Wholesale Prices Spark Fed Cattle Market

Wholesale Prices Spark Fed Cattle Market

Calf prices continued to flex contra-seasonal muscle, with calves trading $5-$10/cwt. higher, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service. Yearlings sold $3-$7 higher. Higher cash fed cattle prices and sharply higher wholesale beef prices provided support.

Cash calf and feeder cattle markets continued flexing contra-seasonal muscle this week with yearlings trading $3-$7/cwt. higher. Calves—the spring crop is usually under considerable price pressure this time of year—sold $5-$10 higher.

Buyers paid the full price advance for steer calves and yearlings, according to analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).

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