Livestock Market: Could Corn Spark Positive Movement in Cattle Contracts? – DTN Jan 8, 2021

🕔Jan 8, 2021
The onset of the new year has been struck with some unfriendly challenges that cattlemen were hoping to be rid of by the end of 2020. However, lo and behold, […]

Cattle Market: Favorable Factors to Watch in 2021 – DTN Dec 29, 2020

🕔Dec 29, 2020
When I look over the last year — through the dips and dives the market has taken — I find myself caught in a whirlwind of unanswered questions begging for […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever in Germany Continues to Impact Pork Markets Oct 8, 2020

🕔Oct 8, 2020
Reuters News reported this week that, “One more case of African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed in a wild boar in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, Germany’s federal agriculture […]

Livestock: As Germany Battles African Swine Fever, U.S. Hog Inventory Hits Sept. Record Sep 30, 2020

🕔Sep 30, 2020
Bloomberg writer Michael Hirtzer reported late last week that, “American hog producers have been cutting back on the herd for several months, but there are signs they haven’t been moving fast enough to keep […]

Livestock: Many Market Ready Hogs with Industry Contraction to Follow Sep 30, 2020

🕔Sep 30, 2020
The USDA’s September Hogs and Pigs report places the September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 79.1 million head, a record for this quarter, up just 0.7% from last year […]

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 […]

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