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Latest News From Markets

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.

Black Ink: Rookies, Quick Studies and Jumping In

Farm and ranch kids are pretty cool. This edition of Black Ink touches on what we can learn from the way they learn.

Weaning
Glenn Selk: Why 45-Day Weaning Is Important

If you are targeting selling your calves during one of this fall's value-added or preconditioned sales, be mindful some of the required weaning dates are only days away.

Matsushima to Win Industry Achievement Award at Feeding Quality Forum

For his immeasurable impact on the industry and the people in it, Matsushima will receive the 2020 Feeding Quality Forum Industry Achievement Award. He’ll be recognized during the virtual event, slated for Aug. 25-26.

Cash cattle trade higher
Hulett: Cash Keeps Positive Momentum

Cash cattle prices moved higher again for the sixth consecutive week, with the North still trading premium to the South. Feedyards in the South appear to be cleaning up faster than expected.

Negotiated Cash Fed Cattle Trade Higher

Negotiated cash fed cattle trade was called “moderate to active” this week. Surging box beef prices coupled with improved feedyard market leverage spurred prices higher.

CAB Insider: CAB Carcass Cutout Premiums Bolstered

The fed steer and heifer market keeps working toward normalized levels, but at a very slow pace. Last week’s $101/cwt. steer price was roughly a dollar higher than the week prior.  

Cattle at feedbunk
Fed Cattle Rally Reaches Sixth Week

Negotiated cash cattle prices pushed higher again for the sixth consecutive week as feedyards have gained some market leverage with declining supplies.