Cattle price slide presents buying opportunities

Narrowing price spread between weights sending clear economic signals to hold feeder cattle, calves.

While it is common knowledge that cattle prices have been on a downward slide for the last year and a half, a tightening in the feeder cattle price slide has been talked about much less, said Brian Williams, assistant extension professor at Mississippi State University’s department of agricultural economics.

When markets were near their peak in January of 2015, there was a difference of nearly $100/cwt. between cattle weighing 400-500 pounds and cattle weighing 800-900 pounds. Las

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