The weather allowed significantly more calf and feeder cattle volume to trade at auction this week and buyers were ready. All weights and classes of feeder cattle and calves traded $1-$5/cwt. higher.
“The full advance was most evident on the middle-weight cattle (500-800 lbs.),” explained analysts with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Friday. “Competition has increased on these cattle and grass interests are becoming more prevalent as winter’s tight grip is starting to ease near the major grazing areas.”
Listen to the Cattle Market Weekly Audio Report every Saturday morning on the BEEF magazine website. This is your report for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.
More articles to enjoy: