Prices dropped midweek as more slaughter cows and feeder cattle came to town.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

October 19, 2017

More cows and feeder cattle come to town

As with the typical fall run, there was a very big 10,000 head jump in feeder cattle numbers with 36,600 head at the test auctions. Price trends at auctions were quoted steady to $3 higher early in the week but then dropped by Wednesday on the heels of the declining CME feeder cattle.

Similarly, there was very big run of slaughter cows at the test auctions with over 10,000 head. Prices were $1-3 lower. Cow meat prices on Wednesday were very similar to the previous week, but they had been much lower at times during the week.

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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