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Daily Market Summary for January 15th

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Daily Market Indexes & Trendlines
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10-Day Index Trendline

Change from Previous Day: +0.56%
Change from 10 Days Ago: -1.19%
Change from 60 Days Ago: -1.89%​
   

60-Day Index Trendline

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Each daily value is the weighted total of the Gain/(Loss) for
15 market factors compared to the previous trading day.

 

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Daily Market Summary for January 15th

   
Slaughter Cattle:
As of 3:00 PM Friday in the Southern Plains and Colorado, negotiated cash trading has been at a standstill. In Nebraska and Western Cornbelt negotiated cash trading has been mostly inactive with very light demand. Not enough purchases for a market trend. Wednesday was the last reported live market in the Texas Panhandle from 110.00-111.00 and in Kansas from 109.00-111.00. In Nebraska the last reported live market was Tuesday from 109.00-110.00 and Wednesday was the last reported dressed market at 172.00. In Colorado Wednesday was the last reported live market at 109.00. The last market in the Western Cornbelt was on Tuesday with live from 108.00-109.00 and dressed from 173.00-174.00.
       
Negotiated Sales:
Confirmed:            730
Week Ago:        19,316
Year Ago:          16,437
       
Formula Net
Dressed Steers & Heifers:
Head count priced today:  15,600
Weighted avg. weight:       898 lbs.
Weighted avg. net price:    178.94
         
Cattle Slaughter under Federal Inspection:
Friday (est)                           115,000
Week ago (est)                    117,000
Year ago (act)                      115,000
Week to Date                      584,000
Same Period Last Week     583,000
Same Period Last Year       608,000
Previous Day (est)
Steers & Heifers:  95,000
Cows & Bulls:        25,000
                                                                                                               
Boxed Beef:
Cutout Values:
Choice: 212.92… -0.45
Select:  203.08… +2.01
Choice/Select Spread: 9.84
Total Load Count: 140
             
Cutter Cow Cutout:
176.51… -0.68
    
CME Feeder Cattle Index for January 14th:
134.45… -1.04
             
Futures Settlements…
Live Cattle:
February: 112.77… +0.70
April: 118.20… +0.98
June: 116.27… +1.32
    
Feeder Cattle:
January: 134.57… +1.97
March: 135.82… +2.45
April: 138.30… +2.30
      
February Hogs: 67.92… +1.62
January Crude Oil: 52.36… -1.21
    
March Corn: 5.3150… -0.0275
March Wheat: 6.7550… +0.0550
    
Grain Cash Bids:
Kansas City Corn: 5.25… -0.02
Kansas City Wheat: 6.13… +0.06
    
Financial Markets:
DJIA: 30,814.26… -177.26
S & P 500: 3,768.25… -27.29
NASDAQ: 12,998.50… -114.14
U.S. Dollar Index: 90.77… +0.53
          

Thursday Auction Reports...

Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 2,067              1,600                2,377
Compared to last Thursday: Feeder steers under 500 lbs 2.00-3.00 higher, over 500 lbs 2.00-4.00 lower, Feeder heifers under 600 lbs 3.00-5.00 higher, over 600 lbs 2.00-4.00 lower, Good demand for feeders under 600 lbs and moderate demand over 600 lbs. Slaughter cows and bulls 1.00-2.00 lower, Moderate demand for slaughter classes. Supply included: 95% Feeder Cattle (66% Steers, 0% Dairy Steers, 26% Heifers, 7% Bulls); 5% Slaughter Cattle (88% Cows, 13% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (100% Stock Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 73%.
   
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 5,971              4,729               4,110
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 500-800 lbs. sold steady to 5.00 lower, steers 800 lbs. and up were 8.00-11.00 lower. Heifers 600-900 lbs. sold 2.00-5.00 lower, heifers 900-950 lbs. were 11.00 lower. With the mild winter so far, the heavy feeders are caring some extra flesh. Demand was good. Some load lots in the heavy feeders. The next feeder cattle auction will be Jan. 21st, 6000 head expected, starting at 8:30 am. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (57% Steers, 43% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 81%.
   
Paris Stockyards - Pairs KY
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 2,436              2,078                2,331
Compared to last week feeder steers sold 2.00-3.00 lower. Feeder heifers sold 2.00-3.00 lower. Buyers showed good interest weaned and pre-conditioned cattle. Slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 lower; slaughter bulls sold 2.00-3.00 lower with moderate demand. Supply included: 87% Feeder Cattle (47% Steers, 43% Heifers, 9% Bulls); 10% Slaughter Cattle (73% Cows, 27% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (82% Bred Cows, 16% Cow-Calf Pairs, 2% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 47%.
  
