Recent price rallies bring more feeder cattle to town

More cattle came to town. Yearling and stocker cattle stay steady to higher, but cow prices decline.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

April 20, 2018

Recent price rallies bring more feeder cattle to town

Price rallies continue to be the reason behind more cattle coming to auction barns. This week there were 40,600 head at the test auctions which was 14,000 head higher than last week and 6,000 higher than last year’s big run. Yearling prices were steady to $1 higher with very big numbers. Stocker cattle were $5-6 higher on smaller numbers.

Slaughter cow receipts were 8,900 head at the test auctions, which jumped quite a bit again with fewer storms. This was up 1,600 head from last week and 3,000 head higher than two weeks ago. However the cow prices declined with those bigger numbers and the lower cow cutout.

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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