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Market Advisor: N.D. Bucks U.S. Trend of Declining Beef Cows

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Mar 06, 2014.

While U.S. beef cow numbers declined, beef cows in North Dakota increased to 943,000, which is up by 21,000 head as of Jan. 1, 2014.

Market Advisor: U.S. Sheep Numbers Resilient Despite Drought

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Feb 27, 2013.

Some sheep industry analysts expected a larger decline in numbers due to the severe drought that impacted the southern Plains in 2011 and expanded into much of the country, including the Corn Belt, in 2012.

Market Advisor: U.S. Cattle Herd Declines but Northern States See Increases

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Feb 13, 2013.

All cattle and calves in the U.S. on Jan. 1 totaled 89.3 million head, which is the lowest Jan. 1 inventory of all cattle and calves since the 88.1 million head in 1952.

Market Advisor: Texas Drought Drops Sheep Numbers

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Feb 14, 2012.

Texas is by far the leading lamb-producing state, so what happens there also affects the entire country.

Market Advisor: Southern Drought Conditions Cause Lower Cattle Numbers

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Feb 02, 2012.

All cattle and calves in the U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2012, totaled 90.8 million head, which is about 2 percent below the total of 92.7 million on Jan. 1, 2011.

Market Advisor: Hog Prices Improve on Strong Export Demand

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Apr 05, 2011.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting about a 7 percent increase in pork exports for the first quarter of 2011 and more than a 10 percent increase for the year.

Market Advisor: Lamb Prices to Continue Strong

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Jan 19, 2011.

Higher prices are being fueled by shorter supplies of lambs and strong demand for lamb and byproducts.

Market Advisor: Cattle Herd Decline Supports Prices

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Aug 10, 2010.

Feeder calf prices likely will be 10 to15 percent higher this fall than the depressed levels of the last two years.

Market Advisor: Cow Prices Off to Record Pace

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Apr 20, 2010.

Cow prices have increased more than normal this year in spite of a continuing high cow slaughter.

Market Advisor: Lamb Prices Show Seasonal Strength

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Mar 23, 2010.

The historic seasonal price pattern for fed lambs shows a peak after the spring holidays are over, with a general decline into the heavy fall marketing period.

Market Advisor: Beef Cow Herd Continues to Shrink

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Feb 05, 2010.

The reduction in the U.S. beef cow herd and lower numbers of cattle on feed should result in lower cattle slaughter and declining beef production.

Market Advisor: Are Higher Cattle Prices Ahead?

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Jan 11, 2010.

Market Advisor: U.S. Cattle Herd Continues to Decline

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Jul 29, 2009.

The prices for all market classes of cattle declined sharply in the second half of 2008, which also reduced profitability in the cattle sector.

Market Advisor: Will H1N1 Flu Affect Cattle and Beef Prices?

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on May 06, 2009.

The answer is yes.

Market Advisor: U.S. Sheep and Lamb Inventories Decline

By rmattern from Livestock Market Advisor. Published on Feb 12, 2009.

Current prices are being impacted by the economic meltdown and less demand for all meat, including lamb.
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