Compared to last week: best test on steers 850 to 950 lbs 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Best test on heifers 650 to 700 lbs steady to 2.00 lower and 900 to 950 lbs mostly 1.00 higher. Good to very good demand for today's offering which included several strings and many loads and packages. Similar flesh as last week, from light to moderate plus with cattle coming both off grass and out of yards. Quality varied, from plain to attractive, less attractive quality overall than last week. An active market seen for this offering. No moisture again this past week for the area and temperatures have returned to the 90's. Grass and crop conditions are deteriorating quickly. Next feeder cattle sale is Wednesday, July 28. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (46% Steers, 54% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 98%.
Compared with two weeks ago 500 to 650 lbs steers traded unevenly steady, 750 to 1000 lbs steers traded steady to 6.00 lower, comparable heifer offerings traded unevenly steady. Demand was good with several buyers and an active internet. Next Auction Dates for Aug 11th SPECIAL BRED COWS, FALL CALVES, & YEARLINGS AUCTION Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (64% Steers, 36% Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 87%.
Compared to last week: Feeder steers steady to 2.00 lower with exception of 900 lbs and heavier up to 5.00 higher. Feeder heifers traded steady. Several large strings of reputation cattle on offer today and they traded with very good demand. Steer and heifer calves that were weaned with shots were lightly tested but traded with a higher undertone. Demand moderate. Quality plain to average. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (68% Steers, 31% Heifers, 1% Bulls, 0% Dairy Heifers). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 89%.
Compared to last week: Steer and heifer calves 1.00-5.00 lower though quality not as attractive, feeder steers steady, feeder heifers steady to 1.00 higher. Slaughter cows 2.00-3.00 lower on limited comparable quotes and quality not as attractive, no comparison on bulls on very limited offerings. Trade and demand moderate. Supply included: 79% Feeder Cattle (53% Steers, 6% Dairy Steers, 40% Heifers, 1% Bulls); 14% Slaughter Cattle (86% Cows, 14% Bulls); 7% Replacement Cattle (33% Bred Cows, 5% Bred Heifers, 62% Cow-Calf Pairs). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 37%.
Compared to last week, not enough steers and heifers for a market test, however a steady trend was noted. Demand was good. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 5.00 to 6.00 lower. Supply included: 63% Feeder Cattle (47% Steers, 52% Heifers, 1% Bulls); 35% Slaughter Cattle (95% Cows, 5% Bulls); 2% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 74%.
Compared to last week, feeder steers traded 4.00 to 12.00 higher. Feeder heifers traded 3.00 to 5.00 higher under 600lbs. Heifers over 600lbs traded steady to 4.00 lower on a light test. Demand was good on a good supply of consistent groups. Supply included: 100% Feeder Cattle (52% Steers, 41% Heifers, 7% Bulls). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 46%.
Compared to last Wednesday, feeder steers under 500 lbs steady to 2.00 higher, over 500 lbs steady to 4.00 lower. Feeder heifers under 450 lbs 1.00-3.00 higher, 450-600 lbs 2.00-5.00 lower and over 600 lbs steady to firm. Slaughter cows steady. Several nice unweaned cattle this week weighing 570-770 lbs. The potential for some late year fed cattle selling leverage may get a boost Friday with the placement guess for the June Cattle on Feed report pegged at 94.2 The May placement figure was 93. Supply included: 96% Feeder Cattle (56% Steers, 43% Heifers, 1% Bulls); 3% Slaughter Cattle (90% Cows, 10% Bulls); 1% Replacement Cattle (100% Bred Cows). Feeder cattle supply over 600 lbs was 47%.