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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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The 2017 U.S. commercial beef production forecast was lowered slightly from last month at the time of this writing to 26.6 billion pounds. Beef production in 2018 is projected up 20 million pounds from the previous month to 27.3 billion pounds on heavier fed cattle weights during the year.

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Current cattle markets can be thought of as a series of bad news-good news stories. The bad news is that cash fed cattle prices pulled back last week from the highs at the end of the week before. The good news is that the jump up to $124 per hundredweight (cwt) live fed cattle prices was not expected and the current level in the $120-121 per cwt range is at or above most expectations for fed prices at this point.

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Drought conditions in the Northern Plains and Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have likely affected regional U.S. cattle production. While much of the effects from the drought in the Northern Plains has likely already played out, it is too early to estimate the impacts of the two hurricanes.

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August trade data showed exports continued at a double-digit pace, increasing 15 percent over August 2016. This marks the third month in a row of double digit export increases and extends the year-to-date lead to 15 percent over last year.

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The NASS Cattle report for July 1, 2017, estimated that the U.S. cattle herd expanded by 4 percent from July 1, 2015, to 102.6 million head, the largest head count since July 1, 2008.

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In January, the USDA reported the U.S. beef cow herd stood at 31.2 million, up 3.5 percent from 2016. While these results were widely reported and published, the purpose of this article is to step back and consider the recent trends in the U.S. beef cow herd.

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