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Feeder cattle, slaughter cow volume amps up againFeeder cattle, slaughter cow volume amps up again

The slaughter cow run continues with 9,100 head at test auctions this week. Prices were steady to $2 lower.

Ed Czerwien

December 5, 2019

The feeder cattle auctions started to get a decent fall run again after Thanksgiving with 30,800 head at the test auctions. The prices climbed higher on calves with more weaned and thin calves, but were steady to $3 lower on the yearlings.

Slaughter cows continue their big fall runs with 9,100 head at the test auctions. Prices were steady to $2 lower compared to the week before Thanksgiving when there was a big push by the packers to get enough cows for the holiday week when most auctions were shut down.

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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