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.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • Cash cattle prices and live cattle prices may be up against a tough battle through July as the market is seasonally pressured through this time and will be immensely taxed as COVID-19 has put even more stress on the market place. (DTN ProphetX graphic)

    The recent spur in live cattle contracts couldn't seem more baffling as the market still faces vast numbers of fat cattle that need slaughtered, sees heavier carcass weights, and has concerns...

  • Keep working through the current difficulties. There are some signs of returning to normal, and we need to continue to work through the backlog of processing cattle. (DTN photo by ShayLe Stewart)

    Slowly, the industry is making progress and we can celebrate the wins along the way. Last week's slaughter is estimated at 680,000 head -- the last time cattle slaughter exceeded 680,000 head...

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  • Being willing to do what the unwilling won't do could be the key to persevering. (Photo by Bull-and-Bear-by-zimpenfish, CC-BY-2.0)

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  • It's in trying times like these that we rely on historical habits and basic principles like supply and demand, seasonal trends and import/export statistics to draw some conclusions. (Photo courtesy of Charles Belden owner of the Pitchfork Ranch, Meeteetse, Wyoming, from the 1930s)

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  • Bringing the market back to some state of normalcy is going to be a long and enduring process with new challenges at every turn. (Photo by Kayla Sargent)

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    Cattlemen, be warned: When the boxed beef market starts to fall back to a normal range, it will have a psychological role in your decisions. Remember that it's a correction to the exasperated...

  • Times are tough, but challenges come and go, and our industry will grow stronger through this. (DTN photo by ShayLe Stewart)

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    A veteran cattleman's comment, that "this is nothing but a bump in the road," gives us perspective on the industry's current plight, and on the need for a positive attitude no matter what life throws at us.