Premium beef decline pushes incentives

Premium beef decline pushes incentives

MARKET UPDATE There is very little insight needed to understand what happened in the cash markets last week. Seasonality and the conclusion of the Labor Day holiday were easy indicators that the market would be weaker in both the live cattle and boxed beef segments....
Supply/demand shifts seasonal premium

Supply/demand shifts seasonal premium

MARKET UPDATE The cash market for fed cattle last week gave some relief to feeders and overall market sentiment in the wake of the prior week’s $5/cwt. decline. Trade in the Iowa/Minnesota reporting region came in at $110-$111/cwt. at the top of the market, while...
Sustaining common ground

Sustaining common ground

Sustaining Common Ground The first time I visited New York City it thrilled me. So many people from all walks of life coming together at one place and time. The smells were most particular – ranging from the taxi cab exhaust fumes to the Atlantic Ocean, wafting in...
Summer quality spreads impress

Summer quality spreads impress

MARKET UPDATE The fed cattle market is holding strong in late July within a narrow trading range. Last week’s pricing activity continued to show effects of excess supply in the South with $111/cwt. for the region, while live bids in the North were at $114-$118/cwt....