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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  • Heading into this week and next, cattlemen are anxious to see how the first of the 2022 feeder cattle video sales fares. (DTN file photo)

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    While inflation runs untamed and interest rates are bound to keep rising, cattlemen hope buyers will remain active participants in this week's market as they understand that there will be fewer calves and feeder cattle available...

  • So far in 2022, 1,573,100 beef cows have been slaughtered in the U.S., 14% or 199,200 head more than what had been processed at this time in 2021, and 28% (346,880 head) more than the market's five-year average for this time of year. (DTN chart by ShayLe Stewart)

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    The pendulum is about to swing and favor sellers' positions. With 1,573,100 head of beef cows processed already this year, you can guarantee that the market is going to feel the shock of fewer feeders come this fall.

  • Here are some of the bullish and bearish factors influencing the feeder cattle market that should be looked at to keep you engaged in what is happening now and in the future.

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    Here are some of the bullish and bearish factors influencing the feeder cattle market that should be looked at to keep you engaged in what is happening now and in the future.

  • As seasoned market veteran Ken Betschart points out, the absolute best hedge is to have cattle ready 52 weeks out of the year. (DTN file photo)

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    If someone told you that they had 52 opportunities throughout the year to make money, and they only used four to eight of those opportunities (four to eight weeks out of the year), wouldn't you wonder why? The same goes for...

  • No rancher will look at last week's storm and belittle whatever true moisture comes from the event, but with the frigid air and howling winds pelting snow that stung ranchers' cheeks and froze calves to the ground, no one wants a storm or blizzard like that again any time soon. 
(DTN photo by ShayLe Stewart)

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    Whether it's drought, cash flow insufficiencies, or the squeeze from higher fuel prices -- or last week's blizzard -- know that you are the men and women who will create good times once again. A Montana rancher shared what it was...

  • This week's storm could mean some long days for ranchers who are calving, but no one is grumbling about the chance of moisture. (DTN file photo)

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    If this storm does indeed produce the moisture it's expected to, the cattle market could see a strong uptick in feeder cattle prices as there are limited supplies of feeder cattle left and green grass should come when the...

  • Money comes and goes, but nurturing a love and passion for the land and livestock that we're blessed to care for is an immeasurable blessing. (DTN photo by ShayLe Stewart)

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    Thinking the grass is greener on the other side is a dangerous mindset; the longer you spend time with those type of thoughts, the more obsessed with greener grass you become.