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Slow Slaughter Impacts

Slow Slaughter Impacts

Slow Slaughter Impacts MARKET UPDATE Following a generally positive performance in late December, the fed cattle market has kicked off January with challenges. The Omicron variant is pressuring packing plant efficiency through increased worker absence, resulting in...
Carcass Premium Structure Advanced in 2021

Carcass Premium Structure Advanced in 2021

Carcass Premium Structure Advanced in 2021 MARKET UPDATE The two weeks encompassing the Christmas and New Year holidays were relatively predictable in terms of fed cattle market price performance. Weekly average prices drifted lower from the early December $140/cwt....
Annual Quality Grade Low Marked

Annual Quality Grade Low Marked

Annual Quality Grade Low Marked Market Update The fed cattle market continued higher again last week, after clawing its way out of the deadlock in the low $120’s for multiple weeks. The $133/cwt. resulted from the largest negotiated cash trade week this year, with the...
Prime sets sail

Prime sets sail

Prime sets sail MARKET UPDATE Without question, the talk amongst cattle producers in recent days has been about the upturn in fed cattle prices. All parties upstream of the packing sector are elated, and likely relieved, to see the price break free from the furrow...