- Author: John M Harper
On August 2, 2013 I wrote a blog post about the American Sheep Industry (ASI) market information app for the IPhone and Android smartphones. Recently, I came across two apps for cattle producers that provide similar information. They are Cattle Talk Mobile
Both allow you to access USDA market reports. California data is a bit limited or non-existent on the free versions. The Cattle Talk Mobile web site states that the developer is interested in adding more states and is willing to incorporate auction markets not listed. It would be great if Northern California auction markets like Shasta Livestock Auction Yard (http://www.shastalivestock.com/shastacurrent.htm) or 101 Livestock Market Inc. (http://www.101livestock.com/marketreport.htm) would contact the developer so those reports were available on a smartphone.
These days most cattle producers have cell phones and these two apps are a convenient way to keep up to date on the markets.