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Feeder cattle, slaughter cow volume higher during fall funFeeder cattle, slaughter cow volume higher during fall fun

It's that time of the year when feeder cattle and cull cows come to town. Prices for yearlings were higher; slaughter cows were steady to $2 lower.

Ed Czerwien

October 10, 2019

Feeder cattle numbers continue to increase in volume which is typical in the fall. Prices were mostly $1-3 higher on the yearlings, but the calves were steady to weak with much larger numbers of unweaned, fleshy calves that always bring less than the thinner weaned calves.

There was a typical bigger fall run of cows with 8,000 head at the test auctions, which was up about 2,000 head from the previous week. The prices were steady to $2 lower, dropping more later in the week on the heels of declining cow meat prices, also normal in the fall.

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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