MARKETS

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – January 3

(F-S) Alfalfa trade remained at a near standstill with holidays and weather limiting movement. Most hay movement consisted of previous trades and contracts. In-state offerings are mostly light to moderate and most buyers are looking out-of-state for supplies. Demand was mostly moderate for all alfalfa. Prices were fully steady in the limited test. Grass hay movement also limited with demand moderate and supplies of better quality grass hay light.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Premium quality $200-220. Good quality large square and large round bales $180-200. Fair quality $140-160.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales $200-220, mostly $200. Good quality large round and large square bales $180-200. Few loads grassy alfalfa in large round bales $155. Grinding hay $140-150.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4x6 through 5x6 bales mostly $55-70 per bale. Few in 4x5 1/2 bales $50. Good quality mixed grass hay 5x5 and 5x6 bales $50-60 per bale. Mixed grass $80-90 per ton, few to $100.
Western Oklahoma: Good quality mixed grass round bales $90-110 per ton. Mixed grass 5x5 1/2 to 5x6 bales $50-70 per bale. Good quality wheat hay 5x6 bales $55 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Mixed grass hay in 4x5 bales $50-60 per bale.

Jordan Weekly
Market Report

Mason & San Saba - January 3

Receipts were reduced to 279 head due to the ice, snow, and rain over the area. Also, no sale was held in Mason due to the Holiday schedule. Stocker steers and heifers sold steady on a limited test. The feeder steers and heifers sold steady also on a limited test. Packer cows were $3-4 higher. No test on the packer bulls, pairs, or bred cows. One set of 4 Brahman heifers at 449 lbs brought $225 ($1,010.25).
Steers: Choice calves 200-400 lbs. $135-144; Choice calves 400-600 lbs. $135-156; Choice calves 600-700 lbs. $125-137.
Heifers: Choice calves 200-400 lbs. $139-149; Choice calves 400-600 lbs. $125-225; Choice calves 600-700 lbs. $115-120.
Yearlings: Choice steers 700-800 lbs. $120-130; Choice steers 800+ lbs. NT; Choice heifers 700-800 lbs. $112-118; Choice heifers 800+ lbs. NT; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $110-140; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $100-130; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $90-120.
Cows: Choice bred NT; Medium to good bred NT; Plainer & older bred $600-900; High yield $55-61; Medium yield $49-54; Low yield $42-48; Heiferettes & young stockers $60-100.
Bulls: High yield $68-70; Medium yield $67-69; Low yield $64-66; Feeders $64-68.
Pairs: Choice NT; Medium to good NT; Plainer & older pairs NT.
Some representative sales: Kurt Martin, Early, 1 steer 465 lbs at $155; Regan McKinnerney, Richland Springs, 484 lbs at $146; JJ Ranch Resources, Junction, 1 steer 520 lbs at $140; Hurricane Ranches, Pecos, 4 heifers 449 lbs at $225; Carlos Gonzalas, Pecos, 1 heifer 595 lbs at $130; 4K Ranch & Farm, Brady, 1 bull 1795 lbs at $70.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — January 4

Texas Hay
Amarillo, TX — January 4 (F-S) Most hay classes traded steady; except for ground alfalfa sold $5 lower as it competes with cheaper rations. Trade activity and demand were moderate as we start off a new year. Variety of hay on the market at this time used to cheapen rations are wheat and millet that feedyards are mixing into their rations. Coastal Bermuda delivered to the panhandle stayed steady to firm due to freight but preferred for horses or to start calves in feedyards. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $275-300; Good to Premium $250-275; Fair to Good $210-250. Small bales: Delivered: Premium $315-330, $9.50-10.00 per bale Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg $225-235. Calf $235-240. Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: $175-190. Wheat/Alfalfa Mix: Ground: Delivered: $175-195. Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium $180-215. Cotton Burrs: Delivered: $95-105. Corn Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: $95-105. Millet: Large Bales: Delivered: $115-125. Ground: Delivered: $165.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme $290-360, $8.75-11.00 per bale. Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $275-280; Fair to Good $220-250.
North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $290-310; Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $297-330, $9-10 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $140-200, $70-100 per roll; Fair to Good $120-140, $60-70 per bale.
South Texas: Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $264-330, $8-10 per bale; Fair to Good $165-231, $5-7 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-200, $60-100 per roll; Fair to Good $100-120, $50-60 per roll.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — January 5

