MARKETS

Hamilton Tuesday

Hamilton, TX — September 3

Receipts 158. Demand for calves and yearlings seemed to be better as runs have slowed down over the last few weeks. Packer cows and bulls were a little softer as the killing plants gave their worker time off for Labor Day weekend, creating a log jam of killer cows waiting to be processed.
Steers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. $150-165; 300-400 lbs. $145-165; 400-500 lbs. $145-160; 500-600 lbs. NT; 600-700 lbs. $125-133; 700 lbs. & up $115-128.
Heifers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. $140-150; 300-400 lbs. $130-140; 400-500 lbs. $120-133; 500-600 lbs. $115-125; 600-700 lbs. $110-120; 700 lbs. & up $92-113.
Packer cows, high yielding NT; med. yielding $45-52, low yielding $30-42.
Packer bulls, high yielding $78-82; med. yielding NT; low yielding $70-75.
Cow-calf pairs: choice NT; med. quality NT; aged NT.
Bred cows: choice NT; med. quality NT; aged NT.
Stocker steers $5 higher. Feeder steers steady to $5 higher. Stocker heifers steady to $2 higher. Feeder heifers steady to $2 higher. Packer cows $2 lower. Packer bulls $2 lower. Cow/calf pairs NT. Bred cows NT.

Waco Livestock Auction

Waco, TX — September 3

Receipts 587.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $140-175; 300-400 lbs. $130-170; 400-500 lbs. $125-155; 500-600 lbs. $120-145; 600-700 lbs. $115-130; 700-800 lbs. $110-125.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $130-150; 300-400 lbs. $120-150; 400-500 lbs. $115-135; 500-600 lbs. $115-130; 600-700 lbs. $105-120; 700-800 lbs. $95-115.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $54-61; low yielding $42-49; fats $50-58; thin & shelly $35-42.
Packer bulls (1250-2075 lbs.) $70-91.
Cow & Calf Pairs: young choice $1100-1350; young fair $1000-1100; aged pairs $750-1000.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $550-1050.

Corsicana Livestock Auction

Corsicana, TX — September 3

Receipts 460.
Steers: No. 1, 300 lbs.-down $180-195; 300-400 lbs. $160-180; 400-500 lbs. $140-155; 500-600 lbs. $130-140; 600-700 lbs. $122-132 - bulls $110-115; 700-800 lbs. $110-120 - bulls $97-105.
Heifers: No. 1, 300 lbs.-down NT; 300-400 lbs. NT; 400-500 lbs. NT; 500-600 lbs. NT; 600-700 lbs. NT; 700-800 lbs. NT.
High yield packer cows $54-58; bulls $82-85; Top pairs $1225-1400; low middle pairs $850-1050. Stocker cows young $900-1025; older $650-775. September 17 herd sell out. Selling 93 cows, 2 bulls. Some bred and some pairs, mostly black.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — September 4

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 4,292. Feeder steers and heifers sold $1-3 lower on very limited limited comparable sales. Demand moderate. All classes of steer and heifer calves to lightly tested for an accurate trend. Quality plain to average.
Feeder Cattle Steers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 336 182.50; 456-482 158.00-161.00; 605-619 140.00-146.00 Unweaned; 698 142.00; 703-742 137.50-144.25; 751-789 136.75-138.75; 800-839 134.00-136.50; 881 129.25; 900-916 128.50-129.00.
Heifers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 505 155.00; 620 138.00; 646 132.00 Unweaned; 650-689 130.75-136.50; 707 131.00; 765-799 126.00-127.50; 936 114.00.
Bulls - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 581 121.00; 620 129.50 Unweaned.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – September 5

(F-S) Alfalfa and hay movement very limited. Not enough trades for an accurate market trend. Demand for hay and alfalfa continues to be good for dairies and all classes. Scattered thunderstorms and rain made their way across the state.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Supreme quality: Small squares FOB picked up in the barn $14-15 per bale. Premium quality: $242-244 per ton Delivered to Texas. Good quality: $180-190 ton Delivered in Oklahoma.
Western Oklahoma: Good quality: $200 per ton Delivered to Texas. Grinder: $100 FOB.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Good quality $60-65 per bale; $9 per small square bale in barn, $6 out of the field FOB.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good to Fair quality $50-60 per bale Delivered Louisiana and Texas.

