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Largest Q1 Prime carcass production rewarded

Largest Q1 Prime carcass production rewarded

Largest Q1 Prime carcass production rewarded MARKET UPDATE Federally inspected weekly slaughter has fallen in the past three weeks 20,000 to 25,000 head below late February and early March levels. Cooler cleaning and plant maintenance is the primary factor for the...
CAB carcass supplies set weekly records

CAB carcass supplies set weekly records

CAB carcass supplies set weekly records MARKET UPDATE Federally inspected weekly slaughter totaled 18,000 head fewer than the prior week. That was mainly because one packing plant was dark on Friday and possibly Saturday for cooler cleaning. Estimated at 501,000 head,...
Cold weather, grade expectations

Cold weather, grade expectations

Cold weather, grade expectations MARKET UPDATE Fed cattle prices were steady in the first half of February, averaging $114/cwt. in each of those two weeks. Live Cattle futures contracts have been pricing higher this month despite choppy movement since late last week....