In the last month, live cattle prices have finally stabilized and it’s welcome relief for everyone in the cattle business. Fundamentally, what is supporting this stability? According to Anne Wasko, with Gateway Livestock, there are tighter cattle supplies, cattle feeders are current, carcass weights are lower than a year ago for the first time since… Read More

Live cattle cash prices have been in the 2016-version of free fall, and many producers have been challenged trying to understand why prices at the grocery stores have not followed suit. As demand concerns rise, speculation is that beef prices in Canada must eventually fall to increase sales at the meat counter. In this week’s… Read More

While there have been a few days lately where cattle values have ended the day in the green, the trend is still headed lower. And quickly. Cattle futures are now at levels we haven’t seen since the fourth quarter of 2010. “We haven’t been here for a long time. We really weren’t expecting these levels this… Read More

A frustrating summer has come to a head over the last few weeks, as already-weak cattle prices are on a streak lower. Cash prices in the U.S. have fallen to $110 per hundred weight, notes Anne Wasko of Gateway Livestock. “That’s the lowest they’ve been in five years, and that’s five bucks off of last… Read More

Cattle markets will likely continue to trend lower, although at a slower rate than we saw for much of 2015 and early 2016, according to the senior analyst with Canfax. “We’ve been through such a massive adjustment here, I think the bulk of the pain is over,” says Brian Perillat in this interview at the Canadian… Read More

The inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference is underway in Calgary, Alberta this week, and this morning, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney and Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko took the opportunity to film a Beef Market Update in-person, in our studio on the trade-show floor. The duo started off talking about some of the good news in the industry, how we’re… Read More

A big spike in the United States’ live cattle cash market left producers hopeful late last week. “In the south — down in Texas, Kansas — we had the market up three dollars, to $1.28 US,” explains Gateway Livestock’s Anne Wasko, in this week’s Beef Market Update (included below). “And the northern markets — Nebraska, Colorado,… Read More

 

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