Derrell S. Peel

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As 2021 winds to a close, cattle markets seem to finally be able to move out from under the specter of the pandemic impacts that began 18 mont…

The November USDA-NASS Cattle on Feed report was well anticipated and should not cause big surprises in the market. Feedlot placements in Octo…

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The fall feeder run is in full swing with calf prices moving counter-seasonally higher. In Oklahoma, the combined auction total last week was …

The pandemic and other market shocks (i.e. packing plant fire, unprecedented winter storm, cyber-attack, etc.) since 2019 have resulted in imp…

The combination of drought impacts and high crop prices mean that beef cattle producers face significantly higher feed costs this winter. Incr…

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 …

Welcome rains fell across much of Oklahoma late last week with most areas receiving one-half to two inches of precipitation. September was exc…

The cattle cycle is perhaps the most iconic characteristic of the U.S. cattle industry. Cattle cycles emerged as the ranching industry develop…

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 …

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Probably the most frequently asked question I am getting relates to how much the drought is adding to herd liquidation in 2021. It’s a difficu…

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