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Nebraska feedyard
Cash Cattle Lower, COF Inventory Higher

Both CME cattle futures and cash prices were lower for the second consecutive week. USDA's cattle on feed report found a record October 1 inventory as September placements were called 6% higher.

Cattle and hogs find modest profits.
Profit Tracker: Modest Profits For Cattle And Hogs

Cattle and hog finishing margins are both positive for the fourth consecutive week despite the fact cash prices for cattle and hogs were slightly lower last week.

Cash and futures trended lower
Futures Are A Drag On Cash

Despite declines in both cash and futures prices, cattle feeders continue to believe cattle markets show signs of optimism.

MM Feeders
Cattle Trade: Cash And Futures Lower

Cash cattle and futures traded lower for cattle most of the week, while grain markets experienced a harvest rally.

Profit margins should improve for cow-calf and feedlots next year.
Cattle Market’s Bottom Is In, Nalivka Says

Profitability for both cow-calf and feedyards is projected to improve in 2021, Sterling Marketing president John Nalivka told AgriTalk host Chip Flory.

CAB INSIDER: Closing the Books on a Rollercoaster Year

Fed cattle prices have steadily increased since the second week in September, adding roughly $7/cwt. to the short-term low at that time. Last week saw early trade mostly at $108 to $109/cwt.

Cattle and hog feeding margins
Profit Tracker: Cattle And Hog Margins Positive

Average cattle and hog finishing margins are both positive for the third consecutive week, according to calculations in the Sterling Marketing Profit Tracker.

Cattle on feed
Patience Pays Off

Producers who had the patience to hold out until Friday trade were rewarded with higher money, and packers remain hungry for cattle.