Compared to last week: A higher undertone was noted on steers up to 750 lbs. Steers 750-1000 lbs. sold 3.00-7.00 higher, a steady undertone was noted on steers over 1000 lbs. Heifers 650-750 lbs. sold 2.00-7.00 higher, Heifers 750-950 lbs. sold unevenly steady. Heifers 950-1000 lbs. sold 4.00 higher. Demand was good, with many loads lots in today’s offering. Live futures at 1.22 gave support of the feeder cattle market. Grain prices drop again today. The next feeder cattle auction will be June 24th, expecting 3000 head of feeders, starting at 9:00 am. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (35% Steers, 1% Dairy Steers, 63% Heifers, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 98%.
Last reported calf and feeder auction was a month ago a market trend is not applicable. However, a higher undertone was noted on steers and heifers. Demand was good from start to finish with some buyers on the internet. Quite a few, of Thursday's offerings would normally sell late in the summer but with short grass and dry range conditions in the trade area ranchers decided to sell this summer born and fall calves early. Flesh conditions were light to medium with a few fleshy calves in the run. Most of the day weigh-up was in buyer’s favor. Next Thursday, June 24, will be a Special Fall Bred cow sale. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (46% Steers, 54% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 64%.
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 4.00 to 8.00 higher with instances up to 10.00 higher. Feeder heifers 8.00 to 12.00 higher. Steer and heifer calves mostly steady on a light test. Demand was moderate to active. Quality average to attractive. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (59% Steers, 40% Heifers, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 82%.
Compared to last week, feeder steers 775 lb to 1100 lb sold 6.00 to 8.00 higher. Feeder heifers 625 lb to 1,000 sold 6.00 to 8.00 higher. No steer or heifer calves were available. Slaughter cows sold 4.00 to 5.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 2.00 lower. Demand was good. Supply included: 90% Feeder Cattle (48% Steers, 52% Heifers); 10% Slaughter Cattle (91% Cows, 9% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (33% Bred Cows, 67% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 99%.
Compared to last week: Steer and heifer calves under 600 lbs 6.00 to 10,00 higher; feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs 6.00 to 10.00 higher with the greater value increase being in the 750 to 850 lbs lots. Slaughter cows and bull’s firm. Trade active. Demand good. Supply included: 76% Feeder Cattle (57% Steers, 43% Heifers); 24% Slaughter Cattle (97% Cows, 3% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 70%.
Compared to last week, feeder steers traded 6.00 - 12.00 higher while feeder heifers traded steady to 6.00 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls traded steady to 3.00 higher. Demand was good on all classes of animals; supply was light due to the hot temperatures and heavy hay harvest in this area. Supply included: 92% Feeder Cattle (53% Steers, 36% Heifers, 11% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (92% Cows, 8% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 18%.
Compared to last Thursday feeder steers sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher. Feeder heifers sold mostly steady. There was moderate demand for feeder classes. Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher. There was moderate demand for slaughter classes. Supply included: 97% Feeder Cattle (48% Steers, 4% Dairy Steers, 44% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 3% Slaughter Cattle (2% Steers, 85% Cows, 14% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 88%.
Compared to last week feeder steers sold steady with good demand. Feeder Heifers sold steady with good demand. Buyers showed good interest in weaned and pre-conditioned cattle with good demand. Slaughter cows sold steady-1.00 lower; slaughter bulls sold steady-1.00 higher with good demand. Supply included: 90% Feeder Cattle (39% Steers, 56% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 9% Slaughter Cattle (84% Cows, 16% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (83% Bred Cows, 17% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 70%.