Update on the United Producers website says that in the state of Ohio,registered buyers only. Sellers drop off cattle and leave the grounds. It hasn't happened in Michigan yet,but I'm sure it's coming soon.
I'm going to hang on for a while hoping for a price recovery. Fat cattle futures were up the limit yesterday.
We sold two fat steers to hoarders yesterday for the same price we were getting in December. Another one stopped in late in the afternoon. The wife told them the price and how it works,told them to call the slaughterhouse and make an appointment then just let us know what day they need to be there.
Trouble with any recovery in the cash price though,is that the big feedlots can supply enough to keep the packers running to keep up with the reduced demand. Top price at the local sale barn this week was $102. Three weeks ago it was $118. We told them $110 on the ones we sold yesterday.