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Feedyard Closeouts & Five-Year Moving Averages

For the week ending 5/17/24

  • Typical closeout for hedged steers sold this week
  • Typical closeout for unhedged steers sold this week
  • Projected closeout for steers placed on feed this week

Closeout projections are for cattle placed on feed by a cattle owner at a commercial feedyard and not for cattle owned by a vertically integrated company such as a beef processing company or a feedyard feeding cattle at cost. Cattle cost, cost of gain, and selling price will vary on a regional basis. Cost includes $15 per head for freight to feedyard.