Market analyst Ed Czerwien provides his weekly market outlook on feeder cattle and slaughter cows.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

June 15, 2017

Feeder cattle prices started a massive drop that got worse as the week progressed. They were mostly $6-9 lower but instances up to $12 lower by Wednesday, impacted by the fed cattle prices topping out, a lower box beef cutout, and plunging CME.

Likewise, slaughter cow receipts at cow auctions started their usual summer drop when cows are turned out on pastures. Slaughter cow prices were mostly steady to $1 lower and evened out more across the U.S. after the previous week's big post-holiday week push.

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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