MARKETS

Waco Livestock Auction

Waco, TX — May 15

Receipts 1317.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $165-205; 300-400 lbs. $160-195; 400-500 lbs. $150-170; 500-600 lbs. $130-155; 600-700 lbs. $125-145; 700-800 lbs. $115-135.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $150-185; 300-400 lbs. $140-165; 400-500 lbs. $130-155; 500-600 lbs. $120-145; 600-700 lbs. $115-135; 700-800 lbs. $105-125.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $55-61; low yielding $45-50; fats $52-59; thin & shelly $40-50.
Packer bulls (1250-2075 lbs.) $70-86.
Cow & Calf Pairs: young choice $1500-1750; young fair $1200-1500; aged pairs $900-1200.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $600-1250.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — May 16

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 12,390. Feeder steers sold $5-8 lower. Feeder heifers traded $4-6 lower. Demand light to moderate. Steer and heifer calves sold mostly $7-10 lower. Quality plain to average, few attractive. Demand light, moderate for long weaned calves. Much needed moisture is expected for most of the week across the trade area.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 400-500 lbs 163.00-180.00; 500-600 lbs 160.00-171.00, 553 lbs Thin Fleshed 172.00; 600-700 lbs 147.00-161.00, Calves 140.00-147.00; 700-800 lbs 129.00-144.00, Thin Fleshed 140.00-144.00; 800-900 lbs 123.00-132.00, Fleshy 119.00-120.50; 900-1000 lbs 112.00-123.00; 1000-1100 lbs 109.00-114.00.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 160.00-175.00; 400-500 lbs 146.00-156.00, 459 lbs Thin Fleshed 163.00; 500-600 lbs 142.00-152.00, 554 lbs Fleshy 142.00, Thin Fleshed 154.00-159.00; 600-700 lbs 131.50-141.00, Calves 124.00-134.50; 700-800 lbs 118.00-128.00; 800-900 lbs 112.00-119.80; 900-1000 lbs 109.25-111.75.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 475 lbs 162.00; 565 lbs Fleshy 142.00.

San Angelo Cattle

San Angelo, TX — May 17

(F-S) Receipts at Producers Livestock Auction Co.: 1179. Steer and heifer calves and yearlings $2-5 lower. Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls steady. Stock cows and pairs moderately lower. Trading and demand moderate.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 200-300 lbs 196.00-202.00; 620 lbs 146.00.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 2 500-600 lbs 127.00-130.00; 625 lbs 129.00; 700-800 lbs 112.00-119.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 228 lbs 188.00; 500-600 lbs 126.00-131.00; 600-700 lbs 124.00-128.00; 723 lbs 118.00.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean weight avg dress hi-dress low-dress Breakers 75-80 1300-1900 lbs 50.00-60.00 47.00-48.00. Boners 80-85 950-1500 lbs 57.00-63.00. Lean 85-90 850-1400 lbs 54.00-60.00 62.00 50.00-54.00 85-90 600-900 lbs 35.00-50.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1500-2350 lbs 74.00-81.00; low-yielding 1150-1600 lbs 62.00-74.00.
Pregnancy Tested Stock Cows And Heifers: All sold by the head. Medium and Large 2 675.00-950.00.
Cow/Calf Pairs: All sold by the pair. All have 150-350 lbs calves. Medium and Large 1 1400.00-1450.00.
Stocker And Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 (young) 800 lbs 98.00 cwt; (young and middle age) 800-1100 lbs 80.00-85.00 cwt; (middle age) 900-1450 lbs 68.00-76.00 cwt; (thin &/or aged) 800-1375 lbs 52.00-67.00 cwt.

