MARKETS

Meridian Tuesday

Meridian, TX — August 8

(Special) Receipts at Meridian Livestock Commission: 192. Stocker steers $3-5 lower. Feeder steers $3-5 lower. Stocker heifers steady to $3 lower. Feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows $2-3 higher. Packer bulls $2-3 higher. Cow/calf pairs no test. Young replacements no test.
Steers & Bull Calves: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $180-190; 300-400 lbs. $170-180; 400-500 lbs. $155-167; 500-600 lbs. $150-155; 600-700 lbs. $135-138; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $150-157; 400-500 lbs. $135-145; 500-600 lbs. $130-137; 600-700 lbs. $130-137; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $72-80; low yielding $60-65; fats $65-72; thin & shelly $55-62.
Packer bulls $77-97.50.
Pairs: young choice NT; young fair NT; aged pairs NT.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $850-1475.

Hamilton Tuesday

Hamilton, TX — August 8

Receipts 208. The market again featured strong demand from all buyers even though the futures market has lost about $4/cwt to start August 8. Calves and yearlings sold mostly steady with packer cows again advancing up to $5 from August 1. Beef is continuing to move well from retailers to consumers and hopefully will continue to do so with the large slaughter volumes coming out of the feedyards. The recent rains was more than welcome to local producers and should help stocker operators feel better about buying lighter cattle to put on small grains this fall.
Steers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. $175-195; 300-400 lbs. $155-185; 400-500 lbs. $140-160; 500-600 lbs. $135-150; 600-700 lbs. $130-145; 700 lbs. & up $120-140.
Heifers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. $155-175; 300-400 lbs. $140-160; 400-500 lbs. $130-145; 500-600 lbs. $125-140; 600-700 lbs. $120-135; 700 lbs. & up $110-130.
Packer cows, high yielding $77-82; med. yielding $67-76 low yielding $60-66.
Packer bulls, high yielding $93-99; med. yielding NT; low yielding $85-92.
Cow-calf pairs: choice $1300-1700; med. quality $900-1250; aged NT.
Bred cows: choice $1000-1250; med. quality $800-975; aged $800-1050.
Stocker steers steady. Feeder steers steady. Stocker heifers steady. Feeder heifers steady. Packer cows $3-5 higher. Packer bulls steady. Cow/calf pairs steady. Bred cows steady.

Waco Livestock Auction

Waco, TX — August 8

Receipts 469.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $160-200; 300-400 lbs. $140-185; 400-500 lbs. $135-165; 500-600 lbs. $125-155; 600-700 lbs. $125-145; 700-800 lbs. $120-145.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $140-170; 300-400 lbs. $135-160; 400-500 lbs. $130-145; 500-600 lbs. $120-145; 600-700 lbs. $120-140; 700-800 lbs. $115-130.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $70-82; low yielding $62-69; fats $65-75; thin & shelly $50-60.
Packer bulls (1250-2075 lbs.) $75-95.
Cow & Calf Pairs: young choice $1400-1600; young fair $1200-1400; aged pairs $950-1200.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $700-1350.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — August 9

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 6,887. Feeder steers and heifers traded $3 to mostly $6 lower. Steer and heifer calves traded firm to $4 higher where comparable sales were noted. Sharp declines on both the CME Feeder and Live Cattle contracts hampered demand on August 9. Quality average to attractive. Demand light to good. Much needed moisture and cooler temperatures have came across the trade area.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 315 lbs 217.50; 400-500 lbs 178.00-190.00, 499 lbs Thin Fleshed 192.50; 500-600 lbs 169.50-171.00, 573 lbs Fleshy 164.00; 600-700 lbs 155.25-157.50, Calves 151.50-155.00; 700-800 lbs 142.50-149.00; 800-900 lbs 136.50-143.00, 818 lbs Calves 133.00; 900-1000 lbs 130.00-134.50; 1058 lbs 127.50.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 400-500 lbs 155.00-159.00; 500-600 lbs 141.00-150.00, 567 lbs Fleshy 140.50; 600-700 lbs 138.00-142.50, Calves 142.50-143.00; 700-800 lbs 130.50-138.00, 713 lbs Fancy 141.00, 702 lbs Fleshy 130.00; 800-900 lbs 124.75-128.00, 810 lbs Fancy 136.50; 900-1000 lbs 120.00-125.00.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 400-500 lbs 175.00-180.00; 683 lbs Calves 135.00. Medium/Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 157.50-167.00; 500-600 lbs 148.00-152.00, 524 lbs Fleshy 148.00; 691 lbs Calves 139.00.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – August 10

