Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Sept 26, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle prices were lower this week. The five-area live and dressed steer prices were $153.12 and $242, respectively, down $0.63 and $3.23. Once again, negotiated cash trading was too thin through Friday for any prices to … Continue reading

Can I pay you not to harvest that timber?

From BBC News, Norway is going to pay Liberia to cease all harvesting of trees from its rainforest by 2020: Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Sep 19, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle prices were lower this week. The five-area live and dressed steer prices were $153.75 and $245.23, respectively, down $4.95 and $4.60. Cash trading was too light this week for any prices or trends to be … Continue reading

September Cattle On Feed Recap

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed report Friday afternoon (Sept 19). The report revealed that 9.799 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head … Continue reading

Crop Market Update: September 19, 2014

Mississippi’s corn harvest continues to progress well with 76% of the crop in the bins, behind the 5-year average of 88 percent, but up 15% from a week ago. The USDA left U.S. corn condition ratings unchanged at 74% good … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Sep 12, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle prices were stable this week. The five-area live and dressed steer prices were $158.70 and $249.83, respectively, down $0.52 and $0.11. Light cash trade volumes continue to be reported throughout the region. In Texas and … Continue reading

Yields Revised Up Again for Corn and Soybeans in September Supply and Demand Estimates

Tuesday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) made several changes to the balance sheet for new crop U.S. corn, ultimately leaving ending stocks 194 million bushels higher than a month ago and yields revised up 4.3 bu/acre to 171.7. … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Sep 05, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle prices made noticeable gains this week. The five-area live and dressed steer prices were $159.22 and $249.94, respectively, up $4.66 and $6.96. The holiday shortened week resulted in smaller volumes across the entire region. Texas … Continue reading

Whither global warming?

I recently read an academic article with the word “whither” in the title and thought it sounded a bit hifalutin (but wait, the word hifalutin sounds hifalutin…) so let me know if you do to. Anyway… There’s an interesting Wall … Continue reading