Jordan Weekly
Market Report

Mason & San Saba - May 17

Receipts totaled 1,902 head. A good offering of cattle were on hand with good activity but a lower prices than May 10. The futures continued to move $5-6 lower and fat cattle traded anywhere from $4-8 lower. The stocker steers sold $5-8 lower with 15 steers 555 lbs at $157 ($871.35) and 5 steers 582 lbs $165 ($960.30). The stocker heifers sold $5 lower. Most of the stockers offered were fleshy new crop calves. Feeder steers and heifers were $5 lower. Packer cows were steady and bulls were $2 higher. Pairs and bred cows were steady on the better kind.
Steers: Choice lightweight calves $160-188; Choice medium weight calves $145-178; Choice heavyweight calves $140-153.
Heifers: Choice lightweight calves $140-168; Choice medium weight calves $130-172; Choice heavyweight calves $120-136.
Yearlings: Choice lightweight steers $130-140; Choice heavyweight steers NT; Choice lightweight heifers $115-126; Choice heavyweight heifers $105-136; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $125-160; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $105-145; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $100-130.
Cows: Choice bred NT; Medium to good bred $950-1100; Plainer & older bred $750-940; High yield $58-62; Medium yield $52-57; Low yield $45-51; Heiferettes & young stockers $75-105.
Bulls: High yield $83-87; Medium yield $75-82; Low yield $65-74; Feeders $68-79.
Pairs: Choice $1400-1625; Medium to good $1100-1390; Plainer & older pairs $925-1090.
Some representative sales: Keith Prater, Comanche, 1 steer 640 lbs at $151; Dr. George Kidd, San Saba, 1 steer 685 lbs at $146; Jimmy Hicks, Bend, 3 steers 642 lbs at $145; Robert Reich, Hamilton, 1 heifer 455 lbs at $144; Noel Larson, Leander, 7 heifers 469 lbs at $142; Shawn Clopton, Llano, 4 heifers 493 lbs at $141.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – May 17

(F-S) Alfalfa trade mostly slow as first cutting was delayed in central Oklahoma by scattered rains and thunderstorms. Demand was very good for the limited offerings. Yields are well below average but quality was good overall. Wheat hay offerings also light but movement was fairly good in central and western counties. Other offerings of grass hay are very limited. Demand good for all grass hay offerings.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales $200. Premium quality large square bales last $170-190, mostly $170-180.
Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality $200. Premium quality large square bales $170-190.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay in round and large square bales $85-110 per ton, mostly $90-100 per ton. Old Crop: Good Bermuda 4x5 bales $45-60. Good mixed grass 4x5 round bales $35-45 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales $90-100 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: New Crop oat hay $85-90 per ton in round bales. Old Crop: Mixed grass hay in 5x6 bales $40-50. Mixed grass 4x5 bales $30-40.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — May 18

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 800 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $148.75-210; 250-300 lb. $141.71-197.50; 300-350 lb. $160.43-180; 350-400 lb. $157.98-190; 400-450 lb. $150.21-187.50; 450-500 lb. $146.64-166; 500-550 lb. $139.99-160; 550-600 lb. $133.04-142.50; 600-650 lb. $133.10-140; 650-700 lb. $131.20-140; 700-750 lb. $127.28-133; 750-800 lb. $78.25-104; 800 lbs. and up $104-110.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $145-175; 250-300 lb. $148.09-174.50; 300-350 lb. $144.39-225; 350-400 lb. $153.83-170; 400-450 lb. $148.22-166; 450-500 lb. $131.98-160; 500-550 lb. $132.38-142.50; 550-600 lb. $126.97-141; 600-650 lb. $123.63-137.50; 650-700 lb. $122.15-130; 700-750 lb. $114.33-121; 750-800 lb. $113-116; 800 lbs. and up NT.
Stocker cows $80-122.50. Slaughter cows $38-75. Bulls $55-125. Pairs $600-1500. Cows per head $650-1450. Bulls per head NT.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — May 18

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc.: 1795. The calf market was $3-5 lower mainly due to losses in futures over past few weeks. It's catching up with the calf trade and were going to the fleshy new crop calves instead of the thin fleshed yearlings. The feeder cattle $3-5 cheaper as well. The stock cow market was steady. The packer cows were steady to $2 higher on lean high yielding cows.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $200-240; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $175-195; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $160-180; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $145-160; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $140-155; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $130-140.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $170-200; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $155-170; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $140-160; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $130-140; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $125-135; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $115-124.
#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. $70-90. Slaughter cows #1, $50-67, cutters $35-47.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 years: Large frame $1100-1450, medium frame $750-1000.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $1400-1825, medium frame $900-1150.
Baby Calves: Holstein calves NT, Crossbred calves $200-350.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — May 18

