Cattle Market Notes Week Ending April 28, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts Futures prices surged this week for both feeder and live cattle, especially near the end of the week. Feeder futures were up about $10 over last week for each contract. Live cattle contracts were up $6 to … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending April 21, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts Feeder cattle prices showed gains this week in Mississippi and around the country. There was significant strength in the prices for heavier weight feeders. 700-800 pound steers in Mississippi were up $6 on average over last week … Continue reading

EEM Alumni Spotlight: Jonathon Giuffria ’12

Let’s try something new with a Q&A from an EEM grad! Today we feature Jonathon Giuffria, one of our earlier Environmental Economics and Management (EEM) majors, class of 2012. Jonathon has been nice enough to answer a few questions about … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending April 14, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts The big news in the cattle industry this week was the announcement that China will allow imports of U.S. beef for the first time since 2003. Practically the same announcement was made in September of 2016 and … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending April 7, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts The February meat exports report was released this week by USDA. Overall, the trend of strong export numbers continued. Total beef exports in February 2017 were 9 percent higher than February 2016. The value of U.S. beef … Continue reading

Cattle Market Notes Week Ending March 31, 2017

Cattle Quick Thoughts Mississippi cattle prices have shown steady improvements since mid-February. Average auction prices for lighter weight (500-550lb) and heavier (750-800lb) steers are each about $10/cwt higher than six weeks ago. Perhaps the most impressive 2017 MS price rally … Continue reading