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Feeder cattle follows CME lower after Tyson fire

Both feeder cattle prices and volume were lower following this weekend's fire at a Tyson packing plant in Kansas.

Ed Czerwien

August 15, 2019

Feeder cattle prices and volume both took a big drop following this week's CME declines after the Tyson packing plant fire.

Likewise, slaughter cow numbers dropped lower at test auctions and the priced were mostly steady to $1 lower, but instances of up to $2 lower even though the cow meat prices improved.

 

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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