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TDA Market Recap Nov. 26, 2012

For the week ending Nov. 24, 2012, Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady to weak during the light holiday week. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were steady on a light holiday-week sales volume.

Nov 27, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, Nov. 19, 2012

For the week ending Nov. 17, 2012, feeder cattle price trends reported by Texas auctions ranged from $5 higher to $6 lower per hundredweight (cwt.) with the largest discounts on lightweight, unweaned calves.

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TDA Market Recap, Nov. 12, 2012

For the week ending Nov. 10, 2012, feeder cattle price trends reported by Texas auctions ranged from $5 higher to $5 lower per hundredweight (cwt) with a few head as much as $15 lower. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were firm to $3 higher on feeder cattle, but $2 to $5 lower on calves. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with shrinking supplies offset by high grain prices and negative cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were $1 lower after wholesale beef values declined.

Nov 13, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap Nov. 5, 2012

For the week ending Nov. 3, 2012, feeder cattle price trends reported by Texas auctions ranged from $4 lower to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt). Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady to $1 lower. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were steady to $3 lower. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with shrinking supplies offset by high grain prices and poor cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were near unchanged as lower beef prices, concerns about beef demand and higher carcass weights again offset the impact of smaller cattle inventories.

Nov 06, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, 10-29-12

For the week ending Oct. 27, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week ago, with a few as much as $10 higher and some $3 lower on fleshy, unweaned offerings. Texas direct (non-auction) feeder cattle sales were steady. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were mostly $1 to $6 higher with heifer calves steady. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with tight supplies offset by high grain prices and poor cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were near unchanged compared to the previous week as lower beef prices and concerns about beef demand offset the impact of smaller supplies of available cattle.

Oct 30, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, Oct. 22, 2012

For the week ending Oct. 20, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week ago, with a few as much as $10 higher and some to $5 lower. Several locations noted good demand, especially for long-weaned feeders and steer calves. Texas direct feeder cattle sales and the Oklahoma City National Stockyards were steady to $2 higher. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with tight supplies offset by high grain prices and poor cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were more than $2 higher per cwt in response to higher beef prices and smaller supplies of available cattle.

Oct 23, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, 10-15-12

For the week ending Oct. 13, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week ago, with a few as much as $10 higher and some to $5 lower. The heaviest discounts were on fleshy, unweaned calves. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were $2 to $3 higher. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were mostly steady to $3 higher, with steer calves as much as $12 higher. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with tight supplies offset by high grain prices and poor cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were $1.40 higher per cwt in response to higher beef prices and smaller supplies of available cattle.

Oct 16, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, Oct. 8, 2012

For the week ending Oct. 6, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions ranged from $6 lower to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) early in the week, but steady to $5 higher later, with a few locations as much as $10 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were weak to $4 lower. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were $2 to $4 higher. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with tight supplies offset by high grain prices and poor cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were $1 higher per cwt in response to lower Choice beef prices and smaller supplies of available cattle.

Oct 09, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, Oct. 1, 2012

For the week ending Sept. 29, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions ranged from $6 lower to $6 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week earlier, with a few as much as $10 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady to $2 higher early in the week, but sales came to a standstill later when bids declined. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were steady to $2 higher, but calves were $2 to $4 lower. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with tight supplies offset by high grain prices and poor cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were $3 lower per cwt in response to lower beef prices.

Oct 02, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, Sept. 24, 2012

For the week ending Sept. 22, 2012, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt) compared to a week earlier, with a few as much as $6 lower and some to $10 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady to $2 higher. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were $2 to $3 higher. The feeder cattle situation remains unchanged with tight supplies offset by high grain prices and poor cattle feeding margins. Fed cattle cash prices were 60 cents lower per cwt. Cotton and grain prices were lower for the week.

Sep 25, 2012 Read more...