Commodity Markets Center

Use the chart below to check futures prices for commodities. Click the links for pricing on grains, livestock, oil and more and stay on top of what's going on in the markets. Cash price reflects the USDA Chicago terminal.

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Beef at a grocery store.
Beef Demand and Cattle Prices

Cattle prices are derived from the total value that consumers place on beef products. 

1 year ago
What Does May Bring for Cattle Producers?

Does May bring flowers … or more showers? 

1 year ago
Record April Feedlot Inventories

The latest USDA-NASS Cattle on Feed report pegged April 1 feedlot inventories at 11.96 million head, 102 percent of last year and a record April level for the data series, which started in 1996.

1 year ago
Better Spring Forage Conditions in Oklahoma

Conditions were significantly different in April, 2018 with 34.85 percent of the state in extreme (D3) and exceptional (D4) drought conditions and just 41.72 percent of the state with no drought conditions.

1 year ago
Cattle standing at a feed bunk after a recent rain.
Feedlot Performance Impacted by Weather

Adverse weather has likely slowed cattle finishing somewhat but the slaughter totals across classes mostly reflect underlying herd dynamics.

1 year ago
Spring Cattle Market Roundup

The March Cattle on Feed report brings the feedlot data up to date and back on schedule following the federal government shutdown. 

1 year ago
Cattle and Beef Trade: 2018 Summary, Part 2

Total U.S. beef imports were 3.0 billion pounds in 2018, up 0.2 percent year over year and essentially unchanged for the last three years. 

1 year ago