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

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Step one of U.S. beef exports to China is completed. The first step of opening any international market is the political process of negotiating access and agreeing on the conditions and stipulations of that access. Step one establishes the game and the rules of the game.

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U.S. meat production is growing more slowly than previously expected. Many analysts have trimmed their estimates, and the USDA, in the latest monthly estimates, reduced forecasts for 2017 beef, pork and poultry production from earlier levels.

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In April, U.S. red meat exports slowed moderately from the red-hot pace established in March but were still significantly higher year-over-year, according to statistics released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Stronger than expected April placements pushed the May 1 feedlot inventories to 102 percent of year-ago levels. April placements were 111 percent of last year, above the average trade guess though not outside the range of expectations. April marketings were 102.7 percent of last year, also above expectations and a continuation of strong feedlot marketings.

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Thus far in 2017, a larger portion of U.S. winter wheat area was under moderate or more intense drought conditions than in 2016. Along with lower prices for wheat, the situation likely provides an option for producers to graze out wheat pastures for backgrounding.

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Total U.S. cattle imports were down 7.4 percent in March compared with one year ago. Monthly imports of cattle from Mexico were down about 1 percent while cattle imports from Canada were down 17 percent year over year.

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