Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending May 22, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week slightly lower this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $159.98 for live sales, and $251.66 for dressed; respectively, down $0.84 and $4.89. Total volume sold was higher … Continue reading

May 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 (May 22). The report revealed that 10.649 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending May 15, 2015

** Note: At the end of this month I will no longer be an Extension specialist with Mississippi State University and this marks the final Cattle Market Notes that I will write. This decision came with tremendous emotion as I … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending May 08, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week slightly higher again this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $159.77 for live sales, and $255.04 for dressed; respectively, up $0.60 and $1.14. As has been the … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending May 01, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week slightly higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $159.17 for live sales, and $253.90 for dressed; respectively, up $0.26 and $1.76. Cash trades in Texas were reported at … Continue reading