San Angelo Cattle

San Angelo, TX — September 5

(F-S) Receipts at Producers Livestock Auction Co.: 734. Steer and heifer calves and yearlings steady. Slaughter cows and bulls weak to $2 lower. Stock cows and pairs weak. Trading and demand moderate.
Feeder Cattle Steers - Medium and Large 1-2 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 285 178.00; 430 182.00; 603-638 125.00-132.00; 693-695 126.00; 715-738 120.00-127.00.
Heifers - Medium and Large 1-2 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 415-436 140.00-145.00
515-525 122.00-123.00; 565-583 115.00-124.00; 628-643 117.00-119.00; 722 106.00.
Bulls - Medium and Large 2 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 530-540 119.00-125.00; 583-595 122.00-126.00; 601 106.00; 690 115.00; 712-733 90.00-101.00; 890 87.00.
Slaughter Cattle Cows - Breaker 75-80% (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range; Dressing: 1500-1990 57.50-64.00 Average.
Cows - Boner 80-85% (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range; Dressing: 980-1490 55.00-64.00 Average.
Cows - Lean 85-90% (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range; Dressing: 967-1340 52.00-59.00 Average; 995-1180 45.00-50.00 Low; 835-1295 33.00-42.00 Very Low.
Bulls - 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range; Dressing: 1540-2260 80.00-88.00 Average; 1158-2040 67.00-78.50 Low.
Replacement Cattle Stock Cows - Medium and Large 1-2 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 800-1580 57.50-65.00; 1035-1349 52.00-60.00.
Stock Cows - Medium and Large 2 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 888 80.00.
Bred Cows - Medium and Large 1-2 (Per Head / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 1223 1040.00; 1198 925.00.
Bred Cows - Medium and Large 2 (Per Head / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 1129-1265 860.00-940.00; 1148-1525 830.00-920.00.
Cow-Calf Pairs - Medium and Large 2 w/ <150 lbs calf (Per Family / Estimate Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 1050-1150 900.00-1050.00.

Jordan Weekly
Market Report

Mason & San Saba - September 5

Receipts totaled 2,173 head with no sale being held Sept. 2 at Mason due to the Labor Day holiday. The quality of cattle offered was very good with the lighter weight (300-500 lbs) stocker steers and heifers selling steady with 10 steers 434 lbs at $179 ($776.86) and 6 steers 508 lbs at $156 ($792.48). The balance of the stocker steers and heifers sold $5 lower. The feeder steers were $5 lower with 17 steers 834 lbs at $124.50 ($1,038.33). The feeder heifers were $3 lower. Packer cows and bulls were $2 lower. Pairs and bred cows sold steady.
Steers: Choice calves under 200 lbs. $180-217.50; 200-300 lbs. $180-210; 300-400 lbs. $160-202; 400-500 lbs. $140-186; 500-600 lbs. $130-168; 600-700 lbs. $120-130; 700-800 lbs. $115-123.
Heifers: Choice calves under 200 lbs. $140-167.50; 200-300 lbs. $140-167; 300-400 lbs. $140-176; 400-500 lbs. $130-145; 500-600 lbs. $120-135; 600-700 lbs. $115-121; 700-800 lbs. $110-115.
Yearlings: Choice steers 700-800 lbs. $120-128; Choice steers 800+ lbs. $115-124.50; Choice heifers 700-800 lbs. $113-120; Choice heifers 800+ lbs. $105-116; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $115-150; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $105-140; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $30-100.
Cows: Choice bred $1050-1120; Medium to good bred $900-1040; Plainer & older bred $710-890; High yield $58-67; Medium yield $50-57; Low yield $35-49; Heiferettes & young stockers $60-90.
Bulls: High yield $85-87; Medium yield $80-84; Low yield $72-79; Feeders $72-82.
Pairs: Choice $1250-1325; Medium to good $1060-1240; Plainer & older pairs NT.
Some representative sales: Mark Locker, Richland Springs, 1 steer 270 lbs at $214; MP Cattle Co., San Angelo, 10 steers 434 lbs at $179; Rafter Cross Ranches LTD, San Saba, 1 steer 505 lbs at $168; Rock-N-R-Ranch, San Saba, 1 heifer 385 lbs at $176; Cheyenne & Hi Mi Partners, San Saba, 7 heifers 412 lbs at $145; Weiser Land & Cattle, Cransfield Gap, 3 heifers 460 lbs at $141.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — September 6

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc.: 837. The market was $2-5 lower on all classes mainly due to unnecessary big losses on the futures and the heat hasn't helped anything on starting these calves either. We're in a predicament now where the packers and the paper traders in the futures are taking advantage of us and making huge profits where the producers are the ones suffering the losses that they really can't stand to take. The market typically gets better when we get some wheat planted but hopefully they won't have the futures beat down so low that we can get a rally when the wheat guys start. But at this point I just can't tell where this is going to bottom at. Hopefully we will keep getting some rains and the corn will stay reasonable, cause if our cost of gain on these calves and feeders that are locked up on feed gets any higher it's just going to drive the cash value on calves down more. The stock cows had better demand on young cows and packer cows was steady.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $175-200; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $155-180; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $145-165; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $130-140; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $130-142; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $128-138.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $160-185; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $140-155; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $130-145; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $120-135; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $120-130; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $115-125.
#2's and #3's on feeder steers and heifers will be $15-25 off of the #1's.
Slaughter bulls: Y.G. 1-2, 1200-2050 lbs. $75-92. Slaughter cows #1, $55-70, cutters $37-48.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 years: Large frame $950-1225, medium frame $600-850.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $1100-1450, medium frame $800-900. Baby Calves: $100-200.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — September 6

