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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  • Where prices have rallied (pushed by feedlots) and where volumes have been significant (sought out from packers), the market possessed all the necessary components to achieve price discovery within the sector. (DTN photo by ShayLe Stewart)

    Call the Market

    Above all else, I truly believe that the cattle market's biggest feat within the last year has been the renewed ability to demand higher prices and revitalize price discovery within the fat cattle sector.

  • Feedlots are skeptical of importing any beef from Brazil as they fear one small mistake could have an impact on the market. (DTN file photo by Victoria Myers)

    Best Blog of the Week

    The recent announcement that sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease has been detected in two humans in Brazil has now led to conversations on whether the U.S. should continue to allow fresh beef imports from Brazil.

  • 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 Nov. 1, 2021. The inventory was slightly below Nov. 1, 2020, USDA NASS said on Friday. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    Nov. 1 USDA Cattle on Feed Report

    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 Nov. 1, 2021. The inventory was slightly below Nov. 1, 2020, USDA NASS reported on...

  • When you look at the market's fundamentals and when you look at where the market sits technically, the strength that's rallying throughout the cash market may stand a chance to gain more leverage in the next two weeks. (DTN file photo by Boyd Kidwell)

    Understanding the Cash Cattle Rally

    What we may breeze over if not careful is the fact that last week's weighted average of $126.29 posts as a new high for cash cattle trade this year, and that the last time the market successfully traded fat cattle for an...