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Profit Tracker: Stuck In Red

Cattle feeders generally expected margins to be much better by now. An anticipated spring rally that could have erased a lot of red ink has failed to materialize, leaving feedyard closeouts stuck in neutral with near $200 losses.

4 years ago
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Profit Tracker: A Step Back

The march toward break even for cattle feeders stumbled last week as average losses increased $36 per head, leaving closeouts $113 in the red, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker.

4 years ago
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Profit Tracker: Feeding Margins Post $40 Gains

Cattle feeders found a modest improvement of $40 on closeouts last week, but the bottom-line was still $345 in the red. 

4 years ago
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Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Near $200

Beef packers saw their margins jump more than $86 per head higher last week, leaving average profits at $199, according to calculations by Sterling Marketing, Vale, Ore. 

4 years ago
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Profit Tracker: Another Step Back (VIDEO)

After slicing more than 50% off the monstrous losses found a month ago, cattle feeders saw their margins slip $43 per further into the red last week with $2 per cwt. lower bids. 

5 years ago
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Profit Tracker: Margins Improve 38%

Cattle feeding margins improved by 50% over the past two weeks, and by 38% during the past week. 

5 years ago
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Profit Tracker: Breakevens Hit $170

Calculated breakeven prices for cattle shipped from feedyards last week were $170.12, according to Sterling Marketing, Vale, Ore.

5 years ago
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Profit Tracker: Simply Worse

The adjectives have all been used to describe the despair that is cattle feeding. Last week was simply worse than the week before, which was a train wreck. 

5 years ago