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2016 Outlook: Expect Lower Cattle Prices and Modest Profits

For what it is worth. — jtl, 419 By Greg Henderson at Beef Today Your calves will likely fetch fewer dollars next year, but most ranchers should still find 2016 a profitable year. © Wyatt Bechtel Editor’s note: This is one … 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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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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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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Rally Time

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com via The Beef Read After a big wash-out prior to 1:00 p.m. yesterday in CME cattle futures, the market began creeping up in the afternoon, portending the +100 point higher opening today. Leaving a big tail on … Continue reading

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Why Do Cattle Futures Act So Bad?

Cattle Futures Unrelenting Sell-Off Continues No comment. I plead the 5th. And I promise to never say that I reminded you guys dozens of times that you needed to have them hedged. Actually, right now is a great time for … Continue reading

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Cattle Market Lower But Catches

By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Worry about the panic sell-off sweeping the globe hummed throughout the weekend. So far though the worst of it was seen immediately after the opening in most U.S. markets, with commodities and equities both clawing back, and … Continue reading

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