Source: USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System | 1-27-20

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers weighing under 700 lbs were fully steady; yearlings over 700 lbs sold steady to $3 lower. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand. Feedyards … Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency.

Large feedlot inventories to start 2020

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The latest monthly cattle on feed … Read More

Source: USDA Market News

Jan. 24, 2020

Compared to last week hay trades are mostly steady to firm. Demand for high quality horse/dairy quality hay is very good, which has caused that market to firm up as we move farther into the feeding season. Cow and grinder type … Read More

Source: USDA Market News

Compared to last week, yearling steers and heifers weighing over 700 pounds sold $2 to $4 lower; steers and heifers weighing under 700 pounds sold steady to $3 higher. Trade was fairly active on moderate demand. Icy road conditions with more chances of rain and … Read More

Jan. 20, 2020
Hay stocks up from last year but still below average
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
Weather challenges in 2019 led to many questions about the quantity and quality of hay production and supply heading into 2020.  … Read More

 
A phase one trade deal with China is official, clearing the way for America’s chief trade competitor to purchase $80 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods over the next two years. -Read … Read More

A livestock market analyst says Walmart’s new venture of having its own beef supply chain should have little to no impact on other commercial beef processors. Cassie Fish tells Brownfield Walmart is planning to run 100,000 head of cattle through their supply chain each year, which is less … Read More

In the Jan. 13 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel gives an update on the fires in Australia and how it could affect their cattle markets domestically and abroad; plus, Glenn Selk discusses how a difficult delivery could make rebreeding that cow … Read More

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher. Trade was active on moderate to good demand. A chance of much-needed moisture going into the weekend, but with colder temperatures. No recent comparable sales on slaughter cows and bulls for market trend. Hay trades were mostly … Read More

As 2020 began, the trade deal with Japan puts U.S. beef on level footing with beef coming from other countries that are importing into Japan. But there is another deal that started on Jan. 1 that will also be good news for U.S. beef headed for the European Union. … Read More