Western Livestock Journal - Markets http://www.wlj.net/articles.sec-14-1-markets.html <![CDATA[Cattle on Feed report neutral to bearish]]> Last week saw the release of two monthly reports relating to meat markets; the Cattle on Feed report and the Cold Storage report. ]]> <![CDATA[Beef demand not as strong as expected]]> <![CDATA[$2 Corn and what it could mean]]> As corn prices steadily fall as word of a record corn crop grows with every telling, animal ag producers rejoice. Cheap corn means cheap feed. Cheap feed means better margins for those raising livestock that eat corn. ]]> <![CDATA[Fed cattle drift lower with packer losses]]> <![CDATA[Futures decline in late trade]]> <![CDATA[July meat export volume lower; value still on record pace]]> <![CDATA[Trend reverses, markets go up]]> <![CDATA[Restaurant Performance Index declines slightly for the second consecutive month]]> <![CDATA[Live futures rebound, may stabalize briefly]]> <![CDATA[Options weighed on replacement heifers amid historic high prices]]> “One operation we tracked had heifers weaned in 2010 and 2011, what those heifers were and what their accumulated expenses were over the two years to the point where they were heavy bred. Their expenses totaled $1,100-1,400 a head. That ranch was pretty efficient and did a good job of reducing their expenses. ]]> <![CDATA[Record placement lows in Cattle on Feed report disappoint]]> <![CDATA[The value of the export market]]> Total U.S. Beef Exports 2004-2013) divided by number of federally inspected steers and heifers slaughtered for 2013 (Source: USDA’s Livestock Slaughter 2013 Summary). 3. ]]> <![CDATA[Cow/calf returns record high; start planning now]]> <![CDATA[Prices continue to fall]]> <![CDATA[Corn prices impact wheat, stocker cattle decisions]]> <![CDATA[IRS scrutinizes hedgers]]> <![CDATA[Feeder cattle prices and the economics of stocker production]]> <![CDATA[BBQ beef starts to sizzle in Japan]]> <![CDATA[Rising corn tide floats proteins' boats]]> <![CDATA[Down, down they go]]>