Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Tuesday, February 18th

Posted weekly on Wednesday

North Central:
Riverton Livestock Auction - Riverton, WY
                      This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 917             4,138
Compared to last week, all classes of cattle sold unevenly steady on a thin test. Demand was moderate too good for the light run on Tuesday. Supply included: 83% Feeder Cattle (46% Steers, 54% Heifers); 9% Slaughter Cattle (46% Cows, 54% Bulls); 8% Replacement Cattle (73% Stock Cows, 26% Bred Cows, 1% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 54%
   
Miles City Livestock Commission Auction - Miles City, MT
                         This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 2,331              1,365
Compared to last week: Steer calves 450-749 lbs sold mostly 1.00-5.00 higher, all other weights of steers were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Feeder heifers 500-599 lbs offered the best test this week, selling steady to 4.00 higher. All other classes of heifers were too lightly tested either this week or last to develop an accurate market trend, however steady undertones were noticed on heifers weighing less than 500 lbs and higher undertones were noticed on heifers over 600 lbs. Quality this week was average to attractive. Most cattle on offer were light fleshed. Demand for cattle to develop into yearlings was mostly good to very good again this week. Several attractive sets of replacement quality heifers were on offer this week.
     
South Central:
Winter Livestock - La Junta CO
                        This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 2,124             1,506
Steers under 500 lbs steady, 500 to 700 lbs 3.00 to 5.00 instances 8.00 higher. Heifers under 600 lbs steady, 600 to 700 lbs 5.00 to 8.00 higher, Yearling feeder steers over 700 lbs steady to 1.00 lower. Yearling feeder heifers over 700 lbs 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Demand good. Supply included: 96% Feeder Cattle (62% Steers, 38% Heifers); 3% Slaughter Cattle (71% Cows, 29% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 72%.
  
Oklahoma National Stockyards Slaughter/Replacement Cattle - Oklahoma City, OK
                      This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 666                 403
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls not well tested due to last week’s very light test, but a much higher undertone was noted. Demand good. A total of 252 cows and bulls sold with 70 percent going to packers. The estimated dressed cost at the Oklahoma National Stockyards: Lean cows 124.80; Boners 126.45; Breakers 121.90; Light weight cows 111.00; Bulls 157.80. Supply included: 71% Feeder Cattle; 27% Slaughter Cattle (92% Cows, 8% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (54% Bred Cows, 46% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 0%.
      
Midwest:
Ozark Regional Stockyards - West Plains MO
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 4,010              2,398              2,957
Compared to last week, steer calves traded 7.00-14.00 higher while heifer calves traded 4.00-10.00 higher. Demand was good on a heavy supply. Many attractive packages were available this week with high quality and thin flesh being rewarded with the highest prices we've seen this year. Steers averaged 607 lbs at $155.15/cwt while heifers averaged 570 lbs at $138.33/cwt. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (52% Steers, 46% Heifers, 2% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 48%.
    
Southeast:
Mid-State Stockyards LLP - Letohatchee, AL
                       This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 1,096              1,032
Compared to one week ago: Slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady. Replacement cows sold steady. Feeder cattle sold steady to 5.00 higher. Supply included: 84% Feeder Cattle (41% Steers, 52% Heifers, 8% Bulls); 13% Slaughter Cattle (84% Cows, 16% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 36%.
   
Northeast:
Lynchburg Graded Feeder Cattle Sale - Rustburg, VA
                     This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 974                788
State Graded Feeder Cattle (Steers 231, Heifers 461, Bulls 282) Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (23% Steers, 48% Heifers, 29% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 11%.
    
Blue Grass Stockyards - Lexington, KY
                     This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 435                295
Compared to last Tuesday feeder steers and heifers under 600 lbs sold steady to 3.00 higher with good demand; some featherweight weaned steer packages sold sharply higher with very good demand. Yearlings limited comparison. Slaughter cows sold 5.00 to 7.00 higher with very good demand. Slaughter bulls sold 3.00 to 5.00 higher with good demand. Supply included: 82% Feeder Cattle (59% Steers, 33% Heifers, 8% Bulls); 17% Slaughter Cattle (87% Cows, 13% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 38%
   
West:
None Available

 



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