AUSTIN -- For the week ending Dec. 3, feeder cattle prices at select Texas auctions were steady to $10 higher per hundredweight with the most advance on lighter-weight calves. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were mostly steady while Oklahoma City was steady to $12 higher. Competition for a shrinking supply of available cattle continues to support the market. Fed cattle prices were unchanged in spite of a decline in wholesale beef values. Cotton and grain prices were higher after central banks took steps to relieve the European debt crisis, thereby boosting optimism that demand will improve in the near future. However, weak current exports limited gains. . . .