Key Marketing Dates to Watch in August

While trade issues will likely continue to be the center focus, there are plenty of other things to monitor as well. Here are key dates to be aware of as summer starts to wrap up.


Keep an Eye on the Cattle Market

The supply and demand fundamentals continue to balance each other well, which is why prices continue to chop and traded in this sideways pattern. Yet be aware of what might be lurking ahead.


Cattle Rally: Be Ready to Capture It

Cattle futures have come to life yet again. Demand, and demand alone, is the sole reason for higher prices. Domestic and export demands are solid as packers gear up for holiday needs. At the end of October, beef prices increased substantially suggesting boxed beef prices on Friday, October 27, closing at $203.30. This is the highest beef market since early August.