Tag Archives: Feeder cattle

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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Another near-record year predicted for cow-calf producers in 2015

My advice for ranchers is to always compare their marketing alternatives to selling at weaning. To do this, you must price your calves at weaning — whether you sell them or not. Good advise…but as with all things, it’s worth … Continue reading

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When Anxiety Becomes Hysteria

From The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Yesterday’s failure in CME cattle futures, selling off after early strength until finding limit down yet again, quickly ignited the anxiety that has become almost a daily part of the oxygen cattle traders have … Continue reading

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Feeders Melt-down, Fats Follow to New Lows

Commodity trading runs on two fuels–fear and greed. jtl From The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Unresponsive to a neutral to positive USDA Cattle on Feed report and the biggest F.I. cattle slaughter since October, CME cattle futures have begun this new week … Continue reading

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CME Feeder Slide Continues

from  The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com It’s supposed to be a quiet holiday trade, but no one told Jan feeder cattle futures, where the action this morning resembles an express elevator ride with only a down button. Surprising even bears, Jan has … Continue reading

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Feeders Stumble; Fats Keep the Faith

From The Beef By Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Feeder cattle futures are trading above last week’s lows, but the weakness displayed yesterday is being followed by new lows for this holiday week today. Live cattle futures did break in sympathy with feeders, before … Continue reading

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Big Bull Move; No Adjustment of CME Limits

From The Beef by Cassie Fish, CassandraFish.com Feeder cattle futures are locked down the CME mandated 300-point limit for fifth consecutive day taking live cattle futures along for the ride as fear spreads. There are already more offered limit down today than yesterday … Continue reading

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Feeders Free Fall; Fats Try to Hang On

I hope you can see the chart. Notice the two down side “gaps.” That ain’t a good thing. However, there is an old adage in the commodity trading game–all gaps are always filled eventually. The only question is “when?” Hunker. … Continue reading

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2014 Should Reflect Current Market Strength

by Wes Ishmael  via Beef Magazine “Choice boxed beef prices have averaged above $200/cwt. for the last four weeks and fed cattle prices have averaged above $130/cwt. for the same period,” says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University extension livestock marketing specialist. … Continue reading

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Calf-Feeder Prices Maintain Counter-Seasonal Strength

by Wes Ishmael at Beef Magazine Steer and heifer calves sold mostly steady this week with instances of as much as $5/cwt. higher. The advance was mostly in the Southeast and the Southern Plains winter wheat region, according to the Agricultural … Continue reading

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