(F-S) Alfalfa trade and movement slow to moderate. Demand fairly light for most dairy hay, very light for grinding type alfalfa. Alfalfa prices fully steady on confirmed sales. Grass hay demand remains light and movement remains limited. Scattered rains and slightly cooler temperatures are providing some grass hay producers another short cutting of hay but yields will still be significantly lower than average.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales $140-150. Premium quality large square bales $120-140. Good quality large square bales mostly $100-110. Fair to Good quality round bales and few large square bales $80-90. Small square bales $9-12 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Small square bales horse hay 60-70 lb. bales $8-12, mostly $10-12 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales $150. Premium quality large square bales few sales $125-130. Good quality $90-100.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4x5 bales $30-50 per bale, 5x6 bales $40-60 per bale. Mixed grass 4x5 round bales $30-40 per bale. Small square bales good Bermuda mostly $6 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Good quality wheat hay 5x5 1/2 to 5x6 bales mostly $50/bale or $80 per ton. Good Bermuda horse quality $65-70 per bale in 5x6 bales, Good Bermuda cow hay 5x6 bales $45-60 per bale, 4x5 bales mixed grass $35-45 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Mixed grass hay in 5x6 bales $30-50. Good Bermuda in 5x6 bales $50-65 per bale. Mixed grass 4x5 bales $30-40 per bale. Small square bales good mixed grass or Bermuda $4-6 per bale.

Jordan Weekly
Market Report

Mason & San Saba - August 10

Receipts totaled 1,562. The market was softer with the future board moving downward and fat cattle trading to the packer $3-4 lower. Good rains fall throughout the area (1.5 inches to 4 inches plus) slowing down receipts. The 300-475 lbs steers sold steady with the 500-650 lbs stocker steers $5 lower. Stocker heifers were $5 lower. Feeder steers and heifers were $5 lower. Packer cows and bulls were steady. Pairs and bred cows were steady.
Steers: Choice lightweight calves $175-205; Choice medium weight calves $150-180; Choice heavyweight calves $139-150.
Heifers: Choice lightweight calves $140-172.50; Choice medium weight calves $130-166; Choice heavyweight calves $125-150.
Yearlings: Choice lightweight steers $130-144; Choice heavyweight steers $125-134.50; Choice lightweight heifers $120-134; Choice heavyweight heifers $115-125; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $125-155; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $115-140; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $110-130.
Cows: Choice bred NT; Medium to good bred $1250-1375; Plainer & older bred $1050-1240; High yield $76-80; Medium yield $71-75; Low yield $63-70; Heiferettes & young stockers $85-110.
Bulls: High yield $94-98.50; Medium yield $90-93; Low yield $85-89; Feeders $85-92.
Pairs: Choice NT; Medium to good $1250-1400; Plainer & older pairs $1150-1240.
Some representative sales: Martine Rogier, San Saba, 1 steer 390 lbs at $195; Jennifer McMillan, Llano, 1 steer 440 lbs at $180; Meagan Gatlin, Liberty Hill, 1 steer 430 lbs at $180; Sheral Rainbolt, Mullin, 3 heifers 602 lbs 150; Mark Sherrod, Austin, 3 heifers 443 lbs 145; Jean Reimers, Dripping Springs, 1 heifer 615 lbs 135.

