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February 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF The beef markets have been fairly flat as of late due to improved production and slower spot shipments. Still, beef packer margins have deteriorated …

January 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF The beef markets have generally firmed during the last few weeks as retailers continue to schedule feature activity. The four-week sum of forward beef …

December 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF Impressive year over year gains in beef output are projected to persist this winter. Further, beef cow slaughter has been strong, trending at some …

November 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF Cattle futures have likely found a seasonal bottom with the markets starting to firm. The low beef prices appear to be encouraging retailers to …

October 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF The ground beef and trim markets are mostly trading well below the prior year levels due to ample supplies. However, ground beef demand is …

August 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF Top round and ribeye prices are increasing as supplies exceed demand. The market is lower on skirts, loins and choice strips, though history suggests …

July 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF The beef markets have been fairly resilient as of late, especially loins, due to strong retail and foodservice activity. History suggests that sharp loin …

June 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF Beef demand improved last week with beef shipments reaching a three-week high. Fathers’ Day and the Fourth of July holiday feature planning could underpin …

May 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF Beef prices have jumped during the last week as demand picks up for the spring grilling season. We may see significant price increases on …

March 2016 Market Conditions

BEEF Beef demand has been seasonally lethargic both domestically and export. This may keep the lid on the beef markets in the near term. However, …