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LIVESTOCK MARKETS: Mixed bag for livestock, poultry prices

Rising lighter-weight feeder cattle prices suggest winter forage conditions have improved over last year.

Price information from the Oklahoma National Stockyards suggests that buyers are currently competing for feeder steers weighing 750-800 lb., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Outlook.” This, coupled with counter-seasonal gains in prices for lighter-weight feeder cattle, may suggest that winter forage conditions have improved over last year and also that feedlots are taking advantage of possible positive returns in 2019,

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