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 591 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $120-190; 300-400 lbs. $115-175; 400-500 lbs. $100-165; 500 lbs. and up $90-155.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $110-160, 300-400 lbs. $100-150; 400-500 lbs. $90-155; 500 lbs. and up $80-150.
Slaughter cows $15-65. Slaughter bulls $56-84. Stocker cows $375-1175, pairs $725-1150. Baby calves $25-200.
Holstein: steers $30-60. Holstein: heifers $200-600. Goats: 35 head at $35-170.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — January 5

Receipts: 618.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $42-54; fat cows $46-62; canner cows $21-40.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $65-74; light bulls $57-63.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice $1450-1700; good $1200-1475; plain $875-1150; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $750-1500.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $125-182; 200-300 lbs. $140-170; 300-400 lbs. $135-170; 400-500 lbs. $130-165; 500-600 lbs. $125-155; 600-700 lbs. $115-152; 700-800 lbs. $110-125.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $110-160; 200-300 lbs. $125-150; 300-400 lbs. $120-150; 400-500 lbs. $110-150; 500-600 lbs. $95-135; 600-700 lbs. $95-127; 700-800 lbs. $85-120.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $25-40 behind these figures.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — January 5

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 531 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $140-195; 300-400 lbs. $130-162; 400-500 lbs. $125-150; 500-600 lbs. $120-150; 600-700 lbs. $115-139; 700-800 lbs. $100-110.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $130-160; 300-400 lbs. $125-148; 400-500 lbs. $115-130; 500-600 lbs. $110-140; 600-700 lbs. $105-132; 700-800 lbs. $100-115.
Slaughter cows $20-55. Heavy bulls $62-72. Stocker cows $550-850. Cow/calf pairs (top) NT. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves $85-140.

 

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — January 7

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 10,558. Feeder steers sold $2-7 higher. Steer calves sold mostly steady except 500 lbs $8 lower. Feeder heifers steady to $3 higher and heifer calves $2-3 higher. Demand moderate to good. Heavier weight steers continue most popular. Heavy rain and snow has most of the trade area in very muddy conditions and these conditions are discouraging calf buyers from buying at this time. Quality average to attractive.
Feeder Cattle Steers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 363-386 191.50-195.00; 356 182.00 Fleshy; 415-439 175.00-185.00; 400-407 160.00-170.00 Fleshy; 459-489 177.00-186.50; 470-488 173.00-174.00 Fleshy; 508-549 162.00-171.00; 540-548 158.00-159.00 Fleshy; 508 178.50 Thin Fleshed; 554-599 158.00-168.00; 597-598 154.00-155.00 Fleshy; 551-571 172.00-177.50 Thin Fleshed; 600-648 144.00-155.00; 605 157.00 Thin Fleshed; 650-699 145.00-155.25; 659-698 140.00-144.00 Calves; 702-749 144.00-151.00; 708-731 135.00-143.75 Calves; 752-795 143.00-153.50; 766 155.00 Thin Fleshed; 802-848 144.00-154.75; 800 156.00 Fancy; 820-841 133.00-138.00 Fleshy; 854-886 135.00-148.25; 899 130.00 Full; 902-910 138.00-143.50; 991-999 136.50-139.25.
Heifers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 313-321 151.00-157.00; 316 164.00 Thin Fleshed; 354-396 156.00-160.00; 354 148.00 Fleshy; 402-443 146.50-155.00; 401-432 161.00-162.50 Thin Fleshed; 450-491 146.50-155.00; 467 165.00 Fancy; 474-483 140.00-143.00 Fleshy; 500-536 144.00-152.00; 506-545 133.00-141.00 Fleshy; 551-593 135.00-146.00; 550 162.50 Fancy; 561-599 125.00-134.00 Fleshy; 600-648 132.00-142.75; 621-632 130.00-131.00 Calves; 625 162.00 Fancy; 658-698 132.00-141.85; 652 118.00 Calves; 704-741 128.00-138.75; 747 125.00 Calves; 758-761 124.00-130.00; 767 150.00 Thin Fleshed; 803-819 132.00-132.50; 845 120.00 Fleshy; 883 130.50; 918 125.00.
Bulls - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 321 175.00; 466-468 149.00-150.00; 531 152.00; 559-568 140.50-150.00; 660 130.00 Calves; 706-728 118.50-129.00.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — January 7

