MEDIA Releases

Beef Brief-Nov. 22, 2023

November 21, 2023

Week ending Nov.17, 2023 Fed cattle trade in the North and South both closed the week down $3 at $178. Live cattle futures trade closed the week up $1.50 to $2.15 across the front three months of trade. The national average price for feeder steers closed down $4.13 for the week at $232.03. Trade was…

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Why all the cut tags?

November 15, 2023

By Rachael Oliver, RAAA Commercial Marketing Specialist The other day while my father and I were processing a group of new calves that we will background in our feedyard, I thought to myself as I cut out every visual tag placed in the ears of those calves, we were processing. Why do we hold so much…

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Beef Brief-Nov. 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

Week ending Nov. 10, 2023 The Fed Cattle Markets in the North and South closed the week $4 lower, with both markets settling at $181 for the week. The front three months of live cattle trade closed the week down $9.70 to $10.90. The national average price for feeder steers closed $5.06 lower than week…

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Marketing Team Trail-Nov. 8, 2023

November 8, 2023

By Taylor Ohlde As temperatures cool down the sales are heating up throughout the breed. With fall bull sales and feeder calf sales in full swing, red cattle are on the rise in Kansas and Missouri. I'm getting the opportunity to travel around to the state of Missouri seeing tag users and seedstock. Then back…

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Beef Brief-Nov. 6, 2023

November 6, 2023

Week ending Nov. 3, 2023 The national feeder calf average was $241.21 this week — $1.42 higher with trade mostly $2 lower to $4 higher. This is lower compared to last month which was $250.40. Stocker cattle traded $1.81 higher at $277.54 — down from last month at $282.97. Fed cattle trade in the North…

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Beef Brief-Oct. 31, 2023

October 31, 2023

Week ending Oct. 27, 2023 It was a challenging week when reviewing trends in last week’s cattle trade. The national average feeder steer price was sharply down, closing the week down $7.43 at $239.80. Feeder cattle futures closed the week down $5.32 to $7.35 in the front three months of trade. Despite these declines on…

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Dorsey Hired as Red Angus Junior Programs Coordinator

October 23, 2023

DENVER — The Red Angus Association of America is pleased to announce the hiring of Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colorado, as its junior programs coordinator. Dorsey comes to RAAA with a wealth of experience in youth activities and event planning. Most recently, she served as the media and activities assistant at the North American Limousin Foundation,…

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Genetic Merit Pricing Task Force Begins Work to Accelerate Use of Genetic Information in the Feeder Cattle Market

October 19, 2023

DENVER — Price discovery in the feeder cattle market rarely includes genetic information. Almost nothing is known about the genetics of 98% of feeder cattle being sold on a weekly basis. That is unfortunate and it holds the industry back, because genetics control approximately one-third of growth, efficiency and carcass results. Enter the Genetic Merit…

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Red Angus Announces New Director of Commercial Marketing

October 18, 2023

DENVER — Kelly Smith, West Plains, Missouri, has been named the director of commercial marketing for the Red Angus Association of America. In this role, Smith will lead the advancement of RAAA commercial marketing and value-added programs. Smith brings a wealth of industry expertise, with more than 35 years of experience in animal nutrition. He…

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Beef Brief-Oct. 17, 2023

October 17, 2023

Week ending Oct. 13, 2023 Fed cattle in the South were $1 higher from previous weeks at $183 while northern trade cattle were up to $3 higher at $186.  Feeder and stocker calves were around $1 lower while live cattle futures trended slightly higher with feeder cattle futures mostly mixed. Feeder cattle were trading at…

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