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Market Advisor: N.D. Bucks U.S. Trend of Declining Beef Cows   ( 2014-03-06 )
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   ( 2013-02-27 )
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   ( 2013-02-13 )
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   ( 2012-02-14 )
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   ( 2012-02-02 )
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   ( 2011-04-04 )
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   ( 2011-01-19 )
Higher prices are being fueled by shorter supplies of lambs and strong demand for lamb and byproducts.
Market Advisor: Cattle Herd Decline Supports Prices   ( 2010-08-10 )
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   ( 2010-04-20 )
Cow prices have increased more than normal this year in spite of a continuing high cow slaughter.
Market Advisor: Lamb Prices Show Seasonal Strength   ( 2010-03-23 )
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   ( 2010-02-05 )
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?   ( 2010-01-11 )
 
Market Advisor: U.S. Cattle Herd Continues to Decline   ( 2009-07-29 )
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?   ( 2009-05-06 )
The answer is yes.
Market Advisor: U.S. Sheep and Lamb Inventories Decline   ( 2009-02-12 )
Current prices are being impacted by the economic meltdown and less demand for all meat, including lamb.
Market Advisor: Cattle Herd Continues to Shrink   ( 2009-02-05 )
Cow-calf producers continued a second year of beef cow liquidation that started in 2007.
Market Advisor: Economic Recovery Is Key To Cattle Prices   ( 2009-01-08 )
As the international economic situation worsened in the fourth quarter of 2008, cattle prices plummeted.
Market Advisor: Cattle, Corn and the Credit Crunch   ( 2008-11-26 )
Even though cattle prices have fallen, the profit potential for backgrounding or feeding calves to market weight, may be better now because it is the margin and not the price level that is important in determining profitability.
Market Advisor: COOL Recordkeeping Now Necessary Part of Livestock Marketing   ( 2008-09-11 )
The USDA has issued an Interim Final Rule for the implementation of Country of Origin Labeling and is taking comments until Sept. 30.
Market Advisor: Cattle Numbers Decline Slightly, Demand Key to Prices   ( 2008-08-07 )
The National Agricultural Statistics Service pegged the cattle herd at 104.3 million head on July 1, 2008, down 0.5 percent from last year.
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