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Feeder markets have shown extreme volatility
Derrell Peel: Cattle Market Responses To Recent Market Turmoil

The current cattle market situation creates significant disparities between the current supply and demand situation and expectations for coming supply and demand conditions.

8 months ago
Beef and pork are not in short supply.
Derrell Peel: Record Meat Supplies In 2020

It is critical for consumers to know that there is no shortage of meat in the U.S.  In fact, production of beef, pork and poultry are projected at record levels in 2020.

8 months ago
Supply chains disrupted by coronavirus
Derrell Peel: Beef Supply Chains Affected By COVID-19

The U.S. and global economy is in uncharted waters. There are many unknowns about the timing, severity and aftermath of the disease. For beef, there are longer-term questions about the overall impact on demand.

8 months ago
Wholesale beef values are lower than last year.
Derrell Peel: Is COVID-19 Impacting Beef Demand?

Current wholesale beef values are lower year-over-year, but it's too early to gauge what impact the COVID-19 virus has had on both export and domestic beef demand.

8 months ago
Market recovery from coronavirus impact could be lengthy
Derrell Peel: Decision-Making In Turbulent Markets

The coronavirus is another “black swan” that is different in some fundamental ways from other such events in cattle markets, such as the packing plant fire last year or even the first BSE case in late 2003.

9 months ago
January placements were 99.4% of year ago.
Derrell Peel: Regional Cattle On Feed Breakdown

Cattle on feed data shows the largest number of cattle in feedlots during February since 2008, while placements were 99.4% of year ago, a little smaller than expected.

9 months ago
Carcass weights trend higher
Derrell Peel: Carcass Weights Resume Uptrend

USDA’s latest carcass weights data show steers 12 pounds heavier than last year and heifers 13 pounds heavier than last year, resuming a higher trend after moderating the past three years.

9 months ago
Exports were down in 2019
Derrell Peel: Analyzing 2019 U.S. Beef Exports And Imports

U.S. beef exports were down year-over-year in 2019 but could see a bump this year. Imports in 2019 were up slightly compared to the previous year.

9 months ago