Cattle on Feed

Many factors affecting beef market prices and volatility

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

A wide variety of internal and external factors are impacting beef and cattle price levels and volatility. Beef production is at a seasonal peak in June with weekly beef production since late May estimated to be nearly 7 percent above year ago levels. Fed cattle prices have dropped and could be near an early seasonal low with feedlots ahead of schedule fo Continue reading