Regional Cattle Auction Reports for Wednesday, December 12th

Posted weekly on Thursday
Reported by the USDA Market News... “Click” links to view entire report

North Central States

  • Hub City Livestock Auction - Aberdeen SD
    Receipts:  3068    Last Week:  4550    Year Ago:  3092
    Compared to Saturday:  best test on steer and heifer calves 500 to 650 lbs mostly steady.  No yearling cattle on Saturday to compare to today.  Good to very good demand for both yearlings and calves today.  The receipts were almost an even split with half of the offering in calves and half in yearlings.  A couple of strings and a handful of loads made up the majority of the yearling offering.  Flesh on yearlings mostly moderate plus.
South Central States
  • OKC West - El Reno OK
    Receipts           Week Ago              Year Ago
     6,277                 12,699                   10,970
    *** Final report ***Compared to last week:  Feeder steers sold 5.00-6.00 higher, few trades of 850 plus steers as much as 8.00 higher.  Feeder heifers traded 3.00-4.00 higher.  Heavier weight cattle are still in very good demand as the opportunity to for buyers to see cattle that can go against the April contract becomes more and more limited.  Demand good.  Quality average to mostly attractive.   Weaned steer and heifer calves sold 2.00-4.00 higher, long weaned attractive calves traded with a much higher undertone.  Demand good to very good.  Quality average to attractive.
  • Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction - Ada OK
    Receipts:  1,650    Last Week:  2,525    Year Ago:  1,364
    Compared to last week: Steers under 550 lbs and heifers under 500 lbs. 3.00-6.00 higher, heavier weights 2.00-4.00 higher. Demand was good for weaned calves, moderate for unweaned. Overall quality average to attractive with many weaned calves offered. More cold, wet weatheris forecast for the next two days. Heifers made up 49 percent and cattle over 600 lbs 29 percent of supply.
  • Clovis Livestock Auction - Clovis NM
    Receipts:  1403     Last Week:  2618      Year Ago:  790
    Compared to last week: Steer calves under 600 lbs 2.00-3.00 lower except 300-400 lbs 2.00 higher; over 600 lbs 2.00-5.00 higher.  Heifers mostly 2.00-5.00 higher except 400-500 lbs steady.  Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 higher.  No comparison on bulls due to limited receipts. Bulk supply Medium and Large 1-2 300-700 lb feeder steers and heifers. Slaughter cows 6 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls less than 1 percent, bred cows 3 percent, and pairs less than 1 percent and feeders 90 percent. In the feeder supply, steers made up approximately 40 percent of the run; feeder bulls 8 percent; heifers 52 percent; steers and heifers over 600 lbs total 12 percent.

Midwest States

  • Springfield Livestock Auction - Springfield MO
    Receipts           Week Ago              Year Ago
     2,054                  2,636                      1,727
    Compared to last week, steers 5.00 to 10.00 higher, except 500 weights steady, heifers under 650 lbs 3.00 to 5.00 higher, over 650 lbs steady. Holsteins compared to two weeks ago, steady to 4.00 higher.  Demand good, supply moderate.  Feeder cattle offering more manageable after two weeks of heavy receipts.  Feeder cattle supply included 32 percent Steers, 16 percent Dairy Steers, 39 percent Heifers, and 12 percent Bulls. Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 48 percent.
  • Vienna Livestock Auction - Vienna MO
    Receipts:  2049    Last Week:  1267    Year Ago:  828
    Compared to last Wednesday, feeder steers 5.00-8.00 higher. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs 6.00-12.00 higher, over 500 lbs 3.00-6.00 higher. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower. Demand good. Supply heavy. Near 7 percent of the offering were cows and 62 percent of the feeders were over 600 lbs. Feeder supply  approximately 57 percent steers and bulls and 43 percent heifers. The feeder market is a new ball game this week after struggling under the weight of big receipts and poor weather last week. Several factors are helping the market with better weather, solid futures including a new April live cattle contract high and the eminent dwindling of numbers for 2018. 

Southeastern States

  • Arcadia Livestock Auction - Arcadia FL
    Receipts           Week Ago              Year Ago
      1,178                 1,457                           0
    Compared to last week:  Slaughter cows and bulls steady.   Feeder steers, bulls, and heifers steady to 5.00 higher.  Feeder cattle supply included 53 percent Steers, 40 percent Heifers, and 8 percent Bulls. Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 2 percent.
  • Letohatchee Stockyard - Letohatchee AL
    Receipts: 1886    Last Week: 2656    Year Ago: 1020
    Compared to a week ago: Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Feeder cattle sold steady to 4.00 lower . Replacement cows steady. Supply consisted of 5 percent slaughter cows, 5 percent bulls, 1 percent replacement cows and pairs and 89 percent feeder cattle. The feeder supply included 34 percent steers, 17 percent bulls and 49 percent heifers. Near 16 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

West

  • None Available

Northeastern States

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