I can see what you saying happening, but don't you think the big companies are doing it? So question if a large cow buyer is overheard talking to another large cow buyer at the auction that 1.30 was high as he was going to pay that week (on #1 steers). Is that price fixing? To me it is based on what you have said.but it happens and nothing happens to them.
Some open posting of sub prices might help. That's not structured and should be fine right.??
The market gets away with people allow to happen to them. But we do have to eat. And that's why the middle class is going away and there are rich and poor. All we can do is the best we can I guess. Good luck