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Feeder cattle market mixed as managers face tough decisions

Sep 12, 2008
Wild fluctuation in the corn markets and uncertainty over the large variation in harvest predictions has led to an up-again, down-again feeder cattle market. Buyers looking to place cattle on feed have had a tough time recently in deciding whether to take heavier, bunk-ready cattle over the attractive prices on quality, lighter-weight calves which have seen a decrease in demand as corn prices stay high. The fall calf run has started and has been fairly heavy in many auction markets around the...

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