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Cattle, grain and carcass price signals mixed

Cattle, grain and carcass price signals mixed

Cattle, grain and carcass price signals mixed MARKET UPDATE Cash fed cattle prices were lower $1 to $2/cwt. last week, arriving at an average just below $121/cwt. Futures weakness brought prices lower, despite the severe upward trajectory of carcass cutout values. The...
Largest Q1 Prime carcass production rewarded

Largest Q1 Prime carcass production rewarded

Largest Q1 Prime carcass production rewarded MARKET UPDATE Federally inspected weekly slaughter has fallen in the past three weeks 20,000 to 25,000 head below late February and early March levels. Cooler cleaning and plant maintenance is the primary factor for the...
CAB carcass supplies set weekly records

CAB carcass supplies set weekly records

CAB carcass supplies set weekly records MARKET UPDATE Federally inspected weekly slaughter totaled 18,000 head fewer than the prior week. That was mainly because one packing plant was dark on Friday and possibly Saturday for cooler cleaning. Estimated at 501,000 head,...