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


0511pc_marketreport_1After two straight harsh winters, March arrived like a lamb with folks stretching their necks for spring to arrive while scrambling to assemble the balance of their grazing cattle with turn-out dates fast approaching.  Stocker cattle and calves ended the month $7 to $10 higher with the best demand for six-weight old-crop stockers in a thin-fleshed condition for compensatory gain. High Plains buyers were especially looking for long-tailed short yearlings with more age than size, solid colored but bred with enough continental or Brahman cross to bust wide open on Flint Hills or Osage pastures.

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Corbitt Wall USDA cattle report for March 25.

The corn market, along with most other commodity and financial markets, was negatively impacted by the uncertainty created by the natural disaster in Japan and on-going conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East. The Japanese situation is especially important for corn since Japan is the largest importer of U.S. corn.

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Corbitt Wall's USDA Livestock Grain Market News feeder cattle report for March 18.

January exports of U.S. beef were well above year-ago levels, though they took a step back from the totals recorded in the previous month, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Corbitt Wall's feeder cattle report for March 4