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Profit Tracker: Cattle Margins Improve, Hogs Decline

Cattle and hog finishing margins are both modestly positive for the seventh consecutive week, though hog margins saw a slight decline with lower lean carcass prices.

2 weeks ago
Cattle and hog feeding margins remain positive.
Profit Tracker: Modest Profit Holding Pattern

Closeouts on cattle and hogs marketed last week remain modestly profitable for the sixth consecutive week, according to calculations by Sterling Marketing.

3 weeks ago
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Profit Tracker: Profit Margins Erode For Cattle And Hogs

Cattle and hog finishing margins remain positive for the sixth consecutive week, but cash prices for both declined modesty last week and margins eroded.

4 weeks ago
Feedlot losses continue
Profit Tracker: Feedyard Losses Estimated At $254

Cattle feeders and pork producers continue to experience significant per head losses as market prices trend lower following slaughter and processing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

4 months ago
Profit Tracker: Eroding Feedlot Margins

Cattle feeding losses increased the week ending April 11, as cash prices fell $6 per cwt. on soft packer demand for market-ready cattle.

7 months ago
Feeding margins declined the week ending March 15
Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Continue Decline

Based on cash sales of $108.77, cattle closeouts lost an average of $90 per head the week ending March 15.

8 months ago
Feeding margins declined last week
Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Slip Into The Red

Cash cattle prices lost another $2 per cwt. last week, a decline of $7 over two weeks. Coupled with higher input costs on feeder cattle, the decline feedyards with an average $22 per head loss last week.

8 months ago
Feedyard closeouts remain profitable
Profit Tracker: Packer/Feeder Margin Spread Widens

Despite a $2 decline in cash fed cattle prices, feedyard closeouts reported positive mid-winter results while packer margins held firm.

9 months ago