Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, September 13th

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

North Central:
Billings Livestock Commission - Billings MT
                      This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 634               2,424
Compared to last week: Yearling steers and heifers were too lightly tested this sale to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed. CME positions took a positive bounce this week giving buyers some confidence in the market. Demand was moderate to good. Quality this week was mostly plain to average and significantly lower than last week. Market activity was moderate. Weigh up cows sold on mostly light demand and offerings. Packers showed light demand for cows this week as they bid on mostly blemished or lame cows for immediate harvest. Slaughter cows sold mostly 2.00-7.00 lower. Feeding buyers showed lighter demand for cows as well. Feeding buyers know seasonally heavier supplies are just around the corner and showed very light demand for thin cows as a result.
     
South Central:
Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
                        This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 3,800                3,293
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 4.00-5.00 higher, over 900 lbs. steady. Feeder heifers 2.00-6.00 higher, over 850 steadies. Steer calves 2.00 lower limited test. Heifer calves 1.00-2.00 lower. Demand good to very good for feeders, moderate for calves. Fill average, few full. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (60% Steers, 3% Dairy Steers, 35% Heifers, 2% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 81%.
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
                        This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 2,246              1,147
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 800-950 lbs sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher. Feeder heifers limited offerings; lower undertone noted. Calves not enough comparable weights for a market test. Demand good to very good, quality average to attractive. Slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00 lower. Not enough bulls for a market test. Supply included: 92% Feeder Cattle (82% Steers, 18% Heifers); 8% Slaughter Cattle (93% Cows, 7% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 98%.
Tulia Livestock Auction - Tulia TX
                        This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 1,456              1,090
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to 3.00 higher. Trade was fairly active on good demand. Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1.00 to 5.00 lower. Supply included: 96% Feeder Cattle (70% Steers, 29% Heifers, 1% Bulls); 4% Slaughter Cattle (80% Cows, 20% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 74%.
  
Midwest:
Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava MO
                       This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 1,159              923
Compared to last week, steers and heifers steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Demand and supply moderate. Supply included: 71% Feeder Cattle (29% Steers, 52% Heifers, 19% Bulls); 7% Slaughter Cattle (84% Cows, 16% Bulls); 22% Replacement Cattle (50% Bred Cows, 50% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 20%.
  
Southeast:
Greensboro Livestock Auction - Greensboro GA
                     This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 195                192
Compared to a week ago: Slaughter cows and bulls sharply lower, feeder classes lightly tested, replacement cow lightly tested. Supply included: 62% Feeder Cattle (7% Steers, 28% Heifers, 66% Bulls); 28% Slaughter Cattle (91% Cows, 9% Bulls); 10% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 10%.
   
Western:
None Reported
   
Northeast:
Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
                       This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 1,231             1,774
Compared to last Thursday: Feeder steers 6.00-10.00 lower, Feeder heifers 4.00-6.00 lower, Moderate demand for feeder classes except for Loads of heifers they sold with very good demand. Slaughter cows 2.00-4.00 lower, Slaughter bulls 1.00-3.00 lower, Moderate demand for slaughter classes. Supply included: 91% Feeder Cattle (45% Steers, 0% Dairy Steers, 48% Heifers, 7% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (84% Cows, 16% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (13% Stock Cows, 53% Bred Cows, 33% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 48%.
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
                      This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 1,017               2,316
Compared to last week feeder steers under 600 lbs 4.00-6.00 lower, yearling steers over 600 lbs 2.00-3.00 lower, feeder heifers sold 4.00-6.00 lower. Slaughter cows sold 3.00-5.00 lower; Slaughter bulls sold 2.00-3.00 lower. There was moderate demand for all classes of feeder cattle with moderate offering. Buyers showed good interest in weaned cattle with favorable condition. Supply included: 83% Feeder Cattle (50% Steers, 44% Heifers, 6% Bulls); 12% Slaughter Cattle (90% Cows, 10% Bulls); 5% Replacement Cattle (53% Bred Cows, 47% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 27%.

 


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