I-40 Livestock - Ozark AR
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,257                535                   737
Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold 3.00-10.00 higher, with full advance on 400-500 lb weights. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs sold steady to 2.00 lower, over 500 lbs sold 5.00 higher. Several groups of Value Added or long-time weaned cattle sold with a Premium. Slaughter cows and bulls not reported due to time restraints. Supply included: 80% Feeder Cattle (52% Steers, 42% Heifers, 6% Bulls); 11% Slaughter Cattle (100% Bulls); 9% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 18%.
   
Greensboro Livestock Auction - Greensboro GA
                       This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 154                 240                   182
Compared to a week ago: Slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 lower, slaughter bulls unevenly steady, feeder calves mostly steady, replacement cows lightly tested. Supply included: 40% Feeder Cattle (8% Steers, 38% Heifers, 54% Bulls); 48% Slaughter Cattle (89% Cows, 11% Bulls); 12% Replacement Cattle (50% Bred Cows, 50% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 0%.
  
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 5,230              4,274               3,611
Compared to last week steers under 450 lbs and over 600 lbs were 2.00 to 10.00 lower with 450 lbs to 600 lbs bringing 7.00 to 9.00 higher. The heifers under 500 lbs there was not enough comparable sales but a lower under tone was noted, heifers over 500 lbs were steady to 2.00 lower with the exception of 550 lb to 650 lb and the 950 lb heifers bringing 5.00 to 10.00 less. There was a heavy supply and the demand was fair. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (58% Steers, 41% Heifers, 1% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 77%.
  
Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava MO
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 2,200             1,698                1,052
Compared to last week, feeder steers under 500 lbs. traded 4.00 to 8.00 higher, heavier weights traded steady. Feeder heifers under 475 lbs. traded steady to 2.00 higher, over 500 lbs. traded 2.00 to 5.00 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls traded steady. Not enough replacement cattle for a test. Supply was heavy with good demand. Supply included: 93% Feeder Cattle (57% Steers, 39% Heifers, 4% Bulls); 6% Slaughter Cattle (87% Cows, 13% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (15% Stock Cows, 85% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 35%.
   
Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish WA
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 2,070               1,100               1,535
Compared to last Thursday at the same market, Stocker and feeder cattle firm with more attractive quality offered this week as consignments consisted mostly of hay wintered supplies. Slaughter cows 3.00-5.00 lower. Slaughter bulls steady in a light test. Trade active with good demand. Supply included: 53% Feeder Cattle (43% Steers, 47% Heifers, 1% Bulls, 10% Dairy Heifers); 46% Slaughter Cattle (97% Cows, 3% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 73%.
   
Benton County Sale Barn - Siloam Springs, AR
                         This Week   Last Reported
Total Receipts: 2,820               2,215
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and bulls mostly 1.00-7.00 lower with the better 300-400 lbs 12.00-20.00 lower and the better 550-600 lb steers 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers mostly steady to 5.00 lower with the better 350-450 lbs 10.00-12.00 lower. Had some groups of Value Added cattle that sold at a premium. Cows and bulls not reported due to time limits. Supply included: 86% Feeder Cattle (40% Steers, 47% Heifers, 13% Bulls); 10% Slaughter Cattle (100% Cows); 4% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 33%.
  
Hardin County Stockyard - Savannah TN
                       This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 944                 970                  625
Compared to the same sale last week, Slaughter cows mostly steady. Slaughter bulls steady. Steers under 400 lbs 5.00-10.00 higher, over 400 lbs steady to 4.00 lower. Heifers under 400 lbs 2.00 to 5.00 higher, over 400 lbs steady to 3.00 lower. Bulls 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Quality fair to fancy. Demand moderate. Supply included: 88% Feeder Cattle (44% Steers, 54% Heifers, 3% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (89% Cows, 11% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (91% Bred Cows, 9% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 44%.
   
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 5,920             4,230                4,940
Compared with last week 500 to 550 lbs steers traded 4.00 to 5.00 lower, 600 to 650 lbs steers traded steady to 2.00 higher, 500 to 550 lbs heifers traded steady to 2.00 higher and 600 lbs heifers traded 7.00 lower. Demand was good with several buyers and high internet bidding. A cold rain last evening on the cattle with high winds in the area. Next Auction Date Jan 21st and 28th Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (69% Steers, 31% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 38%.
  
