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LINK: AFBF 2023 Cattle Market OutlooK

January 18, 2023 11:14 am Published by Comments Off on LINK: AFBF 2023 Cattle Market OutlooK

American Farm Bureau, Market Intel – 1/10/2023 2023 Cattle Market Outlook <https://www.fb.org/market-intel/2023-cattle-market-outlook> “2022 was filled with mountains for U.S. cattle producers to climb. From high feed costs to the third consecutive year of drought, there was no shortage of complex obstacles, many with effects that will carry through well beyond 2023. This Market Intel is a deep dive into the 2023 cattle outlook, and what producers can do to position themselves for what lies ahead.”


LINK: Heifers on feed indicate long-term liquidation still occuring

January 18, 2023 11:02 am Published by Comments Off on LINK: Heifers on feed indicate long-term liquidation still occuring

1/12/2023 – Elliott Dennis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, appearing in BEEF Magazine Heifers on feed indicate a long-term liquidation is still occurring Prepare for the USDA-NASS cattle inventory report at the end of January <https://www.beefmagazine.com/beef/heifers-feed-indicate-long-term-liquidation-still-occurring> … “Beef cow herd liquidation occurred in a significant way in 2022 due to a combination of strong lean beef demand, higher cull cow prices, and forage issues due to drought. Fewer cows results in fewer feeder cattle, tightening supplies for fed cattle, and ultimately lower beef production in 2023. The USDA-NASS Cattle Inventory report is released at the end of this January and analysts’ estimates... View Article


LINK: Sort and Cull – What a Live Cattle Market With Open Interest at a 6-Year Low Means

August 1, 2022 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on LINK: Sort and Cull – What a Live Cattle Market With Open Interest at a 6-Year Low Means

8/1/2022 – ShayLe Stewart, DTN Livestock Analyst, Progressive Farmer DTN Sort and Cull: What a Live Cattle Market With Open Interest at a 6-Year Low Means <https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2022/08/01/live-cattle-market-open-interest-6> … “This highlights the fact that traders aren’t comfortable with where the market currently resides. Brett Crosby, owner of Custom Ag Solutions, said, “The fact that open interest sits at a six-year low means that there’s too much uncertainty on both the upside and downside to attract traders. It also indicates the price is too low for commercials to hedge and too high to attract spec buyers.”


Relationship of Kill Capacity and Price of Live Cattle, Boxed Cutout (@mbacowboy)

July 26, 2022 1:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Relationship of Kill Capacity and Price of Live Cattle, Boxed Cutout (@mbacowboy)

Brett Crosby – @mbacowboy – July 25, 2022 Historically, live cattle prices were highly correlated. Starting in 2015, though, the correlation seemed to disappear. Live cattle price correlation between the composite steer and heifer cutout dropped from 0.9872 during the period 2003-2016 to 0.2372 during the 2017-2019 period. Looking at the relationship differently reveals that boxed beef prices still matter. During 2003-2015, live cattle prices were 60%-68% of the cutout price until the weekly kill exceeded roughly 570k. At this point, packers were nearing capacity, and paid a smaller percentage. During the period between 2016-2019, and add 2022, live cattle... View Article


July Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

July 25, 2022 1:37 pm Published by Comments Off on July Cattle on Feed Up Slightly

July Cattle On Feed Report Released July 22, 2022, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). United States Cattle on Feed Up Slightly Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on July 1, 2022. The inventory was slightly above July 1, 2021. The inventory included 6.90 million steers and steer calves, down 1 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 61 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 4.45 million head, up 3... View Article


June Cattle On Feed Up 1%

June 24, 2022 1:17 pm Published by Comments Off on June Cattle On Feed Up 1%

June 2022 Cattle on Feed Report Released June 24, 2022, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service  (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of  Agriculture (USDA). United States Cattle on Feed Up 1 Percent Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for  feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.8 million head on  June 1, 2022. The inventory was 1 percent above June 1, 2021. This is the  highest June 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. Placements in feedlots during May totaled 1.87 million head, 2 percent below  2021. Net... View Article


BeefBasis in the News: Cattle Retention and Value of Gain

June 23, 2022 2:19 pm Published by Comments Off on BeefBasis in the News: Cattle Retention and Value of Gain

“Sell or keep” decisions at various points along the value chain require cattle producers to understand both the Cost of Gain (COG) and Value of Gain (VOG). A recent Angus Beef Bulletin article talks about factors to consider and tools that are available to help determine whether to retain or sell weaned calves: ————————————————— Figuring Cost and Value of Gain for Retained Calves There are tools available to help you make the best financial decision for your operation. by Elliott Dennis, University of Nebraska Angus Beef Bulletin (June 7, 2022, Vol. 15: No.6) <https://www.angusbeefbulletin.com/extra/2022/06jun22/0622mg_CostVOG.html> ————————————————— In the article, Dr. Dennis... View Article


LINK: Beef Cow Slaughter Continues Unabated (Cow-Calf Corner)

June 14, 2022 8:56 am Published by Comments Off on LINK: Beef Cow Slaughter Continues Unabated (Cow-Calf Corner)

Article Published June 13, 2022 – Cow-Calf Corner (OSU Extension) Beef Cow Slaughter Continues Unabated by Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Through the end of May, beef cow slaughter for the year-to-date is 15 percent higher year over year. With nearly half the year over, it is very likely that the annual beef cow slaughter total will be up by double-digits year over year. While some drought reduction regionally has improved pasture conditions (Oklahoma is a good example), range and pasture conditions nationally are still at the worst level ever for this time of year. In other... View Article


LINK: Beef Cow Slaughter Remains Elevated (Cattle Market Notes Weekly)

June 9, 2022 3:29 pm Published by Comments Off on LINK: Beef Cow Slaughter Remains Elevated (Cattle Market Notes Weekly)

Published June 6, 2022 – Cattle Market Notes Weekly Beef Cow Slaughter Remains Elevated by Josh Maples, Mississippi State University A few months ago, Kenny wrote about beef cow slaughter outpacing 2021 levels. He discussed how drought and cull cow prices, among other factors, were contributing to high beef cow slaughter totals in 2022. I want to follow up on his article with the most recent data and also discuss some of the regional breakdowns of cow slaughter.  … Chart from article: <https://us15.campaign-archive.com/?u=d27b0f8ca2d30ab88ad971a94&id=4e1e85f0ed> Chart Data Source: USDA-AMS & USDA-NASS, LMIC


Total Cattle Slaughter

June 7, 2022 2:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Total Cattle Slaughter

@mbacowboy 6/7/2022 – We’ve slaughtered more steers and heifers, and more cattle total in the first 5 months of this year than any year in the last 10. Boxed beef was down $20 from last year for the period. This begs the question: Why have live cattle traded $20 higher than last year for the period?