Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Oct 24, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle prices were higher this week. The five-area live and dressed steer prices were $168.67 and $263.80, respectively, up $4.93 and $6.05. In Kansas and Texas, live cattle traded steady at $170 on Thursday. Live and … Continue reading

October 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 (Oct 24). The report revealed that 10.058 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Oct 17, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle prices were steady this week. The five-area live and dressed steer prices were $163.74 and $257.75, respectively, up $0.20 and down $0.04. In Kansas and Texas, live cattle traded steady at $164 on Wednesday. Also … Continue reading

October Cotton Market Update

Friday’s Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports from USDA revealed a smaller crop is expected. Total U.S. production is forecasted at 16.255 million bales, down 283,000 from September. This is due to a drop in yield … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Oct 10, 2014

Cash Cattle: Cash fed cattle prices were higher on the week. The five-area live and dressed steer prices were $163.54 and $257.79, respectively, up $2.95 and $2.88. In Kansas and Texas, live cattle traded at $164 on Thursday. Live and … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Oct 03, 2014

It was this time of the year, one year ago, that the government came to a screeching halt. USDA, as a governmental agency, closed it’s doors and websites and left us all without any price information. I was lambasting the … Continue reading

2014 Farm Bill – Important Sign Up Dates

Dates associated with Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP), Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) program and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program that farm owners and producers need to know: Aug. 11, 2014 through Oct. 7, 2014: Producers can enroll in CTAP at … Continue reading