A Glimpse at the Missouri Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold unevenly steady, from 5.00 lower to 5.00 higher, except yearling heifers over 800 lbs. 5.00 to 10.00 higher. Holstein steers 2.00 to 10.00 higher. Yearling feeders are considered in short supply as they are trickling into sale barns rather than pouring in by the load, the way buyers would like. Cattle buyers who double as row-crop farmers are leaving their seats at the auction empty as harvest continues to push forward. Wheat needs to be sown and some are even busy putting up what remaining hay they have salvaged from the fall growth. The first frost across most of the state spurred winter preparations and turned coffee shop talk to persimmon seeds and The Farmer’s Almanac. To view the full report, visit the MDA Market News website.
Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson
Sarah Wilkinson, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618