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Aerial photo showing damage to the roof of Tyson's Finney County beef plant.
Packing Plant Fire Disruptions Fading, Part 1

With seven weeks passed since the fire at Tyson's Finney County, Kan. plant, the impacts and resulting ripple effects are clearer now and are fading as expected. 

1 year ago
September was the first year-over-year decrease in inventories since Dec. 2016.
Derrell Peel: A Peak In Feedlot Inventories?

The September Cattle on Feed report highlights some regional differences in the current feedlot situation among the four largest feeding states.

1 year ago
Brazil currently ships about 22% of total exports to China.
Growing Demand In China Dominates Global Beef Trade

The rapid growth in Chinese beef imports has dramatically altered global beef flows with several countries now exporting a significant share of total exports to China.

1 year ago
Mexican feeder steer
Derrell Peel: Cattle Imports Update

Cattle imports for July were lower than a year ago, but the total for the first seven months of 2019 are higher.

1 year ago
After the Fire: Cattle Slaughter and Beef Prices

As more data becomes available on the aftermath of the fire at the Tyson packing plant, cattle and beef markets are facing increased scrutiny and suspicions.

1 year ago
An early peek at winter grazing budgets highlights the huge uncertainty impacting feeder cattle marke
Derrell Peel: Fall And Winter Stocker Grazing Prospects

An early peek at winter grazing budgets highlights the huge uncertainty impacting feeder cattle markets, including grain markets and global economic turmoil.

1 year ago
The closure of Tyson's beef plant caused ripple effects throughout the industry.
The Role Of Markets In A Disaster

The fire at Tyson's beef plant was much like throwing a rock into a pond resulting in a big initial splash and ripple effects spreading in all directions.  The initial splash included a dramatic set of market reactions.

1 year ago
Widely varying seasonal price patterns exist for the many beef products produced in the industry.
Derrell Peel: Beef Product Seasonality

In the cattle and beef industry, widely varying seasonal price patterns exist for all classes of cattle as well as for each of the many beef products produced in the industry.

1 year ago