Derrell Peel - Oklahoma State University

Articles By Derrell Peel - Oklahoma State University

CAB Miranda Reiman Colorado-Cow-Calf
Feb 03, 2020

Cyclical Herd Expansion Over; Record Beef Production In 2020

The Cattle report issued by USDA confirms that cyclical herd expansion in the U.S. is over. The numbers indicate that while cattle inventories have stopped growing no major liquidation is underway.

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Jan 20, 2020

Derrell Peel: Hay Stocks Up From Last Year But Still Below Average

Weather challenges in 2019 led to many questions about the quantity and quality of hay production and supply heading into 2020.

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Jan 06, 2020

Derrell Peel: Cattle Market Factors To Watch In 2020

The new year brings with it several changes in ongoing market dynamics, some new opportunities, and some new risks and continuing challenges for cattle and beef markets.

BT Cow Calf Winter Snow
Dec 30, 2019

Derrell Peel: Take Stock And Look Forward

No matter how cow-calf producers judge the past year – good, just okay or disappointing – there is value in taking some time to analyze the reasons for the outcome.

BT USDA Beef Hot Carcass Packer
Dec 16, 2019

Derrell Peel: Strong Finish For 2019 Beef Production

Sharply higher carcass weights have boosted beef production, though another round of winter weather hitting parts of cattle feeding country may temper that in the last few weeks of the year.

BT Cow Calf Winter Snow
Dec 04, 2019

Winter Storm Impacts Markets In Many Ways

Severe weather inevitably means management challenges and higher costs for producers but may also have market impacts if poor conditions are widespread enough.

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Nov 25, 2019

Derrell Peel: More, Heavier Cattle Placed In Feedlots In October

USDA's cattle on feed report counted 11.83 million head on feed, which is 101.2% of last year and up 4.8% from October as feedlot inventories increase to a seasonal peak.

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Nov 18, 2019

Cattle industry focus on animal health begins at the ranch

Preconditioning programs add value to cattle and the value is consistently reflected in premiums for certified preconditioned calves sold under specific programs.

BT USDA Beef Hot Carcass Packer
Nov 04, 2019

Derrell Peel: Holiday Beef Demand Kicks In

Boxed beef prices increased about ten percent over the month of October into early November, a significantly higher increase than the normal seasonal bump.