USDA: No Cattle Market Wrong-Doing – DTN Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
USDA cannot conclude right now if anyone in the cattle industry violated the Packers and Stockyards Act in the aftermath of two major market disruptions over the past year. After […]

Cattle Market: Bulls or Bears? Let’s Look at the Facts – DTN Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
Remember in years past when there were only one or two things we were really monitoring for the cattle market? Wouldn’t it be pleasant to only worry about beef exports […]

Livestock Markets: Pay Attention to All the Details – DTN Jun 11, 2020

🕔Jun 11, 2020
With the market’s recent drunken binge of events — COVID-19, slaughterhouses shutting down, cattle backing up and slim feedlot placements — I’d like to think that we could rely on […]

Livestock: Cattle Markets Face Problems Trying to Return to “Normal” – DTN May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
Cattlemen and analysts are a lot alike — we love it when the market is healthy, cringe when it’s compromised, hate being caught blindsided by something we didn’t foresee coming […]

Livestock: Pork Farmers Still Face Logjam – DTN May 12, 2020

🕔May 12, 2020
Minnesota hog farmer Chad Lubben, 27, is offering hogs for sale on Facebook and Craigslist, and he is getting takers from all over the country. Lubben told DTN he thinks […]

Livestock: Meat Processing Rebounds, Prices Continue Higher May 12, 2020

🕔May 12, 2020
Beef and pork processing rebounded last week after dropping sharply, while wholesale beef prices continued rocketing to new record highs, according to an analysis done by John Anderson, economist for […]

COVID-19 Has Caused an “Ag Tsunami;” USDA, DOJ Investigate Livestock Markets May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s Des Moines Register that, “The coronavirus has caused an agricultural tsunami that’s ripped through Iowa and the nation. Markets have been disrupted […]

Livestock: COVID-19 Hits Packing Plants – DTN Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus cases are increasingly affecting the meatpacking industry as both a beef and pork plant in Iowa were closed this week because of positive cases. Tyson Foods announced a pork […]

Commodity Markets: Needed Bulls Return – DTN Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Commodity markets finally pushed back Thursday after a week of brutal trading days with futures prices in grains, livestock and energy sectors all ending in the green. Stocks and commodity […]

Big Outside Concerns – Shades of 2008? – DTN Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
Watching the week’s news unfold, it was frustrating to helplessly stand by and see corn, soybean and wheat prices fall lower, along with cattle and hogs. Nearly all commodity prices […]

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