December Cattle on Feed Report Recap

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA, NASS) released their monthly Cattle on Feed report Friday afternoon (Dec 19). The report revealed that 10.876 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Dec 19, 2014

Cash Cattle: Nebraska cattle sold at $249-$252 for dressed and $157-$160 for live. Other feeding states did not have enough cash sales volume to report a price. Overall, the five-area weighted average fed steer price was $157.51 for live, down … Continue reading

Few Changes for Corn, Soybeans in December WASDE Report

Wednesday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) left most of the balance sheet for new crop U.S. corn unchanged. Domestic food, seed, and industrial use was revised up by 10 million bushels while production remained constant. All other domestic … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending Dec 05, 2014

Cash Cattle: Following the holiday shortened Thanksgiving week, cash trade in Kansas was called $5 lower at $168. Nebraska cattle sold at $264 for dressed and $165-$168 for live. On Thursday in the Western Cornbelt, dressed sales were recorded at … Continue reading