Normal seasonal decline continues for feeder cattle

Consider it a summer slump when it comes to feeder cattle as volume declines week over week.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

June 25, 2020

Feeder cattle numbers continued their normal seasonal decline with 29,500 head at the test auctions, which was about 6,000 lower than the previous week. Yearling prices were steady to $3 higher on steers, but steady to $3 lower on the heifers. Calf prices were also lower with very small volume at most sales.

There was a bigger run of cows with 7,300 head at the test auctions, but several of these were replacement cows, so there was actually smaller numbers in slaughter cows. The slaughter cow prices were $1-2 higher even though the cow meat prices dropped lower.


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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