Close
Home » Articles »   By Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
 
 
Monday, January 20,2014

Record cash trade; $143.74 live, $228.60 dressed

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Corn Belt—$1-2 higher live and fully $4-7 higher dressed than the prior week—by close of trade Thursday those prices had advanced to as high as $144.50 live (all grade steer average of $143.74) and dressed prices as high as $230 (all grade steer average of $228.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, January 20,2014

Corn supplies surprise industry, revised down

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Both the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and the annual Crop Production report were released Friday, Jan. 10. The number people were waiting for was the final word on corn production for the 2013 year.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, January 20,2014

A preview of things to come

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Looking to the future is a common habit in these early weeks of a new year, but this year seems to be special in terms of that frequent pastime.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 17,2014

Ranchers: make your voice heard!

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
It’s a new year and an election year at that, so the body politic—and the market equivalent—have lost no time in generating proposals that need producer commentary. Below are a trio of pending actions that have the potential to greatly impact ranching.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, January 13,2014

Drought took its toll on Southwest market

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Times have been tough in the heart of classic cowboy country these past few years. The Southwest has seen some of the worst drought it’s experienced in ages in 2011-2013. Drought and its accompanying friend, fire, has taken a toll on ag real estate and pasture values.

Read more Read it in print
Monday, January 13,2014

Where's the top to cash fed cattle?

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Last week the cash fed market continued to ride the rising tide of record prices. Though the bulk of sales were pushed off until Friday, the scattered small volume sells to regional packers were nothing if not a reprisal of the prior week’s tune, though at a slightly higher pitch.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 10,2014

Proposed bill 2014's first ag protection law

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
In what is likely a long list of firsts for the year 2014, the derisive moniker of “aggag” has been applied to a proposed Indiana law by animal rights groups. The law in question focuses mostly on trespass and trains, but does include an interesting detail that could even give the agricultural world pause.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, January 10,2014

Checkoff operator passes its management review

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
In a report released last Tuesday, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) stated it had found “no reportable findings” in its required triennial management review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB).

Read more Read it in print
Saturday, January 4,2014

Demand, market conditions and lessened drought could move hay markets in 2014

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
The new year of 2014 has been dubbed the year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar, the year of the family farmer by the United Nations, and apparently the year of cheap feed by the markets.

Read more Read it in print
Saturday, January 4,2014

Cash fed cattle up sharply

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Cash fed trade last week was riding the strong price tailwind from the prior week. On Friday, Dec. 27, cash cattle prices increased sharply with cattle selling $3-4 higher for live at $133-136 and $3-6 higher with $210-215—mostly $212-214—for dressed.

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Get WLJ In Your Inbox!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1 2
3* 4 5* 6 7 8 9*
10 11* 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25* 26 27 28 29 30*
31
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.