Tag Archives: Hedging

Cattle futures: Trading hope or thin air?

“There is some concern by industry professionals and analysts that the feeder cattle market trade is far removed from the fundamentals in the market,” The proper response to a statement like that is “so what?” When the producer places his … Continue reading

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Should Cow-Calf Producers Lock In Fall Calf Prices?

Boys, having personally lived through the “wreck of ’74” when feeder cattle prices fell from a dollar to a quarter and then to not even being able to give them away (feedlots would go days without seeing a cattle buyer) well…with … Continue reading

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What’s The Best Way To Market Beef Calves This Year?

These guys make it way to complicated–something that can always be expected from an academic. We use a much simpler and more effective approach. See How to Get Rich from Drought and Bad Cattle Prices taken from Chapter 7: A Handbook … Continue reading

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Fed Cattle Prices Rally

This type of situation always makes me nervous boys. My advise? Hedge ’em while you can. — jtl Wes Ishmael via Beef Magazine The contra-seasonal price rally enjoyed by those selling calves and feeder cattle in recent weeks finally spread to … Continue reading

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Cattle Futures: Buoyant Markets Bring Highest Levels Since February

I enjoy high cattle prices about as much as I do a good rain. But, it sure makes me nervous when prices approach all time historical levels in an over-all environment of economic uncertainty. It might be time to seriously … Continue reading

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