Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, August 6th

Posted weekly on Friday
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North Central:
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,931              3,503                4,857
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%.
   
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts:  2,700              3,020               1,630
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%.
  
Billings Livestock Commission - Billings MT
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts:  1,141               735                 1,195
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%.
    
South Central:
Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 3,244             2,879               4,850
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%.
  
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 2,592             4,125               4,126
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%.
   
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 4,298              3,488              3,599
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%.
   
San Angelo Cattle Auction - San Angelo TX
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,287              1,050                 989
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%.
       
Midwest:
Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava MO
                        This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 2,005               1,261
Compared to last week, steers steady to 5.00 higher, heifers steady. Slaughter cows and bulls 3.00 to 4.00 lower. Demand good, supply heavy. Supply included: 78% Feeder Cattle (76% Steers, 22% Heifers, 2% Bulls); 13% Slaughter Cattle (93% Cows, 7% Bulls); 9% Replacement Cattle (75% Bred Cows, 9% Bred Heifers, 16% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 68%.
   
Southeast:
Greensboro Livestock Auction - Greensboro GA
                       This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 184                 179                  273
Compared to a week ago: Slaughter cows significantly lower, slaughter bulls lightly tested, feeder calves unevenly steady, replacement cows lightly tested. Supply included: 61% Feeder Cattle (3% Steers, 47% Heifers, 50% Bulls); 23% Slaughter Cattle (98% Cows, 2% Bulls); 16% Replacement Cattle (33% Bred Cows, 67% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 28%.
     
Western:
None Reported
    
Northeast:
Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,656               1,574               2,274
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%.
   
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,738               1,955              1,775
Compared to last week feeder steers under 600 lbs 3.00-4.00 lowers; over 600 lbs steady. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs 2.00-3.00 lowers; over 500lbs steady. Buyers showed good interest in weaned and pre-conditioned cattle. Slaughter cows sold 5.00-7.00 lower; slaughter Bulls sold 4.00-6.00 lower with good demand on all slaughter cattle. Supply included: 86% Feeder Cattle (40% Steers, 51% Heifers, 9% Bulls); 13% Slaughter Cattle (4% Heifers, 77% Cows, 19% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (65% Bred Cows, 35% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 61%.


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