Latest News From Cattle Market Reports and Analysis

Cattle in snow
Derrell Peel: 'We interrupt this La Niña with an early winter storm'

Last week’s early winter storm exposed cattle to cold, wet conditions, but also brought much-needed moisture to the nation’s wheat belt reviving prospects for winter grazing.

1 month ago
Nebraska feedlot
Derrell Peel: Early Winter Storm And Cattle On Feed

A large winter storm is advancing across the central U.S. bringing cold temperatures and some much-needed moisture. Feedlots continued to build inventory during September leading to a record inventory for Oct. 1.

1 month ago
Cash cattle softer again
Cash and Futures Weaken Again

Cattle feeders found softer prices and weaker packer demand as last week progressed, driven in part by declines in CME futures prices.

1 month ago
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.

1 month ago
Baldie steers
Derrell Peel: Cattle Slaughter Dynamics

There are many dynamics in cattle slaughter markets in the fourth quarter that will determine total slaughter for the year, but an early analysis suggests a 2.5% decline.

1 month ago
Cattle in a Kansas Feedyard
Fall Rally Continues For Fed Cattle

A fall rally in cash fed cattle markets has added $5 to $6 per cwt. over the past three weeks. Feeder cattle remain in moderate demand, but drought conditions across much of the Great Plains is affecting cattle markets.

1 month ago
Cash cattle traded higher
Higher Cash Cattle Prices Continue

Packers were fairly aggressive in their drive to increase their inventory. Cash traded mostly on Thursday, but packers took on additional cattle Friday at steady money.

2 months ago
Fed Cattle Lower, Feeder Cattle Uneven

Cattle prices were softer across all regions last week despite cattle futures prices regaining some momentum. Wholesale beef prices also declined after the Labor Day holiday.

2 months ago