AUSTIN -- For the week ending Oct. 12, most of the cash prices normally covered by this recap remained unavailable because of the partial federal government shutdown. Feeder cattle prices reported by Texas auctions were steady to $8 higher per hundredweight (cwt). Smaller cattle supplies and lower corn prices continued to support the market. Fed cattle prices were up $2 per cwt from the previous week, according to the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. Feeder cattle and fed cattle futures prices were both higher for the week. . . .
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