No sale last week due to Thanksgiving. Compared to two weeks ago: steer calves 500 to 550 lbs 3.00 to 4.00 lower, 551 to 600 lbs unevenly steady, 601 to 700 lbs steady to 2.00 higher. Heifer calves 450 to 550 lbs mostly steady, 551 to 600 lbs steady to 2.00 higher, 601 to 650 lbs mostly steady. Lighter offering of yearlings than last week with steady undertones noted on yearling steers and heifers. Good to very good demand for loads and packages of yearling steers and heifers offered today. Flesh varied, from moderate to some heavy flesh. A couple loads of steers still coming off grass. Some tag on the yearlings but most had clean hides. Moderate to good demand for calves today. Quality mostly attractive on the calves that sold in mostly packages with just a handful of loads.
Compared to two weeks ago: This sale was not covered last week so all comparisons are to two weeks ago. All feeder cattle were too lightly tested either this week and last sale to develop an accurate market trend however, lower undertones were noticed on all calves on offer. Quality was mostly plain to average today and offered in small packages or as singles. With limited offerings buyers showed light demand as many were concerned with getting loads out. Demand overall was light for light offerings. Market activity was slow today. Weigh up cows sold on mostly moderate to good demand for moderate to heavy offerings. Feeding and packer buyers both showed good demand for cows today. Cow quality was average to attractive. Cows offered buyers mostly below average weigh conditions as most showed moderate to heavy amounts of fill. High quality feeding cows sold steady to firm, while thin short-term feeding cows sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher.
No comparison to last week due to a bred heifer and cow auction being held last week. Demand was good from the buyers in the crowd. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (56% Steers, 43% Heifers, 0% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 58%.
Compared to the last sale two weeks ago: Feeder steers that were a true yearling or weaned over 90 days sold mostly steady. Feeder heifers that were guaranteed to be open traded steady, remainder of the offering had very limited demand. Quality plain to average. Steer and heifer calves sold 2.00-6.00 higher with exception of light weight, long weaned, thinner fleshed calves trading as much as 10.00-12.00 higher. Demand moderate for calves off the cow or weaned less than 60 days, remainder of the sale demand was very good. Quality plain to average few attractive. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (64% Steers, 33% Heifers, 3% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 63%.
Compared to two weeks ago: Feeder steers sold mostly 3.00 to 4.00 higher using comparable weights. Feeder heifers 500-650 lbs higher undertone noted, 650-800 lbs sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Weaned steer and heifer calves higher undertone noted. Overall, demand good to very good, quality average to attractive. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Bulls sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower using a limited test. Supply included: 87% Feeder Cattle (53% Steers, 47% Heifers); 12% Slaughter Cattle (93% Cows, 7% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 49%.
Too few last week for a good price test, compared to two weeks ago, steers under 650 lbs steady to 5.00 higher, heifers under 500 lbs steady to 3.00 higher, steers over 650 lbs and heifers over 500 lbs steady. Demand moderate to good, supply moderate to heavy. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (48% Steers, 41% Heifers, 10% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 38%.
Compared to the sale two weeks ago, feeder steers and heifers 2.00-6.00 higher. Slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 higher. Demand good. Supply heavy. Lots of cattle on the move this week with several reputation consignments on hand. Large discounts continue for big unweaned calves with recent variable weather still causing some health issues. Supply included: 97% Feeder Cattle (67% Steers, 32% Heifers, 1% Bulls); 3% Slaughter Cattle (87% Cows, 13% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 52%.
Compared to last week: No trend due to market being closed for Holiday. Good supply with good demand. Supply included: 86% Feeder Cattle (38% Steers, 46% Heifers, 15% Bulls); 12% Slaughter Cattle (82% Cows, 18% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (50% Bred Cows, 50% Cow Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 35%