$92 million reasons to aim high

$92 million reasons to aim high

$92 million reasons to aim high CAB grid premium progress and producer responsibility by Steve Suther March 2, 2020 Nobody can say exactly when the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand reached the tipping point. It could have been in the mid-1990s when packers started...
CAB annual premiums grow

CAB annual premiums grow

CAB annual premiums grow Market Update Last week’s fed cattle market was steady to a dollar higher, depending on the region, with the 6-state regional average up to $120/cwt. The steer/heifer harvest continues with larger head counts than a year ago with last week’s...
Marketed best

Marketed best

Marketed Best Where feeder calves have value and cushion the bottom line By Abbie Burnett February 19, 2020 Premiums for high-Choice and Prime cattle keep sending value signals, even if just word of mouth. If you’re a cow-calf producer, it may be hard to see where it...
Prime seasonality

Prime seasonality

Prime seasonality MARKET UPDATE The fed cattle market over the past two weeks has declined $3/cwt. from the January high of $124/cwt. The late January trend for the past two years saw cash fed cattle prices advancing moderately, yet four factors have recently...
Opportunity cost of occupancy

Opportunity cost of occupancy

Opportunity cost of occupancy MARKET UPDATE A relatively quiet week in the fed cattle market last week with a sideways direction for the cash fed cattle price, now in its 4th week at the $124/cwt. level. Live Cattle futures, in the meantime, have been dramatically...