San Angelo Cattle

San Angelo, TX — August 10

(F-S) Receipts at Producers Livestock Auction Co.: 859. Feeder steers and heifers $2-4 lower. Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls weak to $2 lower. Stock cows and pairs steady. Trading and demand moderate. Quality average to mostly plain.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 538 lbs 158.00. Medium and Large 1-2 485 lbs 160.00; 500-600 lbs 148.00-157.00; 600-700 lbs 134.00-143.00; 700-800 lbs 129.00-135.00; 821 lbs 130.00.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 2 450 lbs 135.00; 550-600 lbs 127.00-135.00; 600-700 lbs 123.00-129.00; 700-800 lbs 111.00-114.00; 800-900 lbs 91.00-116.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 500-600 lbs 138.00; 700-800 lbs 124.00-124.50.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean weight avg dress hi-dress low-dress Breakers 75-80 1250-1775 lbs 66.00-71.00. Boners 80-85 950-1500 lbs 68.00-77.00 80.00. Lean 85-90 850-1400 lbs 66.00-77.00 60.00-66.00 85-90 600-900 lbs 50.00-60.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1600-2155 lbs 91.00-95.00; high-dressing 104.00; low-dressing 1150-1700 lbs 79.00-87.00.
Pregnancy Tested Stock Cows And Heifers: All sold by the head. Medium and Large 1-2 1100.00-1225.00.
Cow/Calf Pairs: All sold by the pair. All have 150-350 lbs calves. Medium and Large 1 1550.00-1600.00.
Stocker And Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 (young) 900-1075 lbs 94.00-109.00 cwt; young and middle age) 800-1075 lbs 86.00-93.00 cwt; (middle age) 900-1450 lbs 79.00-83.00 cwt; (thin &/or aged) 800-1300 lbs 67.00-77.00 cwt.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — August 11

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 516 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $172.14-210; 250-300 lb. $165.88-200; 300-350 lb. $156.32-192.50; 350-400 lb. $150.55-180; 400-450 lb. $138.62-160; 450-500 lb. $128.88-162; 500-550 lb. $131.31-150; 550-600 lb. $130.78-150; 600-650 lb. $130.15-143; 650-700 lb. $125.17-145; 700-750 lb. $123-130; 750-800 lb. $113-126; 800 lbs. and up $114-125.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $185-210; 250-300 lb. $168-199; 300-350 lb. $151.18-175; 350-400 lb. $140.21-149; 400-450 lb. $134.46-148; 450-500 lb. $132.33-227.50; 500-550 lb. $132.96-150; 550-600 lb. $126.32-140; 600-650 lb. $126-135; 650-700 lb. $112.67-118; 700-750 lb. NT; 750-800 lb. NT; 800 lbs. and up $88-88.
Stocker cows $80-92.50. Slaughter cows $65-78. Bulls $84-95. Pairs $700-1100. Cows per head $625-1375. Bulls per head NT.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — August 11

(F-S) Most hay classes traded fully steady on light to moderate movement. It was either feast or famine in terms of rainfall across the state. The Panhandle, North and East Texas had thunderstorms which made hay movement difficult and may cause lower quality hay on the market in the future weeks. Coastal Bermuda producers in the wet parts of the state are almost a month behind in baling due to saturated fields. West and South Texas are dry and in need of rain to continue their crops. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $185-235. Large Rounds: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $90-100 per bale. Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium $231.00-288.75, $7.00-8.75 per bale. Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: $145-155, Calf $160. Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium $130-180, $65-90 per bale; Fair to Good $110, $55 per bale. Small Bales: FOB: Good to Premium $250, $7.50 per bale. Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: Bearded $125; Beardless $130. Wheat Straw: Large Bales: Delivered: $75. Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $80-115.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $330, $10 per bale. Small Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme $250, $7.50 per bale. Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $220-225. Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $160-170; Good to Premium $140-160; Fair to Good $135-140.
North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $215-230; Good to Premium $200-215. Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $231-297, $7-9 per bale; Fair to Good $165-198, $5-6 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $100-140, $50-70 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; Fair to Good $70-100, $35-50 per roll.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — August 11

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc.: 1216. The market was lower due to the big losses in the futures all week. Feeder cattle was $4-6 lower. Calf market was about the same on most classes. The second cut of calves and heavy fleshed calves were the ones taking the biggest hits. The light calves wasn’t as far behind as the heavier calves because some are starting early for wheat calves. The stock cows steady with strong demand on young cows. The packer cows $2-3 cheaper. Gainesville is taking consignments for their Special Replacement Sale, October 25th.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $200-235; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $180-200; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $165-185; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $150-168; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $140-164; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $137-146.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $170-200; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $150-165; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $140-165; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $130-145; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $128-138; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $125-135.
#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. $85-98. Slaughter cows 1-3, $65-77, cutters $50-62.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 years: Large frame $1100-1500, medium frame $700-1000.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $1500-1950, medium frame $1000-1400.
Baby Calves: Holstein calves NT, Crossbred calves $100-250.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — August 12

