Regional Cattle Auction Reports...

For Tuesday, September 14th - Posted weekly on Wednesday

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

North Central:

Miles City Livestock Commission Auction - Miles City, MT
This Week: 3,893  
Last Reported: 926
Last Year: 1,831
Compared to last week: All feeder cattle were too lightly tested last week to develop an accurate market trend, however higher undertones were noticed on both steers and heifers calves. No trend can be made on yearling steers, yearling heifers under 850 lbs sold with lower undertones, while over 850 lbs sold with steady to firm undertones. Calf quality this week was very attractive, yearling quality was average to very attractive. Several load lots of calves were seen this week. One very attractive load lot of yearling heifers was on offer this week. All load lots were met with very good demand.
   
Winter Livestock Auction - Riverton, WY
This Week: 643
Last Reported: 1,937
Last Year: 1,011
Compared to last Tuesday, on a light offering; slaughter cows and bulls mostly steady. Few yearling steers on a steady market, heifers under pressure with instances 5.00-10.00 lower. Feeder calves light offering unevenly steady with instances 3.00-5.00 higher. Demand good to moderate. Supply included: 79% Feeder Cattle (52% Steers, 48% Heifers); 13% Slaughter Cattle (63% Cows, 38% Bulls); 8% Replacement Cattle (96% Stock Cows, 4% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 48%. 
   

South Central:

OKC West Livestock Auction - El Reno, OK
This Week: 2,000
Last Reported: 4,429
Last Year: 6,352
Steer and heifer calves were to lightly tested for an accurate trend but a lower undertone was noted. Demand moderate. Several strings of calves fresh off the cow on offer today. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (50% Steers, 14% Dairy Steers, 30% Heifers, 6% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 43%.
 
Lonestar Stockyards - Wildorado, TX
This Week: 1,376
Last Reported: 1,178
Last Year: 0
Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers traded mostly firm on limited comparable sales from the previous week. Slaughter cows and bulls traded mostly 1.00 to 3.00 higher. Trading activity was moderate on good demand. Quality was mostly attractive, but a lot of the lighter weight calves on offer were unweaned or short weaned. According to the US Drought Monitor, average temperatures were above normal (3 to 9 degrees F) across Texas for the week. As a result, the majority of the trading region is in need of a rain. Supply included: 91% Feeder Cattle (54% Steers, 46% Heifers); 9% Slaughter Cattle (86% Cows, 14% Bulls); 0% Replacement Cattle (75% Stock Cows, 25% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 57%. 
   

Midwest:

Ozark Regional Stockyards - West Plains MO
This Week:  3,127  
Last Reported: 2,330
Last Year: 2,983
Compared to last week, steer calves traded 4.00-8.00 lower with spots 10.00 lower. Heifer calves traded steady to 4.00 lower. Demand was light early and improved throughout the day on a moderate supply. Quality was below average with an abundance of plain, short-weaned calves and bull calves in the offering. Calves weaned 45 days or more were in demand with unweaned or short-weaned calves having a hard time finding a new home. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (49% Steers, 2% Dairy Steers, 44% Heifers, 5% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over
600 lbs was 42%. 
      

Southeast:

Mid-State Stockyards LLP - Letohatchee, AL
This Week: 2,121 
Last Reported: 1,934 
Last Year: 1,576
Compared to one week ago: Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1.00 to 5.00 higher. Replacement cows sold steady. Feeder cattle sold unevenly steady. Supply included: 88% Feeder Cattle (38% Steers, 45% Heifers, 17% Bulls); 11% Slaughter Cattle (92% Cows, 8% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 31%. 
   

Northeast:

Blue Grass Stockyards - Lexington, KY
This Week: 654
Last Reported: 1,625
Last Year: 902
Compared to last Tuesday feeder steers and heifers sold mostly steady with good demand. Slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00 lower with moderate demand. Slaughter bulls sold steady with good demand. Supply included: 86% Feeder Cattle (42% Steers, 2% Dairy Steers, 53% Heifers, 3% Bulls); 8% Slaughter Cattle (81% Cows, 19% Bulls); 6% Replacement Cattle (4% Stock Cows, 20% Bred Cows, 76% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 84%. 
     

West:

None Available