Volume was higher across the board with impressive numbers for both slaughter cows and feeder cattle.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

August 6, 2020

There was a very big run of feeder cattle at the test auctions with 37,600 head. This was up about 12,000 head from the previous week because Dodge City had a very big sale over 11,000 head. The prices continued to increase and were steady to $8 higher.

There also was a much bigger run of slaughter cows with 6,100 head at the test auctions which was about 2,000 head higher than the previous week. Prices were mostly $1-2 higher, but did drop lower at a few auctions with larger numbers of cows.

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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