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 1000 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $155-180; 300-400 lbs. $140-190; 400-500 lbs. $130-156; 500-600 lbs. $120-145; 600-700 lbs. $110-132; 700-800 lbs. $110-125.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $140-190; 300-400 lbs. $130-160; 400-500 lbs. $120-145; 500-600 lbs. $115-145; 600-700 lbs. $110-150; 700-800 lbs. $100-123.
Slaughter cows $40-74. Heavy bulls $85-94. Stocker cows $850-1450. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1000-1400. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves NT.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — August 12

Receipts: 1717.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $60-74; fat cows $55-73; canner cows $40-62.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $75-87; light bulls $70-100.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice $1750-2175; good $1400-1700; plain $850-1350; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $950-1475.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $165-245; 200-300 lbs. $150-210; 300-400 lbs. $140-205; 400-500 lbs. $135-202; 500-600 lbs. $130-163; 600-700 lbs. $120-151; 700-800 lbs. $110-139.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $130-215; 200-300 lbs. $130-200; 300-400 lbs. $130-175; 400-500 lbs. $120-165; 500-600 lbs. $115-155; 600-700 lbs. $105-135; 700-800 lbs. $100-123.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $25-40 behind these figures.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — August 12

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 1041 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $160-225; 300-400 lbs. $150-200; 400-500 lbs. $140-166; 500 lbs. and up $110-160.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $140-180, 300-400 lbs. $130-187.50; 400-500 lbs. $120-154; 500 lbs. and up $100-160.
Slaughter cows $30-76. Slaughter bulls $75-98. Stocker cows $800-2325, pairs $800-1550. Baby calves $125-310.
Holstein: steers 300-600 lbs. $60-90. Holstein: heifers NT. Goats: 43 head $30-250.

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — August 14

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 4,001. Feeder steers and heifers traded $6-10 lower. Steer and heifer calves steady on long weaned calves, short weaned or unweaned kinds up to $10 lower. Demand moderate to good for feeder cattle and weaned calves; light for unweaned or short weaned kinds. Quality mostly average. Heavy rainfall and unseasonably cooler temperatures came across the trade area hampering livestock movement.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 400-500 lbs 172.50-184.50, 499 lbs Fleshy 167.50; 500-600 lbs 152.50-159.00, Fleshy 144.00-150.00; 600700 lbs 150.50-155.00, Calves 134.00-146.00; 700-800 lbs 142.00-149.00, Calves 135.00-145.00; 800-900 lbs 137.00-140.00; 900-1000 lbs 125.25-135.00; 1056 lbs Full 123.00.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 466 lbs 154.50, Fleshy 138.00-139.00; 500-600 lbs 136.50-145.00, Fleshy 131.00-136.50; 600-700 lbs 135.50-143.00, Calves 127.00-136.00; 700-800 lbs 130.00-138.50; 867 lbs 125.50.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 493 lbs 157.50; 588 lbs Fleshy 138.00.

Fort Smith Monday

Ft. Smith Livestock Auction – August 14

Receipts: 1237. Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-12 lower, mostly $5-6 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls sold $3-5 lower.
Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 320-345 184.00-197.00; 350-395 176.00-189.00; 400-440 158.00-172.00; 450-495 154.00-170.00; 490-490 138.00 Fleshy; 500-540 148.50-164.00; 515-546 146.50-147.00 Fleshy; 550-595 142.00-150.00; 604-635 138.00-146.00; 657-695 135.50-144.00; 700-748 130.00-141.50; 760-785 132.00-135.00; 823-840 127.00-132.00; 870-895 124.00-128.00; 925-925 123.00; 915-915 119.00 Fleshy; 980-991 121.50-123.00.
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 235-235 175.00 Brahman X; 300-345 154.00-159.00; 350-393 149.00-154.00; 400-445 139.00-149.00; 450-495 132.00-145.00; 505-545 130.00-143.00; 550-595 127.50-139.00; 603-645 129.50-140.00; 678-678 141.00 Replacement; 700-725 127.00-129.50; 750-750 117.00 Fleshy; 807-807 124.00; 870-870 122.50.
Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 475-475 153.00-154.00; 503-543 142.00-153.00; 560-567 142.00-143.00; 606-635 132.00-143.00; 665-695 128.00-135.50; 730-730 123.00; 765-775 124.00-124.50; 805-805 123.00.
Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs; pregnancy; and age. Medium and Large 1-2: Age Weight Months Bred Price 2 year old 715-1048 open 96.00-117.00 1-2 year old first 950.00 per head 2-4 year old second & third stage 780.00-1325.00 per head 5-6 year old first stage 975.00-1100.00 per head 5-6 year old second & third stage 900.00-1400.00 per head 7 year old 950-1140 second & third stage 66.00-74.00 1175.00-1325.00 per head 7-10 year old 900-1490 second & third stage 60.00-73.00 800.00-1100.00 per head.
Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2: Age Cow Weight Calf Wt Price 2 year old 100-200 1050.00 per pair 4 year old 100-200 780.00 per pair Holstein 7 year old 200-300 1220.00 per pair Small and Medium 3: Longhorn 6 year old 200-300 900.00 per pair.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Breakers 75-80% 1000-1500 65.00-68.00 73.00. Boners 80-85% 950-1400 65.00-69.50 70.50 56.00. Lean 85-90% 900-1300 66.00-69.50 75.00 56.00-62.00. Light 85-92% 700-950 65.00 45.00-54.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Y.G. 1-2 1000-2100 85.00-94.50 95.50-103.00 76.00-84.00.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — August 14

