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Cattle traded in a wide range
Hulett: Cattle Feeders Squander Opportunity

Negotiated cash cattle traded started at higher money mid-week, but in their rush to move cattle some feeders agreed to lower prices and the week ended on a softer note.

1 month ago
Feedlot steers
Cash Cattle Steady To Softer

The post-Thanksgiving negotiated trade was mixed, with higher prices mid-week, falling off $1 to $2 by week's end. Feeder cattle sold uneven, $2 lower to $3 higher.

1 month ago
CAB Insider: First Sales of CAB in China

The first shipments of the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand arrived in China in November, ushering in the potential for a new, powerful buyer for high-quality U.S. beef.

1 month ago
Cattle and hog feeding margins steady
Profit Tracker: Cattle, Hog Margins Steady

Cattle and hog feeding operations saw their margins remain modestly profitable last week with little movement in cash prices. Both cattle and hog feeding margins are higher than last year at the same time.

2 months ago
Feeder cattle sold uneven
Cash Fed Cattle Steady To Softer, Feeders Uneven

The Choice beef cutout price has rallied nearly $30 in November while cash fed cattle prices have gained just $5. As a result, packer margins have increased while feeding margins struggle to remain above water.

2 months ago
Profit tracker
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 months ago
Cash prices traded higher
Hulett: Cash Cresting?

Did outside factors or did cash trade cresting at $110 create the sell off Friday?  This week’s cash bids from the packer might be the best answer to that question. 

2 months ago
Cattle weights are declining
Cattle Carcass Weights Moderating

Market analysts see signs that feedyards have significantly reduced the COVID-19-induced backlog of cattle and are regaining currentness, also a key factor in the recent market rally.

2 months ago