Contributing Editor, Penton Media, Inc.
Among the industry’s most insightful thinkers, Wes Ishmael concentrates on industry price and market perspectives for BEEF magazine. Along with his monthly “Cattle Economics” column, he also writes the BEEF Stocker Trends electronic newsletter, coordinates the National Stocker Award competition, and contributes to the Beef Stocker USA website produced by BEEF and Kansas State University. A BEEF contributing editor since 1999, he’s been involved with livestock publications since 1983. Wes grew up in Colorado and has always been in and around the livestock business; he now lives at Benbrook, TX.
Wes’s Recent activity
Cattle prices steady to a bit softer as lighter carcass weights continue to mitigate increasing cattle numbers.
Intense weather conditions continue to burden cattle markets this week as a bomb cycle rips across nation's mid-section.