Category: Beef Market Update

Beef Market Update – Will Canadian Feedyards Import US Feeder Cattle? – Anne Dunford

Not since the early 2000’s have Canadian feedyards imported US feeder cattle in great numbers.  Rumours are swirling that 2010 may be the year that this practice becomes popular again.  There is no doubt that this will not sit well with Canadian ranchers due to the possible extra supply dragging down the current healthy calf… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Trying to Place Calves at a Profit Could be Tough – Anne Dunford

In this weeks Beef Market Update Anne Dunford and I discuss the difficult market for feeders right now as cattle feeders await the arrival of the calf run. Limited calves have come to the market so far but the ones that have have a nice little premium attached.  With a flat fat cattle market, weaker than… Read more »

Beef Market Update – The Unknowns Continue to Dominate – Anne Dunford

Every equation has a set of variables that impact the outcome.  All variables have different levels of sensitivities and betas.  The current fall run is shaping up to be a very interesting one.  All the variables seem to be up in the air and creating a real sense of uncertainty.  The interesting fact is that… Read more »

Beef Market Update – Feeders Are Displaying Nervousness – Anne Dunford

With the fall run about to begin many feeders are in a very nervous place.  It can be very difficult to make good business decisions when the market is nervous.  If the list below continues to unfold through the fall it will really separate the good managers from the great managers.  Or the lucky from… Read more »

Beef Market Update – The Impact of the Wet Weather on Ranchers and FeedYards – Anne Dunford

Not only does wet weather impact the grain and oilseed markets but it also has an impact on the livestock markets.  Feedyards and ranches are in the elements which means with cattle in the elements the impact of dry or wet weather is definitely a factor in the profitability of the producer. Anne Dunford and… Read more »

Beef Market Update – No One Ever Said the Cattle Business Was Boring – Anne Dunford

The one thing that stays consistent is that if you are in the cattle feeding business your really need to be able to stomach volatility and adverse affects that are outside of your realm of control as a producer. The snow storm has had a real impact on the cattle in the yards along with… 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 – 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 »