Carcass data that matters, Part I

Carcass data. It’s both an awesome tool and, at times, an overwhelming puzzle piece that you just don’t know where to fit into your breeding and culling decisions. That’s why we sat down with Paul to get the scoop on what really matters and what data should influence...

Beef price, volume down

Welcome to your weekly Meat Market Minute.Cattle traded even to slightly down last week ($125/cwt) as the futures market saw significant downward pressure, giving up $4 through the week to end at $120.45 for April going into this month. One would expect spot values to...

Making the best of beef

Here’s your latest Meat Market Minute: Live cattle traded early last week as a small rally in the futures market on Wednesday encouraged packers to increase their bids to $126, steady with previous week levels. Production was well under previous year and 2.3%...

More better beef

Welcome to this week’s Meat Market Minute. Federally Inspected slaughter made a high-water mark for this year at 621,000, the largest harvest since the second week of December, and a 4.9% increase over the previous week. The increase came as packers paid a new...