A big test run meant lower prices, as yearlings dropped $1-11 at test auctions.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

January 18, 2019

The feeder cattle markets saw a very good test with a big run of feeder cattle at the test auctions with 49,200 head. Prices dropped considerably on yearlings as they were $1-11 lower, but the calves were steady to just a little lower.

Slaughter cow numbers backed up a little and totaled 9,900 head at the test auctions. Prices were steady to a little lower after the previous week's increases when packers were building inventories after the two weeks of holiday shut downs.



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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