Real-time negotiated trade (including both cash and negotiated grid sales) reporting remains the foundation and primary focus of the NC-MRS information package. Subscribers receive instant notifications on reported sales from within the NC-MRS regional footprint (now including Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Illinois) and breaking updates on market activity in other major cattle feeding areas, as well. The NC-MRS app also includes a CME/ Chicago Board of Trade futures quotes module; Nebraska fed steer and heifer basis tables that are updated on a weekly basis; links to USDA’s LMR fed cattle reports and weighted average feeder cattle reports; and local and national weather forecasts and radar.
NC-MRS also summarizes and publishes pertinent and widely used USDA-LMR data such as daily and weekly regional fed cattle volume and weighted average prices, and morning and afternoon USDA Choice and Select boxed beef indices and load counts. Other information put at NC-MRS subscribers’ fingertips upon release includes USDA’s daily cattle slaughter estimates; weekly actual slaughter totals and slaughter weights data; weekly beef and total red meat production estimates; and weekly comprehensive boxed beef cutout values and volume totals.