Feeder cattle move off Flint Hills, prices lower

Market analyst Ed Czerwien provides his weekly market outlook on feeder cattle and slaughter cows.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

August 10, 2017

Feeder cattle numbers at USDA test auctions were 5,000 head higher which was about the same as last year as cattle moved off of the Flint Hills and Osage grazing areas. Prices were mostly $1- $4 lower, but there was some improvement late last week and early Monday.

Slaughter cow prices were $1-$2 higher, even though cow meat prices were either side of steady and cow numbers improved at the auctions this week.

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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