AUSTIN -- For the week ending Feb. 26, feeder cattle auction prices were mostly steady to $7 higher per hundredweight though a few lower prices were noted later in the week. Tight supplies and higher fed cattle continue to support the market. Fed cattle prices followed wholesale beef values higher. Cotton and grain prices were mostly lower amid concerns that demand will decline if unrest in the Middle East continues and higher oil prices hinder an economic recovery. Markets recovered some of their losses on Friday following a strong export sales report. . . .
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