1446 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $120-190; 300-400 lbs. $110-185; 400-500 lbs. $100-175; over 500 lbs. $80-152.50.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $100-150; 300-400 lbs. $100-145; 400-500 lbs. $90-137.50; over 500 lbs. $80-135.
Packer cows $26-58; Packer bulls $53-78. Stocker cows $550-1450. Cow/calf pairs $625-1575 Calves $5-180.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — January 7

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 2095. Dorper lambs $15 higher; wool lambs $15 higher; BBD lambs $5 higher; ewes $10-20 higher; kids $10-20 higher; nannies steady to $20 higher.
Slaughter Kids: 20-40 lbs. $230-315; 40-70 lbs. $225-310; 70 lbs. & up $185-280; 80-100 lbs. NT.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $75-100/hd; Medium $110-140/hd; Fleshy $150-200/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Spanish Nannies: Med. Quality $125-160/hd; Choice Quality $170-225/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $170-205; Breeding $185-210; Choice Young Billies NT.
Dorper lambs: 20-40 lbs. $210-285; 40-70 lbs. $210-302; 70 lbs. & up $190-250; shot kids 70 lbs. & up NT.
Dorper: Ewes $40-170/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks NT; Choice Dorper Rams $120-240.
Wool lambs: 20-40 lbs. NT; 40-70 lbs. NT; 70 lbs. & up $145-160; show lambs NT.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $90-105.
Barbadoes: Lambs $200-265; Ewes $40-100/hd; Rams $100-725/hd.
Fancier kids/lambs will consistently bring $15-25/cwt higher than what is posted on this market report.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — January 7

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 2003 head including: 32 bulls, 298 cows, 20 calves, 75 Longhorns, 540 stocker heifers, 646 stocker bulls/steers, 171 feeder heifers, 221 feeder steers. Best demand was for 750-950# feeder steers with prices $3-6/cwt higher. Demand for calves took a step backwards because of the wide spread snow/rain and muddy pens – most of their feed is going to energy and heat instead of gain; add to this, sickness, because of these conditions and the cost to risk equation is not encouraging. In spite of these factors, the 5-6 weight weaned steers had gains of $3-5. Packer prices for high yield bulls $3-6 higher and cows $3.50 higher.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $70-220; WA $113.50; 300-399 lbs. $67.50-187.50; WA $150.52; 400-499 lbs. $65-173, WA $144.30; 500-599 lbs. $68-168, WA $138.37; 600-699 lbs. $61-147, WA $128.95; 700-799 lbs. $72-143, WA $125.82; 800-899 lbs. NT; WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $62.50-170, WA $115.11; 300-399 lbs. $65-162.50, WA $119.88; 400-499 lbs. $65-162.50, WA $131.02; 500-599 lbs. $66-146, WA $125.69; 600-699 lbs. $85-128; WA $122.65; 700-799 lbs. $65-126.50, WA $120.89; 800-899 lbs. NT, WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young NT; mid-age NT. Pregnancy tested cows: young $880-1150; mid-age NT.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $48.50-63; over 1100 lbs. $25-47.50. Feeder bulls $87-131.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $78-83. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $61-75.50.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: 100-200 lb. NT.
Some representative sales: Kenson Vance, Alvord, 205 lb. steer at $220; Legend Mills, Alvord, 325 lb. steer at $187.50; Gary McBride, Wilson, 440 lb. steer at $173; Bill Baty, Sunset, 225 lb. heifer at $170; Ron Morgan, Azle, 360 lb. heifer at $162.50; Gary Gressett, Collinsville, 415 lb. heifer at $162.50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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