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Latest News From Markets

Global demand for cattle hides is declining.
Weak Hide Values Impacting Cattle Prices

China is the major global buyer of cattle hides and demand in China is hampered by tariffs and trade disruptions and by stronger environmental regulations impacting small tanneries.

1 year ago
USDA's mid-year inventory totals suggest that the U.S. cattle herd has reached a plateau.
U.S. Cattle Inventory Reaches A Plateau

USDA's mid-year inventory totals suggest that the U.S. cattle herd has reached a plateau.  I contrast a plateau with a more typical cyclical peak inventory that historically has implied a liquidation phase to follow. 

1 year ago
Derrell Peel: Cattle And Beef Markets Look For Summer Direction

Uncertainty plagues cattle markets with broader trade and political strife augmented by evolving feed market conditions. How much higher corn will go depends on acreage and yield, both uncertain at this time.

1 year ago
Yearling carcass weights have likely reached the seasonal low. 
Lower Carcass Weights Moderate Beef Production

Total federally-inspected beef production was 12.1 billion pounds in the first 24 weeks of 2019, up just 0.7 percent from the same period last year.  That is an average production of 502.4 million pounds per week.

1 year ago
Most of cattle country has had abundant to excessive moisture this year—as evident from my travels from Oklahoma to Montana.
Derrell Peel: Green Grass and High Water

Most of cattle country has had abundant to excessive moisture this year—as evident from my travels from Oklahoma to Montana.

1 year ago
A feeder cattle auction in Northern Indiana.
Uncertainty is Impacting Cattle Prices

Cattle and beef markets have decreased from April highs with uncertainty in a variety of factors weighing on markets the past month. 

1 year ago
Tough Week in Oklahoma; Cattle on Feed

According to the Mesonet, the year so far through May 26 is the fourth wettest year on record in the state with the last thirty days the second wettest for the period. 

1 year ago
Cattle and Beef Markets Move Past Spring Peaks

Fed cattle prices matched March seasonal peaks with another peak in late April but appear to be declining seasonally now.

1 year ago