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Feeder cattle numbers continue their normal fall increases in volume with 30,700 head at the seven test auctions. The prices were mostly steady to $5 higher with the biggest increases on weaned calves. Yearling prices were closer to steady with some higher and some lower.
Slaughter cow numbers continue to be big which is always normal during the fall. The slaughter cow prices were $2-4 lower losing more than they gained last week and no doubt on the heels of the recent big dip in cow meat prices.
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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