ShayLe Stewart

DTN Livestock Analyst
ShayLe Stewart

ShayLe Stewart is the newest member of the DTN analysis team (September 2019), and comes with deep roots in the beef industry.

Based in the high mountain cattle country near Cody, Wyoming, Stewart leads coverage in all areas of livestock and meat production, and brings a true boots-on-the-ground perspective to a livestock marketing world that gets increasingly difficult to navigate.

ShayLe grew up on a cow-calf and haying operation in south-central Montana, where her passion for the beef industry led her to Colorado State University, ultimately to an internship with the United States Cattlemen's Association. Her experiences following markets for USCA were the springboard for her self-produced Cattle Market News website and Facebook outlets. Those weekly reports were a reliable source of compressed, easy-to-understand, digestible market information.

While her background is in the ranching West, ShayLe comes with a solid list of market contacts from around the country. Talking each week to sale barn owners, feed lot managers, and other industry experts, she is able to ask the questions that cattlemen need answered in order to find clarity in a complex and dynamic market.

ShayLe and her husband, Jimmy, run a registered herd of Sim-Angus females, and host an annual bull sale in Powell, Wyoming.

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    Call the Market

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  • It won't be until more packing capacity is added to the beef sector and employees return to work that some of the problems the industry currently faces becomes matters of the past. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Call the Market

    The cattle industry has endured a slow deterioration of equity, leverage and profitability over the last decade, and the wrath of the creeping lion has finally cost enough producers enough money that the blatant problems lying...

  • Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on April 1, 2021. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    USDA Cattle on Feed Report

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  • Drought conditions are likely to affect this summer's cattle market in more than one way. (Photo by Adam Hartman NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Climate Prediction Center)

    Call the Market

    With drought conditions expected to remain at least throughout the summer months, it wouldn't be surprising to see 2021's beef cow slaughter numbers rise as producers wrestle with rising input costs and the longing to keep their...

  • For the week ending March 26, 2021, total loads of product amounted to 7,878 loads, falling second in recent years only to 2020 when demand was soaring due to COVID-19 induced shortages. (DTN ProphetX chart by ShayLe Stewart)

    Call the Market

    How can today's demand hold a candle to the sheer need of beef that was desperately sought last year at this time when packing plants shut down and consumers loaded their carts in a panic?