Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Thursday, December 1st - 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: 5,826
Last Reported: 5,919
Last Year: 4,214
Compared to last sale: Yearling steers and heifer were too lightly tested last sale to develop any market trend. Demand for all yearlings was good. Steer calves sold generally steady on all offerings this sale. Heifer calves under 450 lbs sold 5.00 lower on a poorer quality offering. 550-599 lbs heifers sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher, all other weights of heifer calves sold generally steady.
Mitchell Livestock Auction – Mitchell SD
This Week: 4,966
Last Reported: 4,492
Last Year: 4,517
Compared to two weeks ago: Steers 550-700 lbs. sold 4.00-8.00 higher, steers 850-900 lbs. sold 5.00 lower, steers 900-1000 lbs. sold 2.00-9.00 higher, steers over 1000 lb. sold dollars higher. Heifers 600-700 lbs. sold 2.00-3.00 higher, 800-1000 lbs. sold 1.00-3.00 higher. Demand was good, with many large load lots in the heavier feeders.
Valentine Livestock Auction - Valentine NE
This Week: 3,710
Last Reported: 3,620
Last Year: 3,325
Compared with two weeks ago 500 to 550 lbs steers traded 4.00 to 9.00 higher and 450 to 550 lbs heifers traded 5.00 to 10.00 higher. Demand was good with several buyers in the barn today.

South Central:

Apache Livestock Auction - Apache, OK
This Week: 2,871
Last Reported: 2,866
Last Year: 3,499
Compared to last test two weeks ago: Feeder steers lightly tested with a higher undertone noted. Feeder heifers 3.00 to 6.00 higher. Steer calves 9.00 to 12.00 higher. Heifer calves 4.00 to 8.00 higher. Quality good to attractive with very good demand. Slaughter cows 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Slaughter bulls not tested.


Woodward Wtd Avg Cattle - Woodward OK
This Week: 4,406
Last Reported: 2,955
Last Year: 4,845
Compared to the last sale two weeks ago: Feeder steers and heifers mostly steady. Steer calves mostly steady with instances of 10.00 higher on the thinner fleshed better quality calves. Heifer calves steady to 4.00 higher .Demand moderate to active. Quality average. 
Pratt Livestock Auction - Pratt KS
This Week: 4,681
Last Reported: 0
Last Year: 0
Compared to 2 weeks ago, not enough feeder steers and heifers 700 lb to 950 lb for a market test, however a higher trend was noted. Steers 400 lb to 700 lb sold 7.00 to 8.00 higher, however fancy weaned steers sold up to 10.00 higher. Heifers 400 lb to 700 lb sold 4.00 to 6.00 higher. High quality weaned heifer calves sold up to 10.00 higher. Demand was good. Slaughter cows sold 4.00 to 5.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold steady. 
Farmers & Ranchers Livestock - Salina KS
This Week: 3,584
Last Reported: 3,302
Last Year: 3,251
Compared to two weeks ago 500 to 650 lb steers sold mostly 4.00 to 8.00 higher and steers over 800 lbs sold mostly 10.00 higher while 700 to 800 lb steers sold 2.00 lower. Heifers sold mostly higher with 400 to 600 lb heifers selling 7.00 to 10 .00 higher and over 700 lbs sold mostly 1.00 to 4.00 higher while 650 to 700 lb heifers selling 4.00 lower.
Cattleman's Livestock Auction - Dalhart TX
This Week: 2,945
Last Reported: 2,704
Last Year: 2,967
Compared to two weeks ago: feeder steers and heifers traded mostly 1.00 higher. Steer and heifer calves traded mostly steady on limited comparable sales. Slaughter cows and bulls traded mostly 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Trading activity was moderate to active on moderate to good buyer demand.


New Cambria Livestock Market - New Cambria, MO
This Week: 2,482
Last Reported: 1,092
Last Year: 2,355
Compared to the last sale two weeks ago, steers and heifers sold 4.00 to 8.00 higher, with some 600-700 lb cattle trading steady. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 5.00 lower. Really attractive offering this week with several front end consignments and overall above average quality. 



Calhoun Stockyard - Calhoun, GA
This Week: 686
Last Reported: 411
Last Year: 483
Compared to one week ago: Slaughter cows and bulls 2.00 to 5.00 higher. Feeder steers and steer calves lightly tested, feeder bulls steady to 3.00 higher, feeder heifers lightly tested, bull calves and heifer calves unevenly steady. Replacement cows mostly steady. 


Toppenish Livestock Auction - Toppenish, WA
This Week: 1,700
Last Reported: 0
Last Year: 2,680
No trends available due to the Thanksgiving holiday last Thursday and market not reported. Trade moderate to active with light to moderate demand.


Bluegrass Stockyards South - Stanford KY
This Week: 2,139
Last Reported: 2,392
Last Year: 1,928
No trend available due to being closed last week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Paris Stockyards - Paris KY
This Week: 2,332
Last Reported: 2,275
Last Year: 2,652
No trend available due to being closed last week for the Thanksgiving holiday.