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TDA Market Recap, Sept. 4, 2012

For the week ending Sept. 1, 2012, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $4 higher per hundredweight (cwt) to $10 higher, with a few to $3 lower and some as much as $8 higher. One location noted that prices on replacement heifers were $10 to $20 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady to $2 higher and at the Oklahoma City National Stockyards feeder cattle were steady to $5 higher. Tight feeder supplies and prospects they will get even tighter this fall continue to support higher prices while variable quality and high grain prices limited gains. The fed cattle cash trade was $2 to $3 higher, but wholesale beef prices were lower.

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TDA Market Recap, Aug. 27, 2012

For the week ending Aug. 25, 2012, feeder cattle price trends at Texas auctions ranged from $8 lower per hundredweight (cwt) to $10 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were also mixed with a limited test on most classes. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were $3 lower to $2 higher. Tight feeder supplies and prospects they will get even tighter this fall continue to support higher prices. However, variable quality, high grain prices and poor pasture conditions in many areas pulled some markets lower.

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TDA Market Recap, Aug. 20, 2012

For the week ending Aug. 18, 2012, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt), although a few locations were steady to $5 lower and a few were as much as $10 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were $1 to $4 higher. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were $1 to $5 higher and calves were steady to $5 higher. Higher fed cattle, lower feed grains and tightening supplies continue to support higher prices, although negative cattle feeding margins and poor pasture conditions in many areas limited the increase. The fed cattle cash trade was $1 higher per cwt and wholesale beef prices were $7 to $8 higher.

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TDA Market Recap, Aug. 13, 2012

For the week ending Aug. 11, 2012, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt), although a few locations were steady to $5 lower and a few were as much as $10 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were $1 to $4 higher. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were steady to $4 lower. Higher fed cattle, lower feed grains and tightening supplies contributed to the higher prices, although negative cattle feeding margins limited the increase. The fed cattle cash trade was more than $1 higher per cwt and wholesale beef prices were $6 to $7 higher.

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TDA Market Recap, Aug. 6, 2012

For the week ending Aug. 4, 2012, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were steady to as much as $12 higher per hundredweight (cwt), although a few locations noted lower prices on part of their offerings. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were mostly $1 to $3 higher. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were $2 to $4 higher and calves were $2 to $3 lower. Tight supplies and lower feed grains for much of the week contributed to the higher prices, although negative cattle feeding margins limited the increase. The fed cattle cash trade was $3.50 higher per cwt following several weeks of light marketings. Wholesale beef prices were higher.

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TDA Market Recap, July 30, 2012

For the week ending July 28, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were generally steady to as much as $12 higher per hundredweight (cwt), though a few locations noted lower prices, especially on fleshy, unweaned calves. Texas direct feeder cattle sales and the Oklahoma City National Stockyards were steady to $3 lower. Tight supplies, higher futures markets and a dip in grain prices contributed to the higher prices, though negative cattle feeding margins limited the increase. The fed cattle cash trade was $1.33 higher per cwt and wholesale beef prices were flat for most of the week before declining on Friday.

Jul 31, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, July 23, 2012

For the week ending July 21, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $3 to $15 lower per hundredweight (cwt) early in the week and steady to $7 lower later. Texas feeder cattle sales directly to stocker operations and feedlots were $2 to $4 lower. At the Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were $6 to $10 lower. Higher grain prices, lower fed cattle, hot temperatures and poor pasture conditions all contributed to the decline. The fed cattle cash trade was $1.65 lower per cwt following a drop in wholesale beef prices.

Jul 24, 2012 Read more...

TDA Market Recap, July 16, 2012

For the week ending July 14, feeder cattle prices at Texas auctions were mostly $3 to $10 lower per hundredweight (cwt) compared to pre-July 4 holiday sales, with a few as much as $20 lower on calves. Texas feeder cattle sales directly to stocker operations and feedlots were $2 to $7 lower. At Oklahoma City National Stockyards, feeder cattle were $2 to $7 lower and calves were down $10 to $20.

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