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Seasonal weight jump earlier than normal
— Northern tier cattle 30-40 pounds heavier.
— Cool weather could intensify front-end supplies.
The normal seasonal summer spike in finishing weights of fed cattle started this year several weeks earlier than normal, and analysts are concerned that unseasonably cool weather could make the issue of front-end supplies even more severe over the next couple of months.
For the week ending June 12, the average live finishing weights of steers being processed was 1,260 pounds...
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