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More heavy weight feeder cattle; prices bounce lower

As more heavy weight feeder cattle came to town, prices dropped $5-7 lower this week.

Ed Czerwien

May 3, 2019

Feeder cattle numbers at the test auctions were very similar to last week and last year with 32,600 head. Yearling prices were mostly $5-7 lower with very big numbers of heavy weights. Lighter weight stocker type cattle were steady to $4 lower.

Slaughter cow numbers at the test auctions continued to be very similar to the previous week and the prices creeped $1-3 higher. However there was just a couple of auctions that backed up just a little, mostly because they were much higher last 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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