Compared to last week: Due to light numbers of cattle in all weight classes to compare to last week is very difficult. An unevenly steady undertone was noted. Fair amount of load lots in today’s offering. Demand was good. The next feeder cattle auction will be Aug. 13th, starting at 10:00 am. Expecting 2000 head of feeders. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (20% Steers, 80% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 93%.
The Special Feeder Sale compared with two weeks ago 850 lbs steers traded 11.00 higher, 900 to 950 lbs steers traded 4.00 to 6.00 higher. A limited number of comparable offerings for heifers a trend will not be given. Demand was good with high internet bidding. Sandhills are green with several showers in the area. Next Auction Dates for Aug 20th. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (82% Steers, 18% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 93%.
Compared to last reported sale (6-18-20): Feeder steers and heifers were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Yearling quality was mostly average to attractive. Demand was mostly moderate for light offerings. Notably, several sets of weaned fall calves sold this sale, and buyers discounted their offerings compared to true yearlings. Market activity this week was mostly moderate. Weigh up cows comprised a large portion of the offering this week. Demand for slaughter cows was mostly good to very good. Packers were very aggressive as they purchased large quantities of cows for slaughter. Slaughter cows sold mostly 3.00 to 6.00 higher with instances of 8.00-10.00 higher seen at times on load lots. Weigh up conditions were mostly below average as hot temperatures had many cows pushing fill. Slaughter bulls sold mostly 5.00-7.00 higher. Feeding cows sold 3.00-6.00 higher. Cow quality this sale was mostly attractive to very attractive. Young age cows suitable to feed or re-breed sold generally steady. Quality this week was mostly attractive. Supply included: 18% Feeder Cattle (35% Steers, 42% Heifers, 23% Bulls); 47% Slaughter Cattle (77% Cows, 23% Bulls); 35% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 97%.
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 3.00 to 6.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady to 3.00 higher. Steer calves 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Heifer calves steady. Demand moderate. Quality average with several unweaned calves in the offering. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (57% Steers, 40% Heifers, 3% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 72%.
Feeder steers 700 lb to 950 lb sold 2.00 to 6.00 higher. No comparison on steers and heifers under 700 lb. Feeder heifers 700 lb to 900 lb lightly tested, however a weaker market was noted. Demand was good to moderate. Slaughter cows and bulls sold 2.00 lower. Supply included: 89% Feeder Cattle (82% Steers, 18% Heifers); 11% Slaughter Cattle (91% Cows, 9% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (100% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 96%.
Compared to last week: Steers 700-1000 lbs 2.00-4.00 higher; 700 lbs and under 1.00-2.00 higher, 650 lbs showing a large increase in receipts. Heifers 700-1050 lbs 1.00-4.00 higher; 700 lbs and under lower undertone noted. Trade active and demand good. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (76% Steers, 24% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 93%.
Compared to last week steer and heifer calves and yearlings’ firm to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows 5.00-10.00 lower; slaughter bulls 5.00-8.00 lower. No comparison on stock cows and pairs. Trading fairly active, demand good for calves and yearlings and only moderate for slaughter cows and bulls. Supply included: 69% Feeder Cattle (58% Steers, 34% Heifers, 8% Bulls); 23% Slaughter Cattle (93% Cows, 7% Bulls); 8% Replacement Cattle (25% Stock Cows, 25% Bred Cows, 51% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 43%.
Compared to last week feeder steers sold 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher. There was good demand for feeder classes. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher. There was good demand for slaughter classes. Supply included: 92% Feeder Cattle (43% Steers, 12% Dairy Steers, 38% Heifers, 7% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (83% Cows, 17% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 70%.