Regardless of what is leading the market, it would appear finished cattle prices will remain strong the next few weeks.
JBS USA has recalled approximately 35,464 lb. of raw ground beef following the finding of hard plastic in contaminated beef.
Cash fed cattle prices rallied $5 to $6 per cwt. higher on a live basis this week, and $7 to $10 higher on a dressed basis.
There was little change in finished cattle prices this week which likely has feedlot managers sweating bullets.
So you already use low-stress handling practices. Can you do more to help them acclimate, and if you do, will your efforts pay off in better health?
So you already use low-stress handling practices for cattle arriving for backgrounding or finishing, including allowing calves to rest for a day or two before processing. Can you do more to help them acclimate, and if y
Feeder cattle futures are very thinly traded relative to many of the other futures contracts being traded which can induce increased volatility and make hedging difficult.