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 591 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $151.67-185; 250-300 lb. $124.34-172.50; 300-350 lb. $130.13-150; 350-400 lb. $122.77-150; 400-450 lb. $118-137.50; 450-500 lb. $120-142; 500-550 lb. $115.50-130; 550-600 lb. $113.03-129; 600-650 lb. $118.90-126; 650-700 lb. $115.52-125; 700-750 lb. $112.30-116; 750-800 lb. $104.64-120; 800 lbs. and up $83.75-87.50.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $123.33-160; 250-300 lb. $107.86-140; 300-350 lb. $124.73-157.50; 350-400 lb. $120.76-145; 400-450 lb. $110.38-132; 450-500 lb. $115.28-142.50; 500-550 lb. $114.73-127; 550-600 lb. $112.20-122; 600-650 lb. $116.50-121; 650-700 lb. $113.69-126; 700-750 lb. $111.25-112; 750-800 lb. $100-100; 800 lbs. and up NT.
Stocker cows $60-110. Slaughter cows $20-59. Bulls $55-85. Pairs $900-1550. Cows per head $750-825. Bulls per head NT.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — September 6

(F-S) Hay trades were mostly steady. Trading activity and hay demand remain good, as producers are beginning to supplement livestock. Range conditions continue to decline in the West, Central, and South regions due to extreme heat and lack of moisture. According to the US Drought Monitor, 37 percent of the state is now classified as moderate to extreme drought compared to less than 1 percent 3 months ago. Trade activity was moderate to good. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: $235-255; Good to Premium: $185-195. Small bales: Delivered: Premium: $264-272, $8.00-8.25 per bale. Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg $155-170. Calf $210-225. Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: $165-200. Small Bales: $264, $8 per bale Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: Beardless $135-160. Rained on $95-125. Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: $140-155. Cotton Burrs: Ground and Delivered: $90-100.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme $290-330, $10-11 per bale. Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $250-265; Good to Premium $230-245.
North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $255-260. Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $8-10 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $65-75 per roll.
South Texas: Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $8-10 per bale; Fair to Good $5-8 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-160, $60-80 per roll; Fair or Grass mix $100-110, $50-55 per roll.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — September 7

Receipts: 2286.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $48-66; fat cows $46-61; canner cows $15-45.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $72-87; light bulls $57-76.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice $1400-1700; good $1100-1300; plain $750-1000; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $750-1650.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $80-145; 200-300 lbs. $125-195; 300-400 lbs. $120-182; 400-500 lbs. $115-170; 500-600 lbs. $110-145; 600-700 lbs. $110-130; 700-800 lbs. $100-123.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $80-150; 200-300 lbs. $115-152; 300-400 lbs. $105-150; 400-500 lbs. $100-141; 500-600 lbs. $95-125; 600-700 lbs. $95-122; 700-800 lbs. $85-115.
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 — September 7

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 1054 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $110-200; 300-400 lbs. $105-185; 400-500 lbs. $105-160; 500-600 lbs. $100-140; 600-700 lbs. $100-125; 700-800 lbs. $90-116.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $105-160; 300-400 lbs. $100-145; 400-500 lbs. $100-135; 500-600 lbs. $95-125; 600-700 lbs. $95-120; 700-800 lbs. $85-115.
Slaughter cows $25-63. Heavy bulls $70-86. Stocker cows $525-1100. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1100-1200. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves $50-150.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — September 7

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 1170 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $110-190; 300-400 lbs. $100-165; 400-500 lbs. $100-155; 500 lbs. and up $75-135.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $100-165, 300-400 lbs. $90-160; 400-500 lbs. $80-175; 500 lbs. and up $70-205.
Slaughter cows $25-66. Slaughter bulls $65-97. Stocker cows $425-1200, pairs $550-1300. Baby calves $35-325.
Holstein: steers $30-55. Holstein: heifers NT. Goats 17 heads: $30-190.

