Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, November 30th - Posted weekly on Friday

Reported by the USDA Market News... “Click” links to view entire report

North Central:

Billings Livestock Commission Cattle Auction - Billings, MT
This Week: 3,700
Last Reported: 5,026
Last Year: 5,826
Compared to last week: Yearling steers were too lightly tested to develop any market trend. Yearling heifers were too lightly tested to develop a full market trend, however steady to lower undertones were noticed. Steer calves under 450 lbs sold steady to 15.00 higher; Steers 450-599 lbs sold generally steady to weak; steer calves over 600 lbs sold mostly 8.00-10.00 lower. Heifer calves under 500 lbs sold generally steady; heifer calves 500-650 lbs sold steady to 5.00 higher; heifer calves over 650 lbs were too lightly tested to trend, however lower undertones were noticed.
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
This Week: 3,612
Last Reported: 2,578
Last Year: 4,966
Compared to two weeks ago: Feeder steers up to 600 lbs. sold on a higher undertone, steers 600-900 lbs. sold 2.00-8.00 higher. Light heifers up to 700 lbs. sold on a higher undertone, heifers 850-950 lbs. sold 4.00-7.00 lower. Demand was good. 
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
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Next Auction Date Dec 7th.

South Central:

Apache Livestock Auction - Apache, OK
This Week: 2,374
Last Reported: 2,632
Last Year: 2,871
Compared to the last test two weeks ago: Feeder steers and feeder heifers steady to weaker on a light test. Steer and heifer calves under 450 lbs. 4.00 to 8.00 higher, over 450 lbs. 8.00 lower. Quality fair to attractive with good demand for the thin grazing calves. Slaughter cows steady to 1.00 higher. Slaughter bulls 2.00 lower.


Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
This Week: 1,748
Last Reported: 3,112
Last Year: 4,406
Compared to last week: Feeder steers mostly steady. Feeder heifers steady to 5.00 lower on a light test. Steer calves 5.00 to 12.00 higher. Heifer calves 15.00 to 20.00 higher. Demand was moderate to light for the feeders and moderate for the calves.
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
This Week: 1,113
Last Reported: 1,884
Last Year: 4,681
Compared to the last regular sale two weeks ago, feeder cattle overall sold on a light test, though a higher undertone was noted. Slaughter cows and bulls sold 7.00 to 8.00 higher. Buyer attendance and demand was moderate. 
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
This Week: 2,081
Last Reported: 2,986
Last Year: 3,584
Compared to the last regular sale, which was two weeks ago due to the holiday steers and heifers sold lower on a light test. The receipts were light with moderate demand. 
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
This Week: 1,803
Last Reported: 2,462
Last Year: 2,945
Compared to the last sale: Feeder steers and heifers traded 3.00 to 6.00 higher. There were not enough comparable sales on steer and heifer calves to call a market trend but price support for weaning and vaccination was noted. Slaughter cows and bulls traded 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Trading was active on average buyer demand.


New Cambria Livestock Market - New Cambria, MO
This Week: 1,442
Last Reported: 984
Last Year: 2,482
Compared to the last sale two weeks ago, steers and heifers traded in an uneven manner with very few true comparisons available. The cash market was very spotty with some six weight steers trading 10.00 to 15.00 higher but other spots, particularly in some heifer calves under 550 lbs, trading sharply lower. Slaughter cows were also uneven, from 2.00 lower to 2.00 higher. 



Calhoun Stockyard - Calhoun, GA
This Week: 643
Last Reported: 370
Last Year: 0
No trends available due to market being closed for thanksgiving holiday.


Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish, WA
This Week: 2,480
Last Reported: 1,570
Last Year: 1,700
Compared to 2 weeks ago, stocker and feeder steers 5.00-11.00 higher. Stocker heifers 2.00-3.00 lower in a light test. Slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 lower. Slaughter bulls weak in a light test. Trade active with good demand. 


Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
This Week: 1,777
Last Reported: 1,316
Last Year: 2,139
No comparison due to no sale last week for Thanksgiving Holiday. However the high quality feeders and yearlings sold with good demand.
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
This Week: 2,393
Last Reported: 2,179
Last Year: 2,332
No comparison due to no sale last week for Thanksgiving Holiday. However there was a stronger under tone noted in the market as good quality weaned feeder cattle sold with good demand.