Continued growth and demand

Continued growth and demand

MARKET UPDATE The fed cattle market continued on the same track last week remaining at $124/cwt. Fed cattle prices have now increased for 18 straight weeks basis the USDA 5-area Weighted Average Direct Slaughter Cattle report. The run has seen prices improve by 25%...
Betting on beef

Betting on beef

Betting on beef by Nicole Lane Erceg December 20, 2019 What does beef production look like in 2030? It’s a heavy question, one difficult to grasp with the uncertainty, but worth considering. If history is a lesson, we’ve learned a lot in the past 10 years that...
Carcass and maternal traits go hand in glove

Carcass and maternal traits go hand in glove

MARKET UPDATE Cash fed cattle prices remained firmer last week with instances of $120/cwt. live trade in Iowa, while eastern Nebraska saw the top end of $190/cwt. dressed, resulting in a weekly live average of $119/cwt. Two weeks ago the federally inspected 679K head...
Carcass value continues to motivate sellers

Carcass value continues to motivate sellers

MARKET UPDATE Cattle feeders took a firmer grip on the rope last week with a cash fed cattle price more than $2/cwt. higher than the week prior, although that detail is lost in the pricing table due to rounding. While negotiated cash volume was light, packer demand...