Calf market ratchets higher

Calf market ratchets higher

Tight supplies pushed calves as much as $10-$15/cwt. higher as softer wholesale beef values took the steam out of the fed cattle market.

Cash calf and feeder cattle continued riding tight supplies to stronger prices this week.

Calves sold steady to $5/cwt. higher with plenty of instances of $10-$15 higher, compared to the last fully established market two weeks ago. Yearling feeders traded unevenly steady with the most price advance early in the week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).

“The feeder cattle

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