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Market Reports

Read new forecasts and indicators involving beef cattle and feed markets. Find out what factors are affecting prices.

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Considerable ado has been made about large beef cold storage totals for the past year. This has resulted in questions, concerns and confusion among cattle producers and others about the implications of large cold storage holdings.

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The September Cattle on Feed report released by the USDA estimated cattle in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000-plus head totaled 10.1 million head, up 1 percent from the previous year. Placements of cattle on feed during August totaled 1.88 million head, up 15 percent from the same period last year.

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On Nov. 8, Donald Trump became the president-elect. Although the U.S. stock market initially declined, the losses were made up later that day and the market has continued to react positively. What will happen long-term is up for debate.

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As the calendar year comes to a close, it’s a natural time to reflect on the past year.

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Click the date to see the latest Progressive Cattleman Market watch. (PDF)

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For most cattle producers, it is common knowledge that lighter weight cattle bring higher prices per hundredweight than heavier cattle. This phenomenon is known as the “price slide.”

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