Hot and dry conditions remained throughout Texas last week. Precipitation across most of the state remained below 2.0 inches, with some isolated areas across the Upper Coast reaching 4.0 inches. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Livestock condition remained mostly rated fair to good across the state. The use … Read More

In the Sept. 16 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses how growing demand in China is dominating global beef trade; and Glenn Selk talks getting replacement heifers ready for fall breeding season.

The USDA has lowered most of its 2019 protein production projections.

The month to month reduction on beef from 27.043 billion pounds to 26.953 billion was because of expectations for a slower slaughter pace and lighter weights during the fourth quarter of the year, while also lowered imports, exports, per capita … Read More

Beef exports were relatively steady with last year’s strong results, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports increased 1% year-over-year in July to 117,842 mt. Export value ($720.4 million) was down slightly from a year ago but still the seventh-highest … Read More

Bridget Wasser, executive director, Meat Science & Supply Chain Outreach at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff, recently sat down with “supermarket guru” Phil Lempert for his podcast, Lost in the Supermarket. In a recent episode Bridget talks about today’s beef demand, why grocers feature … Read More

Hot and dry conditions continued throughout Texas last week. Precipitation in South Texas and the Lower Valley ranged from 1 inch up to 4 inches and areas of the Trans-Pecos, the Southern Low Plains and the Northern High Plains received upwards of 2 inches. However, the rest of the state … Read More

Source: USDA Economics, Statistics and Market Information System

Sept. 9, 2019

Feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady. Trade activity was light to moderate on moderate demand for a shortened week due to Labor Day. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $1 to $3 lower. Hay trades were … Read More

In the Sept. 9 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel takes a look at the latest cattle trade markets; and Glenn Selk discusses the repeatability of calving difficulty.

Texas Weekly Market Summary, Aug. 30, 2019
Source: USDA
Texas feeder steers and heifers sold $1 to $5 higher. Trade activity and demand were moderate to good. The momentum continued this week as cattle markets continued to regain the big losses from 2 weeks ago. Slaughter cows … Read More

In the Sept. 3 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel looks at how cattle slaughter numbers and beef prices have fared since the fire at the Tyson packing plant fire in Kansas; and Glenn Selk discusses proper cow culling and how it … Read More