(F-S) Most hay classes traded steady to firm as new crop prices trickled onto the market. A few new crop wheat prices have begun to be established as buyers scramble to find hay. A variety of hay or feed rations this time of year has helped keep feed yards and dairies costs down. Most of the state is in need of rain. Coastal Bermuda producers in the East and South have been delayed cutting waiting on a rain as they have reported grass is short for now. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $240-270; Good to Premium $210-240. Small Bales: Delivered: Premium $321.75, $9.75 per bale. Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: $170-190; calf $190-205. Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $150-175. Wheat Straw: Large Bales: Delivered: $95. Small Bales: Delivered: $4.75 per bale. Corn Stalks: Ground and Delivered: $95-105. Cotton Burrs: Ground and Delivered: $60-70.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered local or FOB: Premium to Supreme $290, $8.75 per bale. Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $240-260; Good to Premium $200-240. Wheat: Large Bales: FOB: $200. Triticale: Large Bales: FOB: $190.
North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $260-275; Good to Premium $240-260. Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $231-297, $7-9 per bale; Fair to Good $198, $6 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $100-120, $50-60 per roll; Fair to Good $80-100, $40-50 per roll.
South Texas: Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $231-265, $7-8 per bale; Fair to Good $165-198, $5-6 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $100-140, $50-70 per roll.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — May 19

Receipts: 1659.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $48-62; fat cows $45-55; canner cows $35-50.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $65-88; light bulls $65-100.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice NT; good NT; plain $950-1275; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $750-1275.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $165-205; 200-300 lbs. $160-182; 300-400 lbs. $145-170; 400-500 lbs. $140-168; 500-600 lbs. $135-167; 600-700 lbs. $130-142; 700-800 lbs. $120-138.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $145-200; 200-300 lbs. $130-155; 300-400 lbs. $130-150; 400-500 lbs. $125-145; 500-600 lbs. $120-136; 600-700 lbs. $115-130; 700-800 lbs. $105-129.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $25-40 behind these figures.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — May 19

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 1143 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $160-225; 300-400 lbs. $140-185; 400-500 lbs. $135-175; 500 lbs. and up $110-157.50.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $140-195, 300-400 lbs. $130-170; 400-500 lbs. $125-220; 500 lbs. and up $100-190.
Slaughter cows $25-63. Slaughter bulls $60-91. Stocker cows $500-1300, pairs $800-1550. Baby calves $120-395.
Holstein: steers 300-700 lbs. $50-75. Holstein: heifers $400-800. Goats: 18 head at $35-185.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — May 19

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 767 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $150-200; 300-400 lbs. $135-162; 400-500 lbs. $125-147; 500-600 lbs. $120-148; 600-700 lbs. $115-134; 700-800 lbs. $110-123.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $140-195; 300-400 lbs. $125-141; 400-500 lbs. $120-141; 500-600 lbs. $115-145; 600-700 lbs. $110-143; 700-800 lbs. $100-119.
Slaughter cows $35-59. Heavy bulls $75-83. Stocker cows $700-1500. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1300-1900. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves NT.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — May 21

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 1973. Dorper lambs $10 lower; wool lambs $10 lower; BBD lambs $10 lower; ewes $10 lower; kids steady; nannies steady.
Slaughter Kids: feeders 20-40 lbs. $180-270; light slaughter 40-70 lbs. $180-305; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $170-270; show kids NT.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $50-70/hd; Medium $80-125/hd; Fleshy $125-175/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Spanish Nannies: Med. Quality $150-175/hd; Choice Quality $175-210/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $140-180; Breeding NT; Choice Young Billies NT.
Dorper lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $160-220; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $170-215; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $140-200; fancy ewe lambs NT.
Dorper: Ewes $50-200/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks NT; Choice Dorper Rams $70-130.
Wool lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $140-190; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $160-210; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $130-140; show lambs NT.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $60-80.
Barbadoes: Lambs $140-200; Ewes $40-100/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 — May 21

