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Cotton Marketing News: Improved Market Provides Opportunity

March futures have improved.  January has thus far been a good month.  The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.  No one can be sure.  So if you’re a producer and have been looking for an opportunity to sell a portion of remaining 2016 crop, January has thus far provided …

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Cattle Market Price Watch: December 2016

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 0.22/cwt. during December.  Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 1.65/head ($ 0.22/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 110.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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November Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $ 7.66/cwt. during November. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $ 57.45/head ($ 7.66/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 3,830.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and …

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October Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 4.95/cwt. during October. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 37.13/hd. ($ 4.95/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 2,475.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract …

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Oriental Persimmon: For the Specialty Fruit Market

Oriental Persimmons Image Credit: (gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu) A recent visit to the North Florida Research and Education Center reminded me of a fruit that is often low profile in Northwest Florida, the Oriental persimmon. The Oriental, or Japanese, persimmon (Diospyros kaki) was introduced to the Southern United States in the mid to late 1800s. Although it is native …

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September Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Regional Livestock Economics Agent The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $ 10.38/cwt. during September. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 77.85/hd. ($ 10.38/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 780 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The …

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Enhancing the Market Value of Your Next Calf Crop

Image 1: Dothan Livestock Market, Dothan, AL sale ring Photo Credit Kalyn Waters According the 2007-2008 USDA Reference of Beef Cow-calf Management Practices in the United States, approximately two-thirds of cattle operations (60.7%) used an auction market as the primary method of sale for weaned steers & bulls. These auction markets are a cornerstone in …

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Friday Funny: Market Reports

Farmers and ranchers always pay close attention to market reports, but are normally discouraged by them.  Perhaps if the market reports were more fun, the bad news might be easier to take. This Week’s Stock Market Summary Helium was up, feathers were down.  Paper was stationary.  Fluorescent bulbs dimmed with light trading.  Knives were up …

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Cotton Marketing News: September Numbers Obviously Not What The Market Wanted to See

I’m not 100% sure what the cotton market expected to see in this week’s USDA monthly estimates.  As if anyone ever knows.  Whatever the market was expecting, it didn’t get it; prices reacted accordingly—down. In the short term, markets and price direction are driven by expectations based on the data and information available at the …

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Cotton Marketing News: Discussing Recent Events and the Direction of the Market

Lately, it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.  If we were playing backyard football, the cotton market would get called a penalty for piling on. Growers are frustrated.  Some growers and agribusinesses are hurting financially after a tough 2015, and 2016 doesn’t look much if any better.  Keeping with the football theme, …

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