Category: Beef Market Update

Beef Market Update – Agriculture Still Has a Role at the Calgary Stampede – Anne Dunford

The Calgary Stampede is back again this year and it is definitely the biggest party in Canada every year. The Stampede has transitioned from a agriculture centric event to one also about the fair, thrill rides and concerts. All things considered the Calgary Stampede still holds its roots in agriculture. With the rodeo, chuck wagon… Read more »

Beef Market Update – The Impact of External Forces on the Cattle Market – Anne Dunford

In this weeks episode, Anne Dunford discusses the impact that external forces are having on the North American Cattle market. It is becoming very clear that the markets like to respond to any news it can causing unnecessary prices moves which results in uncontrollable risk. Many times these external forces are reality but sometimes they… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Has the Market Topped? – Anne Dunford

Sometimes you just know that a market feels toppy but you maybe are a little scared to pull the trigger and start locking in some profits. Then without notice the market violently trades against you in a short period of time. How would that make you feel? Well if you are unsure ask your neighboring… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Anne Dunford

Its nice to actually experience some profits in the feeding business. The question is whether this will continue through the spring or fade away and leave us wondering what happened. With April producing short supplies and barbeque season a month away, the result has been some badly needed profits for the sector.  For the Canadian… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Finally Some Black Ink in the Fed Cattle Market – Anne Dunford

It is about time that we saw some black ink in the feeding sector.  Whether the rise in live cattle prices is due to hedge fund buying, increasing box beef demand or the terrible weather in the US, we will take the profits anyway that we can get them.  The next question is whether this… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Anne Dunford – March 4 2010

With the weather issues in the US, a rise in fed cattle prices has followed.  Cattle feeders are very interested in the potential profits that can finally be squeaked out of the market.  Will this continue?  Can we expect 2010 to maybe be the turn around year that we thought was maybe possible back at… Read more »

NCBA10 – Beef Market Update – Anne Dunford Wraps Up the NCBA 2010 Convention

By most accounts the 2010 NCBA convention in San Antonio was a huge success.  This was my first NCBA meeting so it is fitting that we talked to Anne Dunford a wily veteran of the NCBA festivities.  Anne wrapped up the week and talked about what she thought were the major things to be pulled… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Has the Cattle Market Finally Bottomed?

Last week was a brutal week in terms of cattle pricing and the question is starting to loom, what will 2010 bring the business.  The feeding and ranching industry needs some relief from the financial pressure that has been experienced over the last twelve months.  Had it not been for the currency trade gains in 2008,… Read more »

Beef Market Update – What Will Save This Turn in the Cattle Market

This fall is proving to test the real intestinal fortitude of the cattleman in the United States and Canada.  With feeding losses mounting and demand not recovering in the early winter months, the outlook looks extremely strained.  Traditionally cattleman have been internal optimists but this turn of feeding has challenged all of that and more…. Read more »

Beef Market Update – Anne Dunford

Anne Dunford of the Gateway Livestock Exchange breaks down the recent bounce off the bottom for the cattle market and whether or not she can see this market continuing upward into December and the spring. See Past Beef Market Updates

Beef Market Update – Anne Dunford – 09-16-2009

Anne breaks down the Alberta – saskatchewan Cattle on feed Report and how the bearish feed market may be offset by the volatile Canadian Dollar.  I also ask whether or not there are cattle to be placed in feedlots at lockable profits.  Anne also discusses the impact that the US dairy situation has had on… Read more »