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 9,423. Feeder steers steady to $3 lower. Feeder heifers steady to $2 lower. Steer and heifer calves traded with a much lower undertone on limited comparable offerings. Demand moderate. Quality average, few attractive. Much lower cash cattle trade May 18, but CME cattle futures closing much higher on May 21.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 260 lbs 206.00; 300-400 lbs 186.00-196.00; 400-500 lbs 177.00-183.00; 500-600 lbs 153.00-171.00, Fleshy 150.00-165.00, 552 lbs Full 142.00, 583 lbs Thin Fleshed 164.00; 600-700 lbs 147.00-161.50, Calves 149.50, 618 lbs Thin Fleshed 163.50; 700-800 lbs 132.00-147.00, 761 lbs Full 130.00, 750 lbs Thin Fleshed 143.50; 800-900 lbs 124.00-133.00; 900-1000 lbs 112.25-126.25, 943 lbs Fleshy 117.00; 1000-1100 lbs 102.00-114.00.
Feeder Dairy Steers (Per CWT): Large 3 642 lbs 76.50; 708 lbs 68.00.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 162.00-172.00, 386 lbs Fleshy 159.00; 400-500 lbs 145.00-156.50, 496 lbs Fleshy 142.50; 500-600 lbs 144.50-155.00, Fleshy 137.50-142.00; 600-700 lbs 130.50-144.00, Calves 129.00-134.00; 700-800 lbs 118.00-132.75, 723 lbs Calves 121.00, Fleshy 110.00-120.50, 710 lbs Thin Fleshed 133.00; 823 lbs 114.75; 900-1000 lbs 103.50-112.00.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 168.00-171.00; 446 lbs 148.00, Fleshy 131.00-137.00; 500-600 lbs 142.50-147.00, 586 lbs Fleshy 142.00; 600-700 lbs 127.00-139.00; 700-800 lbs 119.00-124.00.

 

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — May 21

1448 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $130-205; 300-400 lbs. $120-170; 400-500 lbs. $110-157.50; over 500 lbs. $100-152.50.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $110-190; 300-400 lbs. $110-152.50; 400-500 lbs. $100-145; over 500 lbs. $90-140.
Packer cows $34-60. Packer bulls $64-86. Stocker cows $500-1275. Cow/calf pairs $750-1525 Calves $10-290.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — May 21

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 1256 head including: 33 bulls, 288 cows, 94 calves, 155 Longhorns, 206 stocker heifers, 249 stocker bulls/steers, 85 feeder heifers, 149 feeder steers. The market was unsteady with heifers rebounding while the 2:1 ratio of bull to steer calves hurt the 5-6 weights. Feeders gained traction with prices $1-3 higher in spite of May 18’s big drop in cash market on fed cattle. Most of the breds were 750-850# heifers short to mid bred. The packer market was $4-5 higher on the high yielding 1200-1500# cows and $2 higher on the bulls. DLM will have a sale on Memorial Day, May 28, and have several large consignments of high quality pairs.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. NT; WA NT; 300-399 lbs. $60-187.50; WA $146.43; 400-499 lbs. $65-168, WA $145.45; 500-599 lbs. $70-150, WA $132.26; 600-699 lbs. $67-144, WA $130.11; 700-799 lbs. $109-140 WA $126.12; 800-899 lbs. $104-124; WA $116.67; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $70-178, WA $135.50; 300-399 lbs. $72-157.50, WA $135.21; 400-499 lbs. $69-162, WA $137.09; 500-599 lbs. $76-146, WA $134.35; 600-699 lbs. $65-136; WA $119.50; 700-799 lbs. $77-128, WA $114.07; 800-899 lbs. $112-126, WA $120.36; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young NT; mid-age NT. Pregnancy tested cows: young $800-1250; mid-age NT.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $33-62.50; over 1100 lbs. $42.50-71.50. Feeder bulls $81-128.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $85-89. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $70-83.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. $190-330: 100-200 lb. $160-380.
Some representative sales: Royce Hull, Ponder, 360 lb. steer at $187.50; Schluter Farms, Krum, 4 head deal, 574 lb. steer at $143; 5H Ranch, Muenster, 660 lb. steer at $144; Bill Hand, Alvord, 280 lb. heifer at $178; Rick Smith, Bridgeport, 390 lb. heifer at $155; Rufus Mercer Jr., Boyd, 515 lb. heifer at $146.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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