Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending December 18, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle was lower this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $116.66 for live sales, and $183.36 for dressed; respectively, down $1.75 and $3.91. Total volume sold was up 9,000 head from … Continue reading

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 (December 18, 2015). The report revealed that 10.794 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending December 11, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle was lower this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $118.41 for live sales, and $187.27 for dressed; respectively, down $5.00 and $7.17. Total volume sold was up 21,000 head from … Continue reading

Cotton Production Lowered in Latest USDA Report

The corn balance sheet for the 2015/16 crop saw few changes from the November release. Ending stocks for the 2015/16 crop were revised up by 25 million bushels as a result of lower disappearance. Yields were left unchanged at 169.3 … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending December 4, 2015

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle was steady this week. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $123.41 for live sales, and $194.44 for dressed; respectively, up $0.19 and down $0.56. Total volume sold was up 98,000 head … Continue reading