Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending August 28, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week lower. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $143.40 for live sales, and $226.97 for dressed; respectively, down $3.87 and $5.58. Total volume sold was up 5,000 head from … Continue reading

Crop Market Update: August 24, 2015

Corn remained relatively steady last week after adjusting to the release of the USDA’s newest production estimates the week prior. Greenville cash corn is currently trading $0.01 higher than a week ago at $3.60/bu on Friday. September futures contracts are … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending August 21, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week lower. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $147.27 for live sales, and $232.55 for dressed; respectively, down $5.46 and $6.47. Total volume sold was unchanged from a week … Continue reading

August 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 (August 21). The report revealed that 10.002 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head … Continue reading

Crop Market Update: August 17, 2015

Corn started the week strong but took another hit this week after the release of the USDA’s newest production estimates. Greenville cash corn is currently trading $0.09 lower than a week ago at $3.59/bu on Friday. September futures contracts are … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending August 14, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $152.73 for live sales, and $239.29 for dressed; respectively, up $4.25 and $5.54. Total volume sold was 5,000 head higher than … Continue reading

Corn and soybeans far exceed expectations, cotton falls short in latest USDA reports

The corn balance sheet for the 2015/16 crop currently growing in the field saw several changes from last month. Ending stocks for the 2015/16 crop were revised up by 114 million bushels as a result of higher production. Acreage remained … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending August 7, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $148.48 for live sales, and $233.75 for dressed; respectively, up $1.11 and $0.24. Total volume sold was 3,000 head higher than … Continue reading

Crop Market Update: August 4, 2015

Corn continued to struggle this week with Greenville cash corn selling $0.27 lower than a week ago at $3.76/bu on Friday. September futures contracts are also down on the week, finishing $0.22 lower than last Friday. The USDA Crop Progress … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending July 31, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week at $147.37 for live sales, and $233.51 for dressed; respectively, up $1.97 and $1.48. Total volume sold was 7,000 head lower than … Continue reading