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Friday, July 17,2009

Demand still sliding

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade was at a standstill last Thursday with feedlots and packers still priced several dollars apart. Feedlots were asking mostly $84-85 for their showlists and holding firm as a result of the improving August live cattle contract which stood at $85.

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Friday, July 10,2009

Tight feeder cattle numbers boost prices

by WLJ
There was light trade dressed cattle reported last Wednesday to regional buyers in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt at $1.30. However, the action was slow to develop elsewhere as packers worked to ratchet down production in the face of light buying interest at the retail level.

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Tuesday, July 7,2009

Fed cattle market rallies, trade $1-2 higher

by WLJ
Fed cattle trade last week was expected to be on the upswing after the market fundamentals took a turn for the better and prices rallied on tighter showlists of market-ready cattle and an improvement in the June contract ahead of expiration.

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Monday, June 29,2009

Fed trade steady to weak

by WLJ
Fed cattle markets started out softer last week with Corn Belt cattle feeders throwing in the towel on Wednesday after a break in live cattle futures. The early trade was light at $128-131 dressed with live trade at $80-81 in the region.

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Friday, June 19,2009

Fed trade fully steady

by WLJ
With the exception of moderate dressed trade in the Corn Belt last week, fed cattle trading was slow to develop. Last Thursday, some cattle traded in the region at $129-130 dressed basis with a few as high as $131-132 dressed in Nebraska.

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Friday, June 12,2009

Fed trade expected steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
Fed cattle marketing was off to a slow start last week with most marketings looking to be delayed until late in the week.

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Friday, June 12,2009

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
Cattle producers from 23 states consigned over 75,000 head of stockers, feeders and bred stock to the Superior Livestock satellite video auction. The auction was held at the Ameristar Hotel Casino in Council Bluffs, IA. Tuesdays offerings of yearling cattle traded steady with very good buyer interest and activity for the first half of the session.

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Friday, June 5,2009

Fall calves sell well on early video

by WLJ
Cattle traded early last week with prices sliding $3-4 lower than the previous week at $82 live on limited numbers in the south, while in the north, cattle feeders shipped cattle at $130-131.

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Friday, May 29,2009

Fed cattle market steady to $1 lower

by WLJ
The fed cattle market traded steady to lower last week with early trade prices at $84 in Texas last Thursday, while cattle in Nebraska traded the prior day at $85 live and $135-136 dressed. Prices were steady to $1 lower than the previous weeks action.

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Friday, May 29,2009

VIDEO auction

by WLJ
Angus, Hysham, MT, $115.00, May 22, Fort Worth, TX November delivery. 550 lbs, Select Cattle producers from 18 states VAC 24, Charolais-cross steer consigned over 38,000 head of calves, Crews Groves, Inc., Avon stockers, feeders and bred stock to Park, FL, $104.00, July delivery. 550 the Superior Livestock satellite video lbs, Natural, NHTC, VAC 34 , auction. The auction was held in a Angus-cross heifer calves with slight broadcast live from the Superior Brahman influence, Seminole Tribe Livestock Auction Studio in the his- of Florida, Inc.

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