Stocker/Feeder Markets: Calves higher, yearlings lower

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Stocker and feeder markets ended February with mixed results. Calf prices saw modest gains while yearlings posted modest losses, according to Drovers/CattleNetwork’s 50-market auction summary. Steer calves weighing 400 to 500 pounds showed an average gain of 99 cents per hundredweight for the month at $177.26. Yearling steers averaged $145.48 in February, a $2.16 decline from January. Heifer calves sold for an average of $154.47, an increase of $2.68 per  hundredweight. Yearling heifers weighing more than 600 pounds saw average bids last month of $129.52 per hundredweight, a decline of $1.88 from the previous month.

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