Stocker and feeder cattle staged a comeback through the month of October but not a convincing one.

Depending on what market you want to look at, price per hundredweight increased by $0 to $33.

Big negative feedlot returns have been pressuring prices for a couple of months now and that doesn’t look like it will change soon.

Brian R. Williams, Mississippi State University economist, noted at month’s end that cattle feeders will likely put off purchasing cattle and let stocker operators and backgrounders put more weight on them this winter on wheat pasture and crop residues.