Market Conditions

December 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF Beef ribeye and tenderloin prices are seasonally high but they may peak soon. Strong needs for fresh lean beef trim, due to building demand …

November 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF Beef output is anticipated to improve in the coming weeks despite sharply higher cattle prices. The USDA recently made some adjustments to their grading …

October 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF Seasonally tighter cattle supplies are anticipated in the coming weeks which could increase cattle and beef prices. Ribeye prices have risen sharply as buyers …

September 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF Adequate beef cattle supplies are anticipated to persist over the next several weeks, which should fuel year-over-year output gains. The market has been lower …

August 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF Beef prices have been declining as of late with the USDA choice boxed beef cutout falling to a multi-month low. Buyers have been stepping …

May 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF Boneless beef stocks have declined in the last few months. This, along with low cattle weights, could be supportive of the beef trim and …

April 2017 Market Conditions

BEEF Strong year over year gains in weekly beef output are anticipated this spring. This should limit the seasonal upside move in the steak middle …

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 …