A wolf pack in northeastern Washington has committed three more attacks on cattle, making their total amount of livestock depredation come to 15 this year.
Cash cattle prices averaged $1 per cwt lower last week, yet feedyard margins improved $24 per head.
Marketings and placements were below the prior year while the end of the month inventory was larger.
Beef cow slaughter year-to-date through the first week of October was 11% higher than last year, and that followed 2017's increase of 11%.
Sunshine finally appeared late last week raising hopes that Oklahoma will dry out and get summer crop harvest and wheat pasture grazing back on track.
In a new Drovers.com poll, we want to know how you plan to feed cows this winter. Do you have enough hay on hand? Do you have extra options, such as grazing corn stalks or another field residue? Make your voice heard.
Despite calf demand support, freshly weaned steer and heifer values have the potential to fall below $750 and $650 per head respectively which would equate to prices declining $5 more per hundredweight.