Industry Updates


  • Apr 14, 2014
    Allen's Update: April 14, 2014

    Many Factors Affecting Cattle Prices and Beef MarketFor the fourth year on a row we continue to set new record high cattle prices with new highs experienced almost on a...

  • Mar 4, 2014
    Allen's Update: March 3, 2014

    A new Soil Health Partnership collaboration has been announced formed by the National Corn Growers Association and supported financially by the Walton Foundation and Monsanto. The Mission Statement from the...

  • Feb 20, 2014
    Allen's Update: February 20, 2014

    A Rabobank AgriFinance vice president has postulated that the U.S. is becoming a ground beef nation. Don Close, an economist by trade and vice president of Rabobank for Food &...

  • Feb 10, 2014
    Allen's Update: February 6, 2014

    A consortium of scientists in the western United States have made the argument that eliminating grazing on public lands will not reduce the impact of global climate change and would...

  • Jan 20, 2014
    Allen's Update: January 20, 2014

    General Mills, maker of the popular breakfast cereal, Cheerios, has announced that they will stop using genetically modified ingredients in the making of Cheerios. They are hoping the move will...

  • Jan 2, 2014
    Allen’s Update: December 23, 2013

    Rabobank has projected that global beef supply will be very tight through 2014. They suggest that lower feed costs, herd rebuilding in the U.S. and continued strong global demand for...

  • Sep 30, 2013
    Allen's Update: September 27, 2013

    Market Update:Once again retail beef prices have set a new record high. For the month of August 2013, USDA Choice beef in the grocery store averaged $5.39 per pound. That was...

  • Jun 6, 2013
    Allen's Update: May 24, 2013

    Market Update:5 Area Weighted Fed Cattle Price – Last week’s 5-Area Weighted Fed Cattle live price was $125.37, with Dressed cattle at $198 to $202. Wholesale (Boxed Beef) prices were up once more, sett...

  • May 20, 2013
    Allen's Update: May 17, 2013

    Market Update:5 Area Weighted Fed Cattle Price – Last week’s 5-Area Weighted Fed Cattle live price was $126.24, with Dressed cattle at $202 to $204. Wholesale (Boxed Beef) prices were up sharply for the...

  • Apr 25, 2013
    Allen's Update: April 18, 2013

    MARKET UPDATE: 5 Area Weighted Fed Cattle Price – Last week’s 5-Area Weighted Fed Cattle live price was $127.16, with Dressed cattle at $202.  The average steer dressed weight was 851 pounds, up 15 pounds from this...

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