Source: U.S. Meat Export Federation | Aug. 6, 2020

June exports of U.S. pork fell below year-ago levels for the first time this year but exports remain on a record pace in 2020, according to data released by USDA and compiled … Read More

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold $2 to $6 higher. Lightweight calves sold $8 to $10 higher. Trade activity anddemand were good. Cooler temperatures and spotty evening showers have moved across much of the area over the past week, but much ofthe Southern Panhandle is … Read More

According to the Aug. 6, 2020, Daily Livestock Report, disruptions across the cattle sector have greatly affected cattle feeding margins. July was one of the worst months for cattle feeding partly because fed cattle prices averaged the lowest price since 2010.

Lower placements in … Read More

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

Aug. 3, 2020

Beef demand and macroeconomics

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

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers traded mostly steady to $2 lower on comparable sales. Steer and heifer calves were steady to $5 higher. Trade activity and demand were moderate. Much-welcomed rain showers throughout the week brought moisture and cooled down temperatures. … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued its weekly update on the amount of beef and pork muscle cuts shipped and sold the previous week. The Daily Livestock Report says the data can be construed as generally positive, especially for beef. 

“This was the most positive … Read More

According to the Cattle on Feed report released on July 24, 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 11.4 million head on July 1, 2020. The inventory was slightly … Read More

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

July 27, 2020

Industry snapshot: USDA cattle inventory and cattle on feed reports

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State … Read More

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold $1 to $4 higher. Trade activity was moderate on moderate to good demand. Pop-up thunderstorms across the Panhandle brought much-needed moisture to those fortunate enough to get it and cooled off temperatures. Supply included: 87% feeder cattle (55% steers, … Read More

Driving demand for beef is at the core of the Beef Checkoff. Why? Because consumer beef demand drives producer success. Cattlemen’s Beef Board talked with Dr. Derrell Peel, an OSU livestock marketing specialist, to walk through what demand is and the important role it plays for producers. … Read More