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

Riding the Wave

By: Terri Queck-Matzie

Expect the unexpected is the word from Dr. Nevil Speer, Vice president, U.S. Operations with AgriClear.
“Volatility is really the key,” says Speer, who highlighted the message at the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association annual convention in Des Moines.… Continue reading