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National Calf Tracker:  Largest Strings Sold This Week

The largest calf string sold this week was 115 steers (392#) from Cottonwood, California at $226.75.  The second largest calf string was 110 steers (473#) from Dickinson, North Dakota at $191.00.

The average price paid for the largest calf strings this week was $177.50, compared to $176.08 last week.  The highest price paid for the largest calf strings was $226.75 for 115 steers (392#) from Cottonwood, California.      

The CME March feeder cattle futures closed on Friday at $135.20, down $0.70.   

Real-Time Index:  $140.66  (+0.56) -- The RTI (7-day feeder cattle average) is $5.61 HIGHER than the nearby futures.