Current. Relevant. Quality-driven.
For nearly 10 years, Paul Dykstra has written a bi-weekly market column for the brand, these past six years as the CAB Insider. He shares current market updates, trends and observations with a closer look at the cattle market from the beef-product side than you can find anywhere else. Yes, there’s an emphasis on the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, and you will find the latest research exploring carcass quality. We want you to be the first to know all of this important industry information, to help bring even more value to your herd.
The man on the inside
Paul Dykstra is the beef cattle specialist for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. A native of Colorado, Paul grew up on a commercial cow calf ranch in western Colorado and later earned a degree in animal science from Colorado State University. Paul worked as a feedyard manager for the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., before joining the brand’s supply development team in 2002.
Paul combines his experience and knowledge to work closely with ranchers and feedyard managers to raise Angus cattle using the best management practices to enhance profitability by producing quality beef.
READ THE LATEST INSIDERS
Paul Dykstra shares the cattle market is seeing impressive recovery since the fire in August. China’s protein needs shift towards beef since their pork industry’s onslaught of ASF, causing disruption in typical U.S. beef imports.read more
Paul Dykstra gives a market update, sharing the fed cattle prices are on a seasonal upward trend. Weaning and shipping have hit cattle country and producers must decide—to sell or retain ownership. Paul breaks down the numbers.read more
Paul Dykstra discusses the increasing carcass weights of fat cattle and the historic trends behind it. Cattle seller’s are also seeing improvements to the fed-cattle trade.read more
Kansas quality grades dip. The Certified Angus Beef LLC wraps up with another fiscal year of increased brand product sales signifying strong consumer demand.read more
Fed cattle prices took a hit at the beginning of September, while Texas fed cattle continue to see the low end of trade. Setback is partly seasonal-goodbye grilling weather after Labor Day. The Choice-Select spread remains strong.read more
Packing plants absorb slack following Tyson fire, high-quality beef in demand, lighter carcass weights continue to reflect inflated heifer numbers.read more