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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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

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    DTN Closing Livestock Comments

    All three livestock contracts closed fully lower while positive cash cattle trade developed.

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

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    DTN Midday Livestock Comments

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  • The different market reactions between the futures market crash and the boxed beef spike are bewildering when cash cattle prices are left in the dust. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    Call the Market

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    Call the Market

    It's important to set up your operation's marketing plan for the upcoming year before you're left with no options because time has slipped away.

  • If there's one thing that has held true for cattlemen throughout the years, it's that they're still willing to go the long mile to make sure the job gets done. (DTN file photo by Mary Kennedy)

    Call the Market

    Writers have a duty to serve their audience with the newest and latest findings, but just because a new article comes out doesn't mean the market should break and crumble. Thoughtful decisions take time and discernment.

  • Different seasons within the cattle industry bring their own sense of beginning and ending. (DTN photo by ShayLe Stewart)

    Call the Market

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  • Look at the market's first quarter over the last five years and understand the future's markets trend. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    Call the Market

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