The Markets

Fed cattle prices finished the week at about $126, down a $1 from the week before. The Choice beef cutout continues to hold about $209 with a spread of about $5 above Select. Calf markets reported generally higher prices than the week before. Drought conditions are persisting in the Plains.  

 
 
Week of
Week of
Week of
Data Source: USDA-AMS Market News
 
2/2/2018
1/26/2018
2/3/2017
 
 
 
$/cwt
 
5-Area Fed Steer
all grades, live weight
$125.91 
$126.46 
$118.76 
all grades, dressed weight
$199.90 
$199.74 
$189.78 
Boxed Beef
Choice Price, 600-900 lb.
$209.51 
$206.70 
$192.88 
Choice-Select Spread
$5.35 
$5.97 
$3.02 
700-800 lb. Feeder Steer
Montana 3-market
$152.68 
$156.28 
$129.64 
Nebraska 7-market
$157.19 
$158.90 
$132.78 
Oklahoma 8-market
$147.96 
$150.58 
$127.29 
500-600 lb. Feeder Steer
Montana 3-market
$185.05 
$185.76 
$149.36 
Nebraska 7-market
$198.83 
$195.76 
$161.53 
Oklahoma 8-market
$176.54 
$173.54 
$151.65 
Feed Grains
Corn, Omaha, NE, $/bu 
$3.44 
$3.37 
$3.44 
DDGS, Nebraska, $/ton
$150.00 
$149.50 
$106.50

 

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