The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) released the latest Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook on October 18, 2021. This monthly report provides an … Read more

Talk about cattle markets these past few weeks has focused on the cow and fed heifer slaughter. Beef cow slaughter has been strong since this time last year and has been impact by the western … Read more

The combination of drought impacts and high crop prices mean that beef cattle producers face significantly higher feed costs this winter. Increased feed costs have been impacting feedlots for … Read more

Recently a U.S. District Court in Arizona purported to vacate the navigable waters protection rule (NWPR) nationwide. Despite a standing U.S. Department of Justice memorandum opposing such nat… Read more

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When looking at trading activity in recent weeks, the volume and open interest is quite similar for live cattle and feeder cattle futures compared to a year ago. Live cattle option open intere… Read more

In the latest livestock trade data, August beef exports were up 21.3 percent year over year with year-to-date total beef exports also up 21.0 percent from 2020. Beef exports in the month of Au… Read more

Welcome rains fell across much of Oklahoma late last week with most areas receiving one-half to two inches of precipitation. September was exceptionally dry across the state with drought condi… Read more

The September Cattle on Feed report was released on Friday afternoon, September 24th. Monthly Cattle on Feed reports provide an estimate of cattle inventory in feedlots with one-time capacity … Read more

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The September COF report was released by USDA on September 27th. While the headline placements, marketings, and COF were within the range of pre-report estimates, placement weights were skewed… Read more

Inventories of beef and pork are close to last year levels on a total basis. Pork is the closest, within 1% of last year, except for boneless loins, picnics and bellies that are still more tha… Read more

Meat exports through July continued at a strong pace with total red meat up 5.6% year-to-date while poultry exports are up 4.6%. Beef exports were 297.3 million pounds in July which is 17.9% a… Read more

The cattle cycle is perhaps the most iconic characteristic of the U.S. cattle industry. Cattle cycles emerged as the ranching industry developed in the late 1800s. Cattle inventory data shows … Read more

Corn harvest season has started in some areas and should pick up in the major corn production areas of the U.S. over the next month or so depending on weather. There are still plenty of unknow… Read more

By-product values for cattle have increased dramatically in the past few months, according to Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Derrell Peel. In the past 13 mo… Read more

U.S. beef exports set another new value record in July, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). July export value climbed 45% from a year ag… Read more

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The environmental footprint of U.S. livestock production has decreased significantly since the 1940s, yet the livestock sector of agriculture continues to receive blame for increased global warming. Read more

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Cattle prices exhibit systematic and random variation through time. Three types of systematic price behavior are trends, cycles, and seasons. Cattle producers can exploit these systematic pric… Read more

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September is here and the “fall run” is just around the corner. The seasonal pattern of larger auction receipts typically begins in September and October through the end of the year. In this a… Read more

The latest monthly trade data shows that July imports of Mexican cattle were down 37.5 percent year over year. Mexican cattle imports for the first seven months of the year were down 18.7 perc… Read more

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The fall run of calves is here and impacts of weather conditions is being seen. Larger volumes of smaller animals are being marketed in northern and western regions of the country. These are a… Read more