Cattle market prices vary by state. For Alabama, here is Cattle Prices Alabama Auctions' Daily Summary:
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According to Agweb.com, the October cattle on feed report for feedlots with a 1000 head or more capacity indicated cattle and calves on feed as of October 1, 2015 totaled 10.22 million head, 2.3% higher than a year ago, with the pre-report estimate average expecting an increase of 1.8%. September placements in feedlots totaled 1.93 million head, down 4.1% from a year ago with the pre-report estimate average expecting placements down 6.1%. September marketing’s totaled 1.64 million head down 2.4% from 2014 while the pre-report estimate expectation was down 2.3%.
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