Regional Cattle Auction Reports for Thursday, May 23rd

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North Central:
  • Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
                           This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
    Total Receipts:     2,418            3,008              0
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady in a narrow comparison except for 1000-1050 lbs 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Feeder heifers unevenly steady except for 700-800 lbs 2.00 to 6.00 higher. Moderate demand overall for this week's offering of backgrounded yearling steers and heifers, many long strings and full loads, including multiple load lots. Flesh condition of these cattle mostly moderate plus. Cattle feeders remain defensive and very selective as the cash fed cattle market continues to struggle and the futures contracts for Aug and Oct hold at 108.00. Cattle that are carrying too much flesh are much more difficult to sell than those in an attractive condition. Next week expecting 2,500 feeder cattle starting at 9:00 am. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (35% Steers, 1% Dairy Steers, 64% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 93%.
South Central:
  • Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
                          This Week    Last Reported    Last Year
    Total Receipts:    3,575             6,382                0
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers 3.00-6.00 higher. Feeder heifers 2.00-4.00 higher. Steer calves steady. Limited test on heifer calves. Fill average. Demand good for all classes. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (57% Steers, 42% Heifers, 0% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 83%.
  • Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
                         This Week    Last Reported    Last Year
    Total Receipts:  1,706            6,565                  0
    ***Close*** Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold 4.00 to 6.00 higher. Feeder heifers sold unevenly steady using limited comparable weights. Calves too lightly tested for a market trend. Overall, demand moderate to good, quality mostly average. Due to excessive rain falls in the area and more forecasted through the weekend, trade is light. Slaughter cows sold 4.00 to 5.00 lower. Bulls sold 2.00 to 3.00 lower. Supply included: 87% Feeder Cattle (79% Steers, 21% Heifers); 12% Slaughter Cattle (91% Cows, 9% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (69% Bred Cows, 12% Cow-Calf Pairs, 19% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 98%.
Midwest:
Non Available
Southeast:
  • Roanoke Stockyard - Roanoke AL
                         This Week   Last Reported    Last Year
    Total Receipts:   553              667                   0
    Compared to one week ago: Slaughter cows sold 2.00 to 5.00 higher, bulls sold 3.00 lower. Replacement cows and pairs sold steady. Feeder classes sold steady to 5.00 lower. Supply included: 75% Feeder Cattle (26% Steers, 43% Heifers, 32% Bulls); 11% Slaughter Cattle (84% Cows, 16% Bulls); 14% Replacement Cattle (8% Stock Cows, 67% Bred Cows, 24% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 24%.
Western:
  • Billings Livestock Commission - Billings MT
                        This Week    Last Reported   Last Year
    Total Receipts:    860             1,587               0
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifer were all too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Quality this week was mostly plain to average and offered in small packages. Demand was moderate to good for cattle suitable to run on grass. All other weights of cattle sold on light to moderate demand. CME contracts finished the day steady to firm. Market activity this week was mostly slow to moderate. Weigh up cows sold on mixed demand this week. Packers showed significantly lighter demand for cows this week as they allowed feeding buyers to purchase the majority of cows.
Northeast:
  • Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
    Receipts:  1067    Last Week:  1601    Year Ago:  1789
    Compared to last Thursday: Feeder steers and heifers under 700 lbs steady, over 700 lbs 3.00-5.00 higher. Good demand for feeder classes. In the majority of instances weaned and vaccinated offerings bringing a premium are noted below as VALUE ADDED, while exceptional quality offerings are noted as FANCY. Slaughter cows and bulls 1.00-2.00 higher, Good demand for slaughter classes.

 


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