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

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

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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