Rains and cold weather had some seasonal feeders backing out of the buying arena as few found it desirable to take cattle home in cold, wet and muddy conditions. Feeder quality was mixed this week. Some local reporters saw several drafts of high quality attractive calves, while in other areas of the state many of the best cattle left for marketing this year are being held for one of several scheduled special sales.
Source: MO Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Jefferson City, MO
Tony Hancock, Market Reporter, (573) 751-5618