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  • New data will be key to gauging hog market bubble Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    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.

  • Bison meat market beefs up Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Bison meat market beefs up

    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.

  • Where's the beef? Industry facing rocketing prices Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 2:27 AM ET
    Where's the beef? Industry facing rocketing prices

    CNBC's Catherine Boyle discusses how a shortage of cattle is causing beef prices to soar.

  • US weather 'bone chilling' Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    US weather 'bone chilling'

    "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 Prices Concern Traders Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:58 PM ET
    Beef Prices Concern Traders

    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 Price Sticker Shock Friday, 24 May 2013 | 1:29 PM ET
    Beef Price Sticker Shock

    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.

  • Holy Cow! Bovine Sells for $170,000 Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | 2:39 PM ET
    Karlie the cow was sold for $170,000.

    Think beef is expensive now? A cow just sold for a record $170,000 at auction in Syracuse, New York.

  • Food Crisis Overplayed? Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 8:20 PM ET
    Food Crisis Overplayed?

    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.

  • Sen. Pat Roberts: Don't Play Politics With Our Food Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 8:47 AM ET
    Corn plants dry in a drought-stricken farm field on July 17, 2012 near Fritchton, Indiana. The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades.

    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."

  • Gold Equities: Bull Market Indicator? Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 5:40 PM ET
    Gold Equities: Bull Market Indicator?

    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.

  • Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:52 AM ET
    Mad Cow Disease Found in Central California

    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.

  • USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
    USDA: Mad Cow Disease Found in California

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports the details of the first mad cow discovery in six years.

  • The Best Investments of 2011 Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 11:28 AM ET
    2011 was a volatile year for investors: although the S&P 500 is on track to close the year relatively flat (up about 0.7%), the big money was made in non-traditional places. The following slides reveal the best investments in each category, from stocks and commodities, to currencies and companies with the best cash flows. If you made some of these investments, you were on the right track. If not, lessons learned in 2011 could prove profitable in the year ahead. All numbers are as of market close

    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.

  • Beef Prices Set to Boom? Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 2:52 PM ET
    Beef Prices Set to Boom?

    A look at why steak prices may be set to soar, with Lindsay Davis, Alamo commodities president.

  • What's Driving the Price Of Beef? Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 1:10 PM ET

    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.

  • Consumers Have a Beef? Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 5:00 PM ET
    Consumers Have a Beef?

    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.

  • Live Cattle Wire Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET