Even with more cattle placed on feed in recent months, due to drought, January placements continued higher than many expected.
The dollars flowing into feedyards are also a measure of the dollars that flow upstream to backgrounders, stockers and ultimately, cow-calf producers.
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The feedlot cattle trade backed off around $2 on higher volume.
The feedlot cattle trade was several dollars higher in most areas.