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09 January 2014
CME: Tight Hog and Cattle Numbers Put More Focus on Performance
US - Tight cattle and hog numbers will put more of the focus on performance and, at this point, the hog and cattle markets are on different paths. In part this is biology but changes in feeding regimens for cattle certainly have limited the carcass weight...
Cattle Futures: Bulls In Full Technical Control, Wednesday
US - February live cattle traded steady at $136.52, reports Jim Wyckoff TheCattleSite editor....
08 January 2014
Cattle Futures: February Live Contracts Close Lower
US - February live cattle closed down $0.30 at $136.52 Tuesday, writes TheCattleSite analyst, Jim Wyckoff....
27 December 2013
Beef Supply Remains Tight; High World Prices Set to Continue
GLOBAL - The Rabobank Global Cattle Price Index has risen by six per cent since June, driven by lower-than-expected beef supply in the main exporting countries and strong Asian demand, according to a new report from the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness (FAR)...
23 December 2013
Yardings Up Three Per Cent on Last Year, Says MLA Winter Summary
AUSTRALIA - During 2013, the winter period saw varying rainfall conditions across the country, with ‘below average’ falls recorded throughout much of Queensland, coupled with ‘above average’ minimum temperatures, write market commentators at Meat...
CME: Beef Prices Set Record in November
US - Retail beef prices set yet another record in November while prices of other proteins moderated slightly from October levels, Steve Meyer and Len Steiner report....
12 December 2013
Prices Close Near Session High, Wednesday
US - Prices closed near the session high. Bulls are fading and are on a level near-term technical playing field with the bears, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
10 December 2013
CME Grains Turn Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
04 December 2013
Cattle Futures: Weakness in Pork and December Contract Sees February Close Lower, Tuesday
US - Liquidation selling generated lower prices for February as price action for December and pork hit February prices. ...
03 December 2013
Bullish Markets With Cattle High and Corn Low
Cash market fundamentals remain bullish as cash cattle prices remain near record highs, helped by low corn, writes TheCattleSite analyst, Jim Wyckoff....
02 December 2013
Cattle Futures: Gains For December and February
US - Post Thanksgiving trading saw strong bids on Friday as December live cattle closed up 37 cents to $133.47....
29 November 2013
Feedlot Numbers Fall on Summer Quarter
AUSTRALIA - Third quarter cattle on feed numbers increased for all states on the same period last year, although fell on the summer quarter....
28 November 2013
Thanksgiving Markets See Wholesale Beef Bounce
US – Thanksgiving’s market impact and particularly late arrival this year could be supporting wholesale beef prices....
Bulls Have Near Term Advantage in Live Cattle Futures
US - Live cattle bulls have the advantage in the markets, writes TheCattleSite analyst, Jim Wyckoff after Wednesday's trading....
27 November 2013
Cattle Futures: Strong Gains, Tuesday
US - Buyers were attracted by talk of a shrinking supply side with December live cattle closing up 87 cents to $131.95....
26 November 2013
Cattle On Feed Report, 6 Per Cent Lower Than November 2012
US - Less beef lies ahead after the fifteenth consecutive On Feed report showed lower inventories for the months that the same month in the previous year, says Tim Petry, Livestock Economist at North Dakota State University....
25 November 2013
MLA: Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - This report is a collection of weekly cattle price summaries from each Australian territory by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
22 November 2013
Bulls and Bears on Level Futures Playing Field
US - Prices closed nearer the session high on more short covering after hitting a two-month low on Wednesday, writes Jim Wyckoff TheCattleSite analyst. ...
21 November 2013
Pre Report Estimates Say Cattle on Feed Will Lift
US - Market commentators are expecting lower corn prices and better cattle values to influence placements reported in the US Department of Agriculture's Cattle on Feed release. ...
11 November 2013
Cattle Futures: December Contract Closes With Gains For Week, Friday
US - Gains were supported on Friday as December cattle closed 72 cents up on the session and left the market up 32 cents for the week. ...
08 November 2013
Indonesia Permit Confusion and Drought Blights Ozzie Beef Giant
AUSTRALIA – Live export uncertainty and continued drought conditions have been blamed by the Australian Agricultural Company for a half year net loss of A$31.6 million....
06 November 2013
Worries Raised Over Zilmax Audit
US - A feedlot specialist has voiced concerns over the value of cattle audits being undertaken as part of Merck’s five-step plan to assess the risk of feeding Zilmax....
Prices Close Neat Session Lows Amid Bearish Outside Markets
US - The key "outside markets" were bearish for the cattle market yesterday as the U.S. dollar index was firmer and crude oil prices were lower, writes Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst....
01 November 2013
October Cattle on Feed Report Shows 8 per cent Drop on Last Year
US – Cattle on feed numbers through October were eight per cent lower than last year, although placements lifted to over 2 million, the most since May....
30 October 2013
TheCattleSite Report: Prices Finish at Session High, Tuesday
US - Prices closed nearer the session high and closed at another fresh contract high close, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
28 October 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Forecast: Bullish Momentum
ANALYSIS - Record-high cash prices and last week's new contract highs are both signaling this market has additional upside potential, and the bulls are in full technical and fundamental command, reports Jim Wyckoff, 5m market analyst. ...
24 October 2013
Beef Upturn Driven By Santa Cruz and Cochambamba
BOLIVIA – A marked increase in beef output in the Santa Cruz and Cochambamba regions has led to overall Bolivian beef output increasing for the country as a whole....
22 October 2013
Cattle Futures: Choppy Futures Finish Narrowly Mixed, Monday
US - Prices fluctuated yesterday ending narrowly mixed with October live cattle closed at $130.12, 25 cents higher....
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