Prices for the Value Added Sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards were up $5-8 cwt. compared to the weekly feeder calf sale just four days prior.
A CME futures market rally leads cash cattle $14 higher over the past two weeks.
In the midst of this year's fall calf crop marketing process it is useful to step back and note marketing prospects and options available to buyers and sellers of calves. For context note the current projected pr
Cash fed cattle trades $1 to $2 lower for the week, with feeder cattle steady to $5 higher.
There are some international issues lurking that could hamper the market, but nothing has slowed the market.
Meaningful change isn’t accomplished overnight. More often, it happens slowly by chipping away piece by piece until something new suddenly takes shape.
The 2017 Census of Agriculture was released April 11. While the lag between collecting and reporting the information seems like a long time, the breadth and depth of information is substantial.
Last week's market rally helped feedyards erase much of their red ink, but not all.