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
                        This Week
Total Receipts: 2,087
Compared to last week: Steer calves and feeders under 700 lbs and heifer calves under 500 lbs unevenly steady with more attractive kinds showing the most strength. Steers over 700 lbs and heifers over 500 lbs mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls not well tested. Trade fairly active. Demand fairly good. Supply included: 69% Feeder Cattle (42% Steers, 58% Heifers); 31% Slaughter Cattle (100% Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 61%.
   
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts:  3,557             5,349                4,276
Compared to last week, feeder steers and feeder heifers 500 lb to 975 lb sold 2.00 to 6.00 lower. Steer and heifer calves 300 lb to 500 lb sold steady. Demand was moderate to good. Slaughter cows and bull sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Supply included: 88% Feeder Cattle (58% Steers, 41% Heifers, 0% Bulls); 9% Slaughter Cattle (93% Cows, 7% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (82% Bred Cows, 10% Bred Heifers, 8% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 85%.
   
Tulia Livestock Auction - Tulia, TX
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts:   2,667             3,214               1,855
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers traded steady to 2.00 lower. Trade was active on moderate to good demand. Feed yards were hesitant to buy cattle as corn prices have increased throughout the week. The area received several inches of much needed moisture with the snow that swept across last weekend. Supply included: 94% Feeder Cattle (61% Steers, 39% Heifers, 0% Bulls); 2% Slaughter Cattle (82% Cows, 18% Bulls); 3% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 81%.
   
Apache Livestock Auction - Apache OK
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 3,010             1,910                2,403
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 3.00 to 9.00 lower, feeder heifers 3.00 to 5.00 lower. Steer calves 5.00 to 9.00 lower. Heifer calves steady to 1.00 lower. Quality fair to attractive with fair demand. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls 3.00 higher. A total of 313 cows and bulls sold with 60 percent going to packers. Supply included: 90% Feeder Cattle (50% Steers, 43% Heifers, 7% Bulls); 6% Slaughter Cattle (87% Cows, 13% Bulls); 4% Replacement Cattle (96% Bred Cows, 4% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 53%.
   
Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 6,070               5,578              5,156
Compared to last week: Feeder steers 6.00 to 8.00 lower with instances of 10.00 lower. Feeder heifers 4.00 to 6.00 lower. Steer calves 6.00 to 8.00 lower except 500-600 lb steers steady. Heifer calves 4.00 to 6.00 lower. Demand was moderate. Quality was average to attractive. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (52% Steers, 4% Dairy Steers, 40% Heifers, 3% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 71%.
   
Hope Livestock Auction - Hope AR
                         This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,464                645                   768
Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady. Feeder heifers under 400 lbs. 10.00-15.00 lower; over 400 lbs. 2.00-5.00 lower. Slaughter cows 2.00-4.00 higher. Slaughter bulls 1.00-3.00 higher. Had a attractive set of value added cattle; rest of the offering was average. Buyer participation was active on attractive cattle; plainer cattle not as desired. Market was good considering grain prices have been on a steady incline along with softer feeder cattle futures. Supply included: 88% Feeder Cattle (57% Steers, 38% Heifers, 6% Bulls); 10% Slaughter Cattle (86% Cows, 14% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (57% Bred Cows, 43% Bred Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 19%.
     
Producers Livestock Cattle Auction - San Angelo, TX
                        This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 1,096             1,256                1,852
Compared to last week steer and heifer calves and yearlings 1.00-3.00 higher. Slaughter cows’ firm; slaughter bulls not well tested. Stock cows and pairs steady. Trading fairly active, demand good. The moisture from the weekend storm has improved attitudes. Supply included: 88% Feeder Cattle (50% Steers, 45% Heifers, 5% Bulls); 5% Slaughter Cattle (86% Cows, 14% Bulls); 7% Replacement Cattle (87% Stock Cows, 3% Bred Cows, 10% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 32%.
   
Winter Livestock - Dodge City, KS
                       This Week   Last Reported   Last Year
Total Receipts: 4,553             6,498               4,353
Compared to last week, feeder steers 400 lb to 950 lb sold 2.00 to 6.00 lower. Heifer calves 400 lb to 500 lb sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Feeder heifers 500 lb to 950 lb sold 3.00 to 7.00 lower. Demand was good. Slaughter cows sold steady. Slaughter bulls sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Supply included: 94% Feeder Cattle (54% Steers, 46% Heifers, 0% Bulls); 5% Slaughter Cattle (90% Cows, 10% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (60% Bred Cows, 40% Bred Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 64%.
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