Just reading the current issue of Ranch and Rural Living. There are articles about the lack of rain in TX, the flooding rains in Tx, the soft market and parasites danger with all the rains. Hopefully we are going to see the market stabilize now since they are not so many animals being dumped. The market has been so erratic all this fall. But even with that being said good animals have brought good prices but the skinny, rough looking have really brought the market down. So watch those parasites. We have had so much rain and dew here and that is prime time for parasites to gain control of your herd.
Also remember that it takes about 2 weeks to get animals processed and into the stores for purchase for a holiday. Thanksgiving is in about 2 weeks and then we roll into Dec with multiple holidays for different ethnic groups. Lets hope the market will correct itself and stabilize for the remaining part of 2018. Last year we were lucky and the demand did not stop after the first of the year and prices were pretty good till summer with a couple of downturns but popped right back up. Then when summer hit and all holidays were over and TX started dumping the market got real crazy. Lets hope it stabilizes this year. i hope that with the dumping of animals they will want to replenish the herds and breeding stock will come back with good prices. But who knows. It’s all in the demand that drives the prices.