Western Livestock Journal - Markets http://www.wlj.net/articles.sec-14-1-markets.html <![CDATA[Emergency action halts futures freefall]]> <![CDATA[Cattle market factors to watch in 2015]]> <![CDATA[Ag a winner in Cuba diplomacy; exports could rise with changing rules]]> <![CDATA[Fraction of total farm income from farming]]> Because of the broad USDA definition of a farm (which includes places with the potential for as little as $1,000 in annual sales), more than half of farm operator households consistently incur a net loss from farming activities in any given year, and far more do not earn the equivalent of a market wage for their on-farm labor. ]]> <![CDATA[The North American beef cow, heifer situation]]> <![CDATA[Cattle, beef markets down across the board]]> <![CDATA[Slow beef marketings reduce 2014 production estimates]]> <![CDATA[Variety meat demand boosts October beef, pork exports]]> <![CDATA[Continued futures losses let cash fed cattle markets slip]]> <![CDATA[Black gold: Cheap oil benefits beef demand]]> At its 166th conference, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain its production level of 30 million barrels of oil a day. The announcement sent the already declining crude oil prices into a momentary tailspin. Cattle producers and beef consumers may benefit, however. ]]> <![CDATA[Meeting beef demand in 2015]]> <![CDATA[Futures fall while packer losses, cutout values climb]]> <![CDATA[The importance of having imports]]> <![CDATA[Beef stocks dwindle]]> <![CDATA[Placements, marketings sour futures: COF 'bearish' marketings 'depressing']]> <![CDATA[High cattle prices 'for some time']]> <![CDATA[Cutouts gain on reduced production]]> <![CDATA[Production, import estimates increased]]> <![CDATA[Futures, cutout climb; packers still losing]]> <![CDATA[Reduced production not saving packers]]>