AUSTIN -- For the week ending Oct. 5, feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were mostly steady to $5 higher per hundredweight (cwt), with a few as much as $10 higher. Many of the cash prices usually covered by this recap are unavailable because of the partial federal government shutdown. Texas direct feeder cattle sales were unavailable, and the Oklahoma City National Stockyards were $3 to $6 higher. Buyers continue to discount bawling, unweaned offerings, but all classes are attracting attention thanks to tight cattle supplies and corn prices that are much lower than they were at this time last year. . . .