Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus. But a market reversal could be possible.
Amid rising beef prices, CNBC's Jane Wells looks at the USDA's first ever bison meat survey and speaks to two ranchers who are raising and selling bison meat.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses how a shortage of cattle is causing beef prices to soar.
"It does not look like the cold weather will last into next week," explains WSI senior meteorologist Dan Leonard. Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, questions the weather's impact on nat gas and live cattle.
Beef demand is up, and supplies are down, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. One California rancher Bud Sloan is having to buy feed because of the drought, and has cut his herd nearly in half.
Beef prices are going up with ground beef up 9 percent in a year, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. And it doesn't look like it will come down any time this summer.
Think beef is expensive now? A cow just sold for a record $170,000 at auction in Syracuse, New York.
Stan Ryan, Vice President at Cargill Corporate says that with markets more open now, there is less chances for a repeat of the 2008 food crisis. He explains more.
The Senator from Kansas writes, "We need to approve this drought assistance to ensure livestock producers can continue providing us with the most affordable and safe food supply in the world."
Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, discusses what gold equities, like big mining stocks, can tell investors about the market's next move, and the decline in U.S. cattle prices.
Bob Bazell, NBC News reports on the first case of mad cow disease to surface in the U.S. in six years. The USDA is assuring consumers there is no danger of meat from the California dairy cow entering the food chain.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the details of the first mad cow discovery in six years.
2011 was a volatile year for investors. The following slides show the best investments in each category, from stocks and commodities to currencies and companies with the best cash flows.
A look at why steak prices may be set to soar, with Lindsay Davis, Alamo commodities president.
I recently spoke with a Texas Rancher who told me he was already feeding his cattle his Winter Hay. I don't know about you but when it's the beginning of August and you're already through your winter feed supply, that's a story to me. I decided to call my contacts on Wall Street and see what this could mean for consumers and investors.
Beef prices hit a ten-year high this week. Cattle prices are climbing, so it may pay to look at Tyson and Smithfield, which were both upgraded by BB&T today, with Heather Jones, BB&T Capital Markets.