Calf Prices Pressured By Seasonality And Harvest

Calf Prices Pressured By Seasonality And Harvest

The seasonal increase in auction receipts, increased percentage of freshly weaned calves and farmer-feeders returning to harvest added pressure to calf prices. Cash fed cattle trade, on the other hand, was at a record $170/cwt.

Notwithstanding the fact that calf and feeder prices remain amid the historic ether and that supplies remain exceedingly tight, situational economics pressured calf prices this week.

For one thing, there is the seasonal increase in auction receipts, comprised of more spring-born calves.

“Another factor playing into a slightly weaker market is due to the fact that these freshly

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