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Cattle and hog feeding margins
Profit Tracker: Cattle And Hog Margins Positive

Average cattle and hog finishing margins are both positive for the third consecutive week, according to calculations in the Sterling Marketing Profit Tracker.

Cattle on feed
Patience Pays Off

Producers who had the patience to hold out until Friday trade were rewarded with higher money, and packers remain hungry for cattle. 

Beef cows
Glenn Selk: Dressing Percent And Cull Cow Marketing

Cull cows represent about 20% of the gross income in commercial cow calf operations, so understanding the major factors impacting cull cow prices is important to your bottom line.

Baldie steers
Derrell Peel: Cattle Slaughter Dynamics

There are many dynamics in cattle slaughter markets in the fourth quarter that will determine total slaughter for the year, but an early analysis suggests a 2.5% decline.

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U.S. Cattle Industry Faces Emergence of its Own Novel Virus

At a point in history when a novel virus dominates the news cycle and impacts our lives daily, another novel virus has emerged in the United States – this time, in the cattle population.

Cattle in a Kansas Feedyard
Fall Rally Continues For Fed Cattle

A fall rally in cash fed cattle markets has added $5 to $6 per cwt. over the past three weeks. Feeder cattle remain in moderate demand, but drought conditions across much of the Great Plains is affecting cattle markets.

Feedlot cattle
Retail Beef Market Embraces Changes, New Cuts

As the COVID-19 pandemic brought beef shortages, consumers may have noticed some different cuts of beef when their traditional selections were sold out.

Cash cattle trading higher
Higher Cash Still Disappoints

The early trade released any pressure on packers to acquire available inventory and made it easier for them to achieve their buy. The majority of the cash trade in the South was from two packers.