Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Wednesday, April 14th

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North Central States

Hub City Livestock Auction - Aberdeen SD
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 5,859             6,100                3,907
Compared to last week: best test on steers 700 to 750 lbs mostly steady with an instance 3.00 higher, 751 to 1000 lbs 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Best test on heifers 600 to 650 lbs, 700 to 750 lbs, and 800 to 850 lbs mostly steady. Moderate to good demand for today's large offering with best demand seen for light weight cattle which could go to grass. Today's offering included several strings and many, many loads, both home raised and backgrounded cattle, and many of these were heavier, finishing type cattle. Similar flesh condition and quality to last week, from moderate to heavy and average to attractive. Some cattle carrying tag today as some areas saw rain last week and lot conditions have not dried out yet. A moderate market seen for this offering. Increasing grain prices, especially corn, putting some pressure on today's market. Next feeder cattle sale is Wednesday, 21. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (71% Steers, 29% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 93%.
    
Huss Livestock Market - Kearney, NE
                      This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 5,700            3,588
Compared to two weeks ago, steers under 700 lbs sold 10.00 to 12.00 higher, over 700 lbs sold steady to 4.00 higher. Heifers under 650 lbs sold 10.00 to 15.00 higher and over 650 lbs sold 2.00 to 5.00 higher. Demand was good from start to finish with several buyers staying too the end to fill orders. A very large sale for this time of year with a variety of type, condition and quality throughout the day. Flesh scores ranged from thin to fleshy. The sharply higher market was a surprise to many as the cattle boards have fell off this week and corn traded sharply higher on Wednesday. But sale receipts are going to be light in the very near future and orders had to get filled today. Next Wednesday, will be a special calf and feeder auction. Supply included: 94% Feeder Cattle (57% Steers, 43% Heifers, 1% Bulls); 6% Slaughter Cattle (100% Cows); 0% Replacement Cattle (100% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 79%.
       

South Central States

OKC West - El Reno OK
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts:  8,114             6,871               4,218
Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold 4.00-7.00 lower. Feeder heifers traded 2.00-5.00 lower, however few trades that were green and good in condition sold with good demand. Quality average to attractive. Demand light. Several days of the CME Feeder and Live Cattle contracts closing lower had buyers very cautious. Steer calves that were long weaned, thin fleshed and suitable for grazing sold steady to 2.00 higher. Heifer calves lightly tested on a weaned basis few 1.00-3.00 lower. Demand mostly moderate to good. New crop or unweaned fleshy calves sold with very limited to light demand. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (62% Steers, 2% Dairy Steers, 34% Heifers, 2% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 81%.
    
Clovis Livestock Auction - Clovis, NM
                       This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 2,279            2,029                  448
Compared to last week: Steer calves and feeders 3.00-6.00 lower, heifer calves under 600 lbs. 8.00-100 lower, feeders 600-700 lbs. 4.00-10.00 lower, no accurate comparison over 700 lbs. but a higher undertone noted. Slaughter cows and bulls steady. Trade moderate to active, demand moderate. Supply included: 60% Feeder Cattle (47% Steers, 53% Heifers); 19% Slaughter Cattle (95% Cows, 5% Bulls); 21% Replacement Cattle (21% Bred Cows, 68% Cow-Calf Pairs, 11% Heifer Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 40%.
   
Winter Livestock - Dodge City, KS
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 2,733              3,741              2,444
Compared to last week, feeder steers 400 lb to 1000 lb sold 4.00 to 8.00 lower. Feeder heifers 400 lb to 925 lb sold 4.00 to 8.00 lower. Demand was moderate. Slaughter cows sold 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Supply included: 83% Feeder Cattle (43% Steers, 55% Heifers, 2% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (88% Cows, 13% Bulls); 9% Replacement Cattle (25% Bred Cows, 0% Bred Heifers, 75% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 93%.
         

Midwest States

Springfield Livestock Auction - Springfield MO
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,986              1,539               1,477
A cool spring day greeted a large crowd for this Wednesday feeder sale. Compared to last week, feeder steers traded steady to 4.00 higher with the most advance on weights over 600 lbs. Feeder heifers traded steady to 3.00 higher. Feeder bulls traded steady to 3.00 higher. In the Holstein steer sale, compared to 3 weeks ago, prices were steady with the exception of 600 lb. - 700 lb. steers that traded 7.00 - 10.00 higher. Supply was moderate with good demand. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (37% Steers, 14% Dairy Steers, 40% Heifers, 8% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 31%.
       
South Central Regional Stockyards - Vienna MO
                         This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 1,392              1,107
Compared to last Wednesday, feeder steers steady to 2.00 higher. Feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 higher. Demand good. Supply moderate. Feeder offering dominated by good quality new crop calves weighing 650 lbs and down. Strong demand despite lower trending feeder futures and a rising corn market that made new contract highs Wednesday. Special cow sale followed the feeders highlighted by several nice pairs off a complete dispersion. Supply included: 77% Feeder Cattle (56% Steers, 41% Heifers, 3% Bulls); 12% Slaughter Cattle (89% Cows, 11% Bulls); 11% Replacement Cattle (39% Bred Cows, 61% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 27%.
    

Southeast

Roanoke Stockyard - Roanoke AL
                      This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 815               1,107                456
Compared to one week ago: Feeder classes sold steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher, slaughter bulls sold 3.00 to 5.00 lower. Replacement cows and pairs sold steady. Supply included: 71% Feeder Cattle (27% Steers, 44% Heifers, 29% Bulls); 21% Slaughter Cattle (86% Cows, 14% Bulls); 8% Replacement Cattle (66% Bred Cows, 34% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 19%.
       

West

None Available
     

Northeastern States

Blue Grass Stockyards - Albany KY
                      This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 832               978                    832
Compared to last week: Steers and heifers 1.00-3.00 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 higher. Good supply with good demand. Supply included: 87% Feeder Cattle (33% Steers, 10% Dairy Steers, 39% Heifers, 18% Bulls); 10% Slaughter Cattle (76% Cows, 24% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (91% Bred Cows, 9% Bred Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 33%.


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