Category Archives: Livestock & Meat Markets

Cattle market predictions; PLUS: 3 components of the cattle cycle

Are you bearish or bullish on the cattle market? Do you think the beef industry will continue to follow the traditional cattle cycle? Here are our predictions.   I was once asked by the President of the University where I … Continue reading

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Planning from the cattle cycle’s front end

 Notwithstanding the recent and brutal price slide stemming from a market front-loaded with over-fed cattle, Petry explains, “A number of headwinds have developed in 2015 that could cause cattle prices to decline cyclically for the next several years.” What is … Continue reading

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Half Gone

What took 5 years to unfold has been erased by half in one year. As “Dandy” Don Merideth used to sing: Turn out the lights,the party’s over they say that all good things must end call it a night,the party’s … Continue reading

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Free Fall Continues

 But all you guys have them hedged, right?  By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com  at The Beef The bearish tag team event continues, with boxed beef prices picking up steam on the down chasing cash fed cattle and live cattle futures lower. In … Continue reading

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NAFTA countries debate COOL harm at WTO

Canada and Mexico have made their case before a World Trade Organization arbitration panel on how much tariff revenge they’re allowed to impose on U.S. goods over country-of-origin labelling (COOL)…The WTO “has ruled four times that the U.S.’s COOL rules … Continue reading

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Cattle market musings from a frustrated rancher

 A perplexing cattle market means we have to look globally for answers. If there is any one key to peace on earth, it is free international trade. Do not mistake that statement as being an advocacy for a “One World … Continue reading

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Live Cattle Futures Come Up for Air

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com via the Beef Read A limit up move yesterday followed by more upside today are a welcome sight for any remaining futures bulls, newly minted longs and cattle feeders. At this time of year, all are aware … Continue reading

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When China growls, everyone gets heartburn

by Troy Marshall in My View From The Country Will the Chinese devaluation of the yuan hit you in the pocketbook? It’s not that I’m an impartial observer. Like everyone in the cattle business, my livelihood is determined to a … Continue reading

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Will beef demand keep up with cowherd expansion?

That would be the $64,000 question if price is to hold. — jtl, 419 by Wes Ishmael via Beef Magazine Beef demand has remained strong as cattle numbers declined. What’s ahead? Product demand—that complex intersection between available supplies of a … Continue reading

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Cattle Futures Downtrend Continues

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com CME cattle futures continue to trade lower, making new lows for the week and nearing, though not taking out yet, last Wednesday’s monster low. When the market rallied late last week, many thought the market had left … Continue reading

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