Weekly Cattle Commentary 9/8/2017 This week’s cash prices saw late Friday sales of 105$, even with last week’s trades. Dressed sales topped out at 168$, 2$ higher than last week. Basis was plus 2$ the October Live board. Estimated weekly slaughter was 555K head, 26K larger than the same week last year. Box prices in… Read more.
Weekly Cattle Commentary 6/23/2017 The bulk of the week’s cash prices ranged between 122 and 123$, with the end of the week dropping to 120$. Dressed sales 190 to 195$. Basis by Friday was 1$ over the June Live board. Estimated weekly slaughter was 632K head, 24K larger than the same week last year. Box… Read more.
This is a sample entry from Kirk Donsbach’s newsletter, The Cattleman’s Advisory, published on June 19, 2017. Weekly Cattle Commentary 06/16/2017 The week’s cash prices ranged between 128 and 134$, with the higher prices coming early in the week. Dressed sales 200 to 217$. Basis is 5-7$ over the June Live board. Estimated weekly slaughter… Read more.