Feeder cattle numbers look similar to last year as prices improved considerably.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

September 19, 2019

The feeder cattle numbers slipped down a little from the previous week, but still look very similar to last year. The prices improved considerably on the heels of the increases that actually started later last week. Prices were $2-5 dollars higher on all groups.

Additionaly, there was another good run of slaughter cows at the 20 test auctions with 6,100 head. This was down just a little from the previous week and definitely not near near as big as it will be in a month or two. LIekwise, prices were starting their seasonal declines and were $2-4 lower for the bulk of the trade.


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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