Boxed beef prices are reported daily by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and widely disseminated by media and market services, yet often misunderstood. Market experts say i… Read More

Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with Don Close… Read More

Source: USDA NASS Texas Field Office

Temperatures were mostly cool across Texas last week. Freezing temperatures were experienced mid-week in the northern parts of the state. The Plains, the Cross Timbers, the Blacklands, the Trans-Pecos and North East Texas received little to no precipitation, while rainfall in … Read More

Source: Tyson Foods | Nov. 18, 2019

Following the Aug. 9, 2019 fire that disrupted operations at its Holcomb, Kansas beef complex, Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., announced on Nov. 18 reconstruction of the facility is near completion. Efforts to … Read More

Source: USDA Livestock & Grain Market News, Amarillo | Nov. 18, 2019

Yearling steers and heifers sold mostly steady to instances $3 lower. Lightweight calves going back on wheat pastures sold with a higher undertone. Trade was fairly … Read More

Source: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Market News

Compared to last week, yearling steers and heifers sold mostly steady to instances $3 lower. Lightweight calves going back on wheat pastures sold with higher undertone. Trade was fairly … Read More

USDA updated its projections for meat supply/demand in 2019 as well as its forecasts for all of 2020. As we have done in the past, we have included a comparison of what those forecasts looked like a year ago and how … Read More

Nov. 11, 2019
Oklahoma cattle market update
By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist
The fall calf run is in full swing in Oklahoma.  USDA-AMS reports that combined volumes for seven Oklahoma auctions are up 7.0 percent year over year over … Read More

China is scouring the world for meat to replace the millions of pigs killed by African swine fever (ASF), boosting prices, business and profits for European and South American meatpackers as it re-shapes global markets for pork, beef and chicken. The European Union, the world’s second largest pork producer after … Read More

September exports of U.S. beef were steady with last year in volume, but export value trended lower, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Pork exports were above year-ago levels in September but pulled back from the large totals posted in June, July and August.