Feeder prices hover on either side of steady

Cold weather may have slowed down slaughter cow movement in some parts of the country, but it didn't stop feeder cattle from coming to town. Prices for feeder cattle stayed close to either side of steady.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

February 7, 2019

Feeder cattle numbers at the test auctions were 42,400 head which was about 4,000 higher than last week and prices were mostly either side of steady. Heavier weight steers over 800 lbs. were $2-4 lower.

Cold weather still slowed movement of slaughter cows in the storm areas, but overall there was higher total slaughter cow numbers because bigger runs in the warmer areas. Prices were very uneven depending on the weather. There was higher prices in the cold storm areas, but lower prices in many warmer areas.

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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