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Latest News From Markets

USDA's mid-year cattle inventory shows little change
Derrell Peel: USDA Cattle Inventory and Cattle on Feed

USDA's release o Friday of Cattle on Feed and Cattle Inventory report data suggests backlog is decreasing in feedyards and beef cow numbers are tightening across cattle country.

4 months ago
Feedlot backlog continues
Derrell Peel: Boxed Beef Prices Sag Under Growing Supply

Boxed beef prices have dropped to their lowest level since 2017, and beef production will continue at a pace above last year with carcass weights up 35 pounds year-over-year.

4 months ago
Derrell Peel: COVID-19 Whacks Beef Exports

Trade data for May shows sharply lower beef exports, likely due to COVID-19 related disruptions in beef production and also in part due to decreased international beef demand.

4 months ago
Derrell Peel: Slow Recovery Projected for U.S. and Global Economy

There is much uncertainty about the future impacts of COVID-19 but even in the best of circumstances, the economic impacts are enormous, with some projections worse than the 2008 recession.

4 months ago
Derrell Peel: Plenty Of Beef For Independence Day

In anticipation of July 4, estimated beef production for the week ending June 27 was 562.3 million pounds, up 5.3 percent year over year. 

5 months ago
Feedlot steers
Derrell Peel: Third Quarter Beef Recovery

Retail grocery will transition from limited beef supplies in recent weeks to ample supplies at the same time food service demand is slowly building this fall.

5 months ago
Drought stressed fescue
Derrell Peel: Early Drought Planning Will Pay

Drought conditions have expanded rapidly in recent weeks and while many regions do not yet face imminent actions, it is not too early to develop drought plans for your ranch.

5 months ago
Beef markets recovering
Derrell Peel: Beef Markets Move Past Disruptions

Barring a major setback, it appears that America's beef markets are moving past the worst of the COVID-19 disruptions that have caused upheaval in recent weeks.

6 months ago