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Monday, January 26,2015

Where does beef fit in the 2015 global market

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
In the domestic market, overall trends in beef demand have been surprisingly strong. Americans are forking over record amounts of cash for their favorite protein compared to year-over-year retail prices. According to the most recent National Beef Retail report, the overall price increase for four highly popular retail beef cuts amounts to a 17.

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Monday, January 26,2015

Cash prices fall as futures falter

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
Cash fed trade got underway surprisingly early last week with over 5,000 head being confirmed sold on Tuesday. By Thursday afternoon, over 43,000 head had been confirmed sold via negotiated trade at prices of $157-160 live, and $256-257 dressed. This continues the downward momentum from the prior week, being down $3-6 live and $3-9 lower for dressed.

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Friday, January 23,2015

Finances grim after producers´ failure to economize

by DTN
Don’t expect much farmer economizing in production costs in 2015, but it’s not for lack of trying. Yes, growers can nickel-and-dime their remaining grain and soybean expenses, but most cannot recover the hundreds of dollars of gross income per acre that have vanished since 2012.

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Monday, January 19,2015

Cash cattle, feeders reverse course down

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The rally in the cash fed market was very short-lived. After seeing large volumes trade at up $4.00-4.50 live during the week starting Jan. 5, last week gave back those gains and then some. By Thursday afternoon, 44,575 cattle had been confirmed sold on negotiated trade at live prices of $162-165 and $260-265 dressed, down $5-15 from the prior week.

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Monday, January 19,2015

Opportunities abroad for U.S. agriculture

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
When was the last time you were told there is opportunity in agriculture? Not just opportunity for agriculture, but opportunity for U.S. agriculture? Have you been told you pursue a noble profession? Or one that will feed the world and may even bring peace?.

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Friday, January 16,2015

The evolving role of Canadian, Mexican cattle and beef trade

by WLJ
The most recent monthly trade data provides an update to recent cattle and beef trade flows in North America. They emphasize the longer term evolution and change in the roles of Canada and Mexico in North American and global markets. Cattle and beef trade flows between the U.

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Monday, January 12,2015

Seller's market in the Southwest

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
The Southwest has had its share of hard times in recent years, but in terms of ranchland and ag real estate, it has been flying high. The greatest challenge in that market is also its biggest opportunity; there are willing buyers, but scant inventory. That equates to a seller’s market.

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Monday, January 12,2015

What do low gas prices mean for ranchers?

by Mark Mendiola - WLJ Correspondent
The combination of plunging petroleum costs and high cattle prices makes for happy American ranchers these days, but a flip side of the equation is causing them to pause and wonder about the longterm impact that the ongoing low fuel prices ultimately will have on their livestock operations.

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Friday, January 2,2015

Markets get late gift

by Kerry Halladay, Editor
“So far this week we’ve seen some light fed cattle sales in Nebraska and Iowa at $163 live and $260-262 dressed,” reported Troy Vetterkind of Vetterkind Cattle Brokerage. “Not enough volume to establish a market but suffice it to say it likely points to a higher cattle trade when all is said and done this week.

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Friday, January 2,2015

Pondering the 2015 cattle markets

by WLJ
Cattle and beef markets are finishing 2014 at or near record levels, which is the way the year began…at or near record levels. However the advance in prices has been much more dramatic in 2014. Retail beef prices are up 15-20 percent, following a 5-6 percent year- over-year increase in 2013.

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