Fri Jul 25, 2014 04:40 PM CDT Beef processors and retailers once thought they knew all about the short-bought game. But the extraordinary summer of 2014 has taken the procurement strategy/awkward necessity to a whole new and frightening level.
Fri Jul 11, 2014 01:04 PM CDT The wild party in the feeder cattle market that once seemed unending has finally started to wind down this week as multiple rounds of limit losses in the feeder pit signal the equivalent of bar stools turned upside down.
Thu Jul 3, 2014 04:19 PM CDT Whatever benefit the slumping corn market lent to further strength in the feeder pit this week was about as meaningful as Dick Cheney encouraging the Iraqi government to "hang in there."
Fri Jun 13, 2014 03:55 PM CDT It's critical for both commercial and spec traders to honestly recognize the cattle market seems to be in the process of stepping through the looking glass, stepping beyond conventional assumptions and logic regarding fundamentals, moving outside the traditional rules of technical interpretation.
Fri Apr 18, 2014 03:13 PM CDT Nearly a year after the initial surfacing of the worst livestock disease to hit U.S. herds in several generations, the painfully deliberate and cautious minds in Washington finally sprang into action.
Wed Apr 2, 2014 04:50 PM CDT If the PED death toll significantly dries up over the warmer months ahead (as many suspect), pig production could conceivably rocket higher as efficiencies begin firing from both barrels.