Paul Dykstra

Articles By Paul Dykstra

Nov 06, 2019

Cattle And Beef Markets Post Significant Gains

Cattle and boxed beef markets have posted significant gains over the past two weeks in a continuation of what has been an impressive recovery since the unsettled markets of August/September.
Oct 23, 2019

CAB Insider: Squaring Carcass Value and Calf Prices

The past two weeks have featured fed cattle prices in a slowly increasing trend with the 5-area weighted average in the range of $109-$110/cwt.
Oct 09, 2019

CAB Insider: Fall Carcass Weights and CAB Trends

From a seller’s perspective, the fed-cattle trade continues to improve, with last week’s numbers making it the third straight week of higher prices since September 9th.
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Sep 11, 2019

CAB Insider: September Setback, Seasonal?

Seasonality and the conclusion of the Labor Day holiday were easy indicators that the market would be weaker in both the live cattle and boxed beef segments.