Meridian Livestock Commission

Meridian, TX — September 9

Receipts at Meridian Livestock Commission: 427. Stocker and feeder steers $5-10 lower. Stocker and feeder heifers $5-10 lower. Slaughter cows steady. Packer bulls steady. Cow/calf pairs steady. Young replacements NT.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $150-170; 300-400 lbs. $145-170; 400-500 lbs. $125-146; 500-600 lbs. $115-127; 600-700 lbs. $110-122; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $120-135; 400-500 lbs. $114-124; 500-600 lbs. $105-117; 600-700 lbs. $100-112; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Slaughter cows, high yielding NT; low yielding $40-52; fats $58-60; thin & shelly $35-40.
Packer bulls $80-82.
Pairs: young choice NT; young fair $850; aged pairs $600-700.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows NT.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — September 9

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 1222 head including: 44 bulls, 296 cows, 34 calves, 99 Longhorns, 235 stocker heifers, 284 stocker bulls/steers, 60 feeder heifers, 170 feeder steers. Our market followed the national trend of lower prices on light weight cattle. Comparable 6-8 weight steers and heifers were steady with Sept. 2 prices. Packer cows and bulls steady. The bred cows that were bred for fall or spring calving periods were well received.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $40-220; WA $141.11; 300-399 lbs. $50-200; WA $131.50; 400-499 lbs. $40-162.50, WA $135.26; 500-599 lbs. $50-141, WA $122.03; 600-699 lbs. $40-140, WA $121.29; 700-799 lbs. $40-126, WA $113.39; 800-899 lbs. $36-116; WA $113.38; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $110-167.50, WA $133.09; 300-399 lbs. $55-145, WA $116.44; 400-499 lbs. $40-148, WA $120.88; 500-599 lbs. $62-128, WA $114.23; 600-699 lbs. $40-123; WA $110.39; 700-799 lbs. $100-119, WA $109.91; 800-899 lbs. NT, WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young NT; mid-age $850-1100. Pregnancy tested cows: young $875-1085; mid-age $775-925.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $55-71; over 1100 lbs. $45-63. Feeder bulls $80-114.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $85-91. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $77-84.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: 100-200 lb. NT.
Some representative sales: Dennis Brooks, Alvord, 2 head deal, 280 lb. steer at $185; LB Cattle, Springtown, 305 lb. steer at $200; RNR Production LLC, Ft. Worth, 440 lb. steer at $162.50; Dorothy Reid, Decatur, 225 lb. heifer at $167.50; Jimmy Carpenter, Jr., Bridgeport, 345 lb. heifer at $145; JC Skinner, Whitesboro, 5 head deal, 466 lb. heifer at $148.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — September 9

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 2095. Dorper lambs steady to $10 higher; wool lambs NT; BBD lambs steady to $10 higher; ewes steady; kids steady to $10 higher; nannies $10 higher.
Slaughter Kids: 20-40 lbs. $200-260; 40-70 lbs. $170-260; 70 lbs. & up $160-265.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $65-120/hd; Medium $130-160/hd; Fleshy $165-225/hd.
Replacement Nannies: Med. Quality $125-165/hd; Choice Quality $175-235/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $145-200; Breeding $185-230.
Dorper lambs: 20-40 lbs. $160-250; 40-70 lbs. $180-240; 70 lbs. & up $145-200; Show lambs NT.
Dorper: Ewes $50-150/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks NT; Choice Dorper Rams $100-130.
Wool lambs: 20-40 lbs. NT; 40-70 lbs. NT; 70 lbs. & up NT.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $60-100; Show Lambs NT.
Barbadoes: Lambs $135-215; Ewes $30-80/hd; Rams $100-300/hd.
Fancier kids/lambs will consistently bring $15-25/cwt higher than what is posted on this market report.

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — September 9

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 9,600. Feeder steers and heifers $4-10 lower. Steer and heifer calves lightly tested with a sharply lower undertone noted. Sharp declines on both the CME Feeder and Live Cattle contracts, along with fat cattle trade being sharply lower has severely reduced demand. Demand light to moderate. Quality plain to average.
Feeder Cattle Steers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 370 168.50; 416-445 159.00-161.00; 507-530 144.00-145.00; 551-572 142.50-145.00; 567 153.00 Fancy; 568-580 137.00-139.50 Fleshy; 619-634 138.50-140.00; 649 135.50 Unweaned; 653-693 134.00-140.50; 654 145.00 Fancy; 675-688 127.00-129.00 Unweaned; 705-747 131.00-137.00; 721-728 124.00-129.00 Unweaned; 751-788 130.00-136.00; 811-846 128.00-132.25; 858-869 127.75-128.00; 926-943 119.50-124.00; 1029 112.00.
Heifers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 396 143.00; 415 139.00; 460 144.50; 504-546 130.00-136.25; 537-545 125.00-126.00 Fleshy; 555-599 130.00-134.00; 579 122.50 Fleshy; 606-648 124.50-133.50; 621-635 122.50-127.00 Unweaned; 650-694 126.00-131.00; 680 118.00 Unweaned; 708-723 126.00-131.00; 773 123.00; 821-838 114.00-117.00; 1008 105.50.
Bulls - Medium and Large 2-3 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 533 75.00; 573 80.00; 636 84.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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