AUSTIN -- For the week ending Aug. 3, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were steady to $8 higher per hundredweight (cwt) with a few reporting prices as much as $15 higher. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were steady to $3 higher. The Oklahoma City National Stockyards were steady to $4 higher on feeder cattle and $3 to $8 higher on calves. Improved pasture conditions in some areas and prospects for lower grain prices this fall once again supported prices, especially for lighter-weight cattle. However, deeply negative cattle feeding margins continued to limit the gains. Fed cattle cash prices were steady. Wholesale beef prices were near unchanged for choice-grade offerings and lower for select. . . .