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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  • 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 April 1, 2021. (DTN ProphetX chart)

    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 April 1, 2021. The inventory was 5% above April 1, 2020, USDA NASS reported on Friday.

  • Drought conditions are likely to affect this summer's cattle market in more than one way. (Photo by Adam Hartman NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Climate Prediction Center)

    Call the Market

    With drought conditions expected to remain at least throughout the summer months, it wouldn't be surprising to see 2021's beef cow slaughter numbers rise as producers wrestle with rising input costs and the longing to keep their...

  • For the week ending March 26, 2021, total loads of product amounted to 7,878 loads, falling second in recent years only to 2020 when demand was soaring due to COVID-19 induced shortages. (DTN ProphetX chart by ShayLe Stewart)

    Call the Market

    How can today's demand hold a candle to the sheer need of beef that was desperately sought last year at this time when packing plants shut down and consumers loaded their carts in a panic?

  • We knew getting through the first quarter of the year was going to be a challenging uphill battle, but thankfully the second quarter is within sight and the market should start to see some improvements as spring nears. (DTN photo by Jim Patrico)

    Call the Market

    Cattlemen have done more than their fair share of carrying the market's burden and being patient, hoping that soon better prices will circle back. But some producers are beginning to wonder if there will even be a spring rally in...

  • Video auctions have opened the door to new marketing options and thrive on selling load lots, but they aren't conducive to small producers or single-head transactions. (DTN photo by ShayLe Stewart)

    Call the Market

    As cattlemen, we need to remember that we are privileged to have access to various market outlets and work diligently to protect their future, as consolidation is one of the biggest hinderances to the cattle market.