $108 to $109/cwt.

Cattle and hog feeding margins
Profit Tracker: Cattle And Hog Margins Positive

Average cattle and hog finishing margins are both positive for the third consecutive week, according to calculations in the Sterling Marketing Profit Tracker.

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. 

Beef cows
Glenn Selk: Dressing Percent And Cull Cow Marketing

Cull cows represent about 20% of the gross income in commercial cow calf operations, so understanding the major factors impacting cull cow prices is important to your bottom line.