Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending February 26, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $130.66 for live sales, and $210.55 for dressed; respectively, up $0.66 and $0.92. Total volume sold was up 13,000 head from … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending February 19, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week mixed. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $130.00 for live sales, and $209.63 for dressed; respectively, down $1.70 and up $3.67. Total volume sold was down 23,000 head … Continue reading

February 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 (February 19, 2016). The report revealed that 10.709 million head of cattle were in U.S. feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 … Continue reading

A National Look at Crop Insurance Subsidy Per Acre

  Lots discussion of crop insurance subsidy these days.  Here is a breakdown of county average subsidy/acre in 2015.  The average for the county is a function of the crops grown in the county.  Generally highest values are in specialty … Continue reading

Crop Insurance Subsidy Per Policy

It is crop insurance sign up time and I did a quick analysis of 2015 crop insurance subsidy per policy by crop for the entire U.S.  Note subsidy is a function of rates, coverage levels, unit structure, quantity and value … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending February 12, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week lower. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $131.70 for live sales, and $205.96 for dressed; respectively, down $0.50 and $4.04. Total volume sold was up 10,000 head from … Continue reading

Few Changes Made in Latest USDA Supply and Demand Report

The corn balance sheet for the 2015/16 crop saw few changes from the January release. Ending stocks for the 2015/16 crop were revised up by 35 million bushels as a result of lower disappearance. Yields were left unchanged at 168.4 … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending February 5, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $132.20 for live sales, and $210.00 for dressed; respectively, up $1.20 and $0.84. Total volume sold was down 33,000 head from … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes: Week Ending January 29, 2016

Cash Cattle: Cash traded fed cattle finished the week higher. The five-area fed steer price ended the week averaging $131.00 for live sales, and $209.16 for dressed; respectively, up $4.38 and $7.16. Total volume sold was down 2,000 head from … Continue reading