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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  • Strong price points can be found throughout different times of the year for different weight groups of cattle and in different regions demographically. (DTN chart)

    Call the Market

    Regardless of what may or may not go right or wrong before shipping your calves, the fact is that -- until those calves are committed to a buyer -- they are yours and the asset holds the ability to be marketed.

  • Seeing the weight comparisons of 2015 levels to 2020 levels is starkly alarming. (DTN chart)

    5555 Call the Market

    For the week ending Sept. 12, steer carcass weights averaged 920 pounds, 10 pounds lighter than the all-time high established in October of 2015 of 930 pounds.

  • Seeing the weight comparisons of 2015 levels to 2020 levels is starkly alarming. (DTN chart)

    Call the Market

    For the week ending Sept. 12, steer carcass weights averaged 920 pounds, 10 pounds lighter than the all-time high established in October of 2015 of 930 pounds.

  • If you're not liking the price you're receiving, it would be a phenomenal time to sit down and potentially rethink your marketing strategy for next year. (Stock Photo CD)

    Call the Market

    Marketing cattle isn't as easy as it once was and showing your accountant a green summary come tax season isn't as likely as it once was, but just because it isn't as easy doesn't mean it's not doable. Like we've discussed before...

  • Seeing how large the foodservice share of the U.S. food dollar is helps readers understand why pre-COVID-19 prices aren't being met. (Photo courtesy of USDA Food Dollar)

    Call the Market

    Despite all the efforts to bring back some essence of normalcy following the COVID-19 outbreak, one of the biggest hinderances to the rebound of the beef industry has been the lack of demand from our nation's restaurants...

  • The market has been aggressively pushing higher into the latter part of summer, but after Labor Day, how will the market perform? (DTN file photo by Jim Patrico)

    Call the Market

    In years past, this week seasonally marks a short-term top in both cash cattle and boxed beef prices as Labor Day is a big event for the beef industry. But knowing that a short-term top could be building and that Labor Day is...

  • Feeder cattle prices grew in strength as 2020 moved further into the summer months. (DTN chart by ShayLe Stewart)

    Call the Market

    Cattlemen were leery of this summer's early feeder cattle market, but as time progressed, prices have gotten closer to rallying the three-year averages. Heading into fall, the biggest question is one that distinctly differentiates...