East Texas Ag News: Cattle and hay numbers

East Texas Ag News: Cattle and hay numbers

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

Compared to last week, all weight class averages of both feeder steers and heifers ended a full three-to-six dollars lower.

Buyer demand reflected a weaker board closing compared to weeks past. And it could be because of the unusually wet conditions. That’s according to the East Texas Livestock Market report from Crockett.

Slaughter cows ended mostly steady while slaughter bulls finished a dollar weaker. These numbers are attributed to abnormal wetness.

And the weaker market figures also reflect some buyers concerns relating to seasonal health problems. The East Texas Livestock Market says buyers can continue to experience excessive moisture which makes it difficult to receive feeder cattle.

Compared to last week, all hay classes traded fully steady.

According to the USDA’s weekly hay report, East Texas remained too wet to get in the fields for a 4th cutting.

Hay supply is looking a little short in this area.

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