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Fed Cattle Near Term Supply and Demand

Fed cattle prices remain at record levels, but the market has been bearish with dropping futures and a weak cash market; prices dropped last week about $2 live and $4 dressed.  In the first four months of last year, cattle prices climbed steadily and hit their highest level in April, dropping in May, and recovering in June. Prices climbed steadily to end March above $189/cwt, but after the first two weeks of April, it’s clear that 2024 peak prices will not be set this month.  With reduced cow slaughter this year, weekly slaughter has been near or below the 600,000 head level for much of the year. Also, despite lower cattle prices, processors are having difficulties maintaining margins and slaughter is all they can leverag...

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