Cattle Market Notes Week Ending May 26, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts The latest Cattle on Feed Report was released on Friday, May 26th. Inventory in feedlots on May 1st was 11 million head, up 2 percent over the same time in 2016. Feeder cattle placements continued to significantly … Continue reading

EEM Alumni Spotlight: Katie Starr ’16

I have another Environmental Economics & Management (EEM) graduate Q&A for you, this one from a more recent graduate, Katie Starr, who graduated just this past December, 2016. Katie, where do you currently work, what’s your job title, and what … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending May 19, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts The latest steer dressed weights released were down significantly from the previous week and from a year ago. We are continuing the trend of slaughtering lighter weight cattle which is pulling cattle through the feedlots at an … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending May 12, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts The Trump administration announced Thursday that China will allow imports of U.S. beef under certain conditions by no later than July 16, 2017. The announcement was part of the “Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of … Continue reading

China to Import U.S. Beef by July 16, 2017

The Trump administration announced Thursday that China will allow imports of U.S. beef under certain conditions by no later than July 16, 2017. The announcement was part of the Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of the U.S. – … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending May 5, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts Feeder cattle futures prices for the fall hit the high 150’s on Thursday. The October contract even touched $160 before giving it all back that afternoon. The October contract closed the week at $148.78. While down $4 … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending April 28, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts Futures prices surged this week for both feeder and live cattle, especially near the end of the week. Feeder futures were up about $10 over last week for each contract. Live cattle contracts were up $6 to … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending April 21, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts Feeder cattle prices showed gains this week in Mississippi and around the country. There was significant strength in the prices for heavier weight feeders. 700-800 pound steers in Mississippi were up $6 on average over last week … Continue reading

EEM Alumni Spotlight: Jonathon Giuffria ’12

Let’s try something new with a Q&A from an EEM grad! Today we feature Jonathon Giuffria, one of our earlier Environmental Economics and Management (EEM) majors, class of 2012. Jonathon has been nice enough to answer a few questions about … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending April 14, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts The big news in the cattle industry this week was the announcement that China will allow imports of U.S. beef for the first time since 2003. Practically the same announcement was made in September of 2016 and … Continue reading