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Today's Weather: Flooding following record-setting deluge

In the West, showers are confined to the corners of the region—the southern Rockies and parts of the Northwest. Drought remains deeply entrenched across the Pacific Coast States and the Great Basin.

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Dry conditions add to price decline

After a wet first half of the year dry conditions have returned in much of Texas. The latest drought monitor map indicates almost 2/3rds of the state is back in abnormally dry to extreme drought. The worst hit areas are in central to East Texas. As more calves are brought to market seasonally, the dry conditions are limiting the demand from buyers. Winter wheat and oat pasture establishment has been delayed, further slowing stocker cattle demand forcing even lower prices.

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Current market impacts on future cow herds

Anyone who follows beef cattle markets closely is well aware of the price volatility that currently is in place. No better example of this is the cash fed cattle market.

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Top 15 sources for U.S. beef imports

The United States imported 2.95 billion pounds of beef in 2014. The United States imported the most beef in 2014 from Australia followed by Canada and New Zealand.

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Schwieterman Cattle: Futures explode; supply worries

Live cattle futures exploded at midday on Tuesday, closing limit higher in most of the active contracts. Boxed beef prices were higher and packers all of a sudden look to be more concerned about available cattle supplies.


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