Regional Cattle Auction Reports for Thursday, March 21st

Posted weekly on Friday
Reported by the USDA Market News... “Click” links to view entire report

North Central:
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
Cattle Receipts:  3140 Two weeks ago: 3090 Last year: 3950
A limited number of comparable offerings from two weeks ago with 660 lbs steers trading 2.00 higher and 550 and 650 lbs heifer trading steady to 5.00 lower.  Demand was moderate to good with several buyers in the seats considering icy road conditions in the area.
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
Receipts:  6724    Two Weeks Ago:  8424    Last Year:  4659
Compared to two weeks ago:  Feeder steers 3.00 to 5.00 higher, except 750-950 lbs 5.00 to 10.00 higher with instances to 12.00 higher.  Feeder heifers 3.00 to 5.00 higher with instances of 10.00 higher on 750-800 lbs.  Demand very good for this large offering of high quality steers and heifers.  Many long strings and full loads and multiple load lots allowed buyers plenty of selection to make full pens or even full yards of uniform cattle.  Flesh condition remains uneven, many in light to moderate, but also an increased supply in moderate plus to fleshy.  The market was active for all kinds and conditions.  There were more buyers on the seats actively bidding and chasing the market higher.
Ogallala Livestock Auction Market - Ogallala NE
Receipts:  3550    Last Week:  0    Year Ago:  0
No comparison to last week, due to no feeder sale. Demand was good today on nice selection of cattle offered. Steers accounted for 50 percent and heifers 50 percent of the offering. Weights over 600 lbs 63 percent of the offering.
South Central:
Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
Receipts:  5850    Last Week:  8222    Year Ago:  9050
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 600-700lbs. 1.00-3.00 higher, heavier weights steady to 4.00 lower. Feeder heifers 1.00-3.00 lower. Steer calves steady. Heifer calves steady to 1.00 lower. Demand good for all classes. Fill average to full. Supply includes 81% over 600 lbs. 34% heifers.
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
Receipts:  5153   Last Week:  4167    Year Ago:  5454
***Close*** Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower, with instances of 7.00 lower on 900 weights. Feeder heifers sold mostly steady to 5.00 lower, with instances of 6.00 to 7.00 lower on 800 weights. Steer calves 550-600 lbs sold steady to 4.00 higher. Heifer calves 500-600 lbs mostly steady to 2.00 higher. Overall, demand good to very good,quality average to mostly attractive. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady to 1.00 lower. Bulls sold steady to 2.00 lower using a limited test. Feeder supply was 66 percent steers, 34 percent heifers, with 92 percent over 600 lbs.
Midwest:
New Cambria Livestock Auction -New Cambria MO
Receipts          Last Reported          Year Ago              (2/28/2019)
  1,574                  1,752                       1,958
Compared to two weeks ago, steers and heifers sold steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower with the decline mostly on fat breaking cows. Rain, mud and high winds made for some pretty miserable conditions the past few days locally and with much of cattle feeding country getting blasted with another major winter storm, conditions are even less favorable for cattle headed west. Supply and demand moderate.  Feeder cattle supply included 57 percent Steers, and 43 percent Heifers. Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 53 percent.
Southeast:
Roanoke Stockyard - Roanoke AL
Receipts:  1395    Last Week:  1008    Year Ago:  757
Compared to a week ago: Slaughter cows sold steady, bulls sold 5.00 higher. Replacement cows and pairs sold steady. Feeder classes sold unevenly steady. The supply consisted of 8 percent slaughter cows, 3 percent bulls, 19 percent replacement cows and pairs, and 70 percent feeders. The feeder supply included 31 percent steers, 41 percent heifers, and 28 percent bulls. Near 13 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.
Western:
Billings Livestock Commission - Billings MT
Receipts:  1,802    Last Week:  1,104    Year Ago:  0
Compared to last week: All feeder cattle were too lightly tested either this sale or last to develop an accurate market trend, however unevenly steady undertones were noticed on steers and heifers. Demand for feeder calves was mostly light to moderate for light to moderate offerings. Quality this week was mostly plain to average. Demand for lightly fleshed cattle suitable to run as yearlings was moderate to good while feedlot ready cattle sold on mostly light demand.
Northeast:
Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
Receipts:  1,802    Last Week:  1,104    Year Ago:  0
Compared to last week: All feeder cattle were too lightly tested either this sale or last to develop an accurate market trend, however unevenly steady undertones were noticed onsteers and heifers. Demand for feeder calves was mostly light to moderate for light to moderate offerings. Quality this week was mostly plain to average. Demand for lightly fleshed cattle suitable to run as yearlings was moderate to good while feedlot ready cattle sold on mostly light demand.

 


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