Cattle Market Wrap-up: Prices slip lower

Calf prices were generally on the defensive, but steady for heavyweight yearlings.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

October 1, 2020

There was another good run of feeder cattle with 30,300 head at the test auctions. Prices were basically lower but some feeders sold close to steady, especially on the heavier-weight yearlings that can go directly on feed. There is always much more price variation on calves because of the big price differences between weaned and unweaned along with fleshy and thin, which is always normal during the fall.



About the Author(s)

Ed Czerwien

Market Reporter

Ed Czerwien is a market analyst in Amarillo, Texas. From the heart of Cattle Feeding Country, Ed follows the cattle and wholesale markets to keep beef producers up-to-date on the market moves that affect them. He previously worked with USDA as a Market News reporter. Ed is now semi-retired and continues to work with cattle trade analysis.

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