Father’s Day typically provides a boost to national beef sales, but this year’s bump was called “astounding” by analyst Anne-Marie Rorink, 210 Analytics. Meat department sales as a whole were strong the week ending June 21, Father’s Day weekend, but beef sales in particular stood out. According to … Read More

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

July 6, 2020

Slow recovery projected for U.S. and global economy

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

Source: NCBA | June 30, 2020

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has applauded the introduction of the bipartisan legislation to create new direct-to-consumer options for beef producers, processors and small meat markets … Read More

June 29, 2020

Plenty of beef for Independence Day

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

In anticipation of July 4, estimated beef production for the week ending June 27 was 562.3 million … Read More

Preconditioned and weaned calves are worth more. That fact is borne out by data collected from calf sales over the years. Calf preconditioning found a boost nationwide after the 2013 release of data collected by Superior Livestock Auction reporting premiums for preconditioned calves of $6 per cwt over non-preconditioned … Read More

Source: USDA ESMIS | June 26, 2020

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to instances $5 higher by the end of the week. Trade activity was moderate on good demand, especially on yearlings. The panhandle had welcomed … Read More

Cattle producers concerned about profitability after the COVID-19 crisis has changed the world can take heart in some encouraging words from OSU Extension Livestock Economist Dr. Derrell Peel. On Tuesday’s Beef Buzz podcast, Dr. Peel talks with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about what lies ahead for … Read More

On June 1 the USDA estimated total inventory of cattle in feedlots with +1000 head capacity at 11.671 million head, 57,000 head or 0.5% lower than a year ago. Analysts on average were expecting the inventory to be 1% lower than a year ago. Last month the on feed inventory was 607,000 … Read More

Source: USDA NASS | June 19, 2020

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.7 million head on June 1, 2020. The inventory was slightly … Read More

June 22, 2020

Third quarter beef recovery

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

Cattle slaughter continues to recover from COVID-19 disruptions in April and May. Estimated cattle slaughter for the week ending June … Read More