Source: USDA Livestock & Grain Market News | April 8, 2019
Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady to instances $5 higher by the end of the week. Slaughter cows steady to $2 higher; slaughter bulls steady. Conversation in the seats tended to drift to the dry conditions and need for rain across the trade area. Most hay classes sold steady to weak. Movement was slow as hay only trickles onto the market this time of year with the wait for new crop about a month away. In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were mostly 3 to 6 cents lower on grain sorghum; mostly 3 to 8 cents lower on wheat; mostly 2 to 3 cents lower on corn.