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 2354. Dorper lambs $20 higher; wool lambs $20 higher; BBD lambs steady; ewes steady; kids $10 higher; nannies $20 higher.
Slaughter Kids: feeders 20-40 lbs. $170-220; light slaughter 40-70 lbs. $180-235; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $170-225.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $40-70/hd; Medium $80-125/hd; Fleshy $150-225/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Replacement Nannies: Med. Quality $175-200/hd; Choice Quality $200-225/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $160-210; Breeding NT; Choice Young Billies NT.
Wool lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. NT; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $160-210; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $130-170; show lambs NT.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $50-85.
Dorper lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $180-230; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $170-230; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $140-225; fancy ewe lambs NT.
Dorper: Ewes $40-225/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks NT; Choice Dorper Rams $90-140.
Barbadoes: Lambs $180-220; Ewes $50-100/hd; Bucks $75-225/hd.
Fancier kids/lambs will consistently bring $15-25/cwt higher than what is posted on this market report.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — August 14

1531 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $125-185; 300-400 lbs. $120-172.50; 400-500 lbs. $117.50-160; over 500 lbs. $105-150.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $110-175; 300-400 lbs. $110-160; 400-500 lbs. $110-147.50; over 500 lbs. $100-137.50.
Packer cows $49-80. Packer bulls $72-97. Stocker cows $1025-2550. Cow/calf pairs $750-2700. Calves $10-330.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — August 14

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 896 head including: 36 bulls, 240 cows, 49 calves, 75 Longhorns, 137 stocker heifers, 168 stocker bulls/steers, 64 feeder heifers, 127 feeder bulls/steers. Average prices $717, August 7 $801. A year ago $799. USDA quoted the regional market on feeder cattle $4-6 lower, long weaned calves steady and unweaned calves up to $10 lower as compared to August 7. With few exceptions, your local market followed the same trend, partially because of less selection since several producers were rained out. Several strings of 3-4 weight dried out steer and heifer calves pushed the average price $8-10 higher and the demand for roping calves pushed 2 weights average $16 higher. Packer prices backed down from August 7’s high. Bred cows were $25-75 higher. Decatur gets many questions about why the market is so unpredictable…over the past 3-5 years, the impact of international unrest and financial struggles became greater as we expanded our export markets. Until recently, it was an at arm’s length issue – the protests, riots and financial collapse were “over there”, now it is “over here”. Our country is facing the potential of a nucluear attack and anarachy is rampant in our streets. Our elected officials have put their own agendas ahead of what is in the best interest of our country and respect for the law of the land has vanquished. Maybe this gives us a clue as to why things are unsettled.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $98-202.50; WA $181.43; 300-399 lbs. $112-192.50; WA $171.17; 400-499 lbs. $91-185, WA $150.17; 500-599 lbs. $95-154, WA $138.36; 600-699 lbs. $98-149, WA $133.83; 700-799 lbs. $105-141 WA $131.32; 800-899 lbs. NT; WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $115-216, WA $162.68; 300-399 lbs. $105-155, WA $138.71; 400-499 lbs. $100-152.50, WA $139.22; 500-599 lbs. $89-144, WA $132.63; 600-699 lbs. $90-143; WA $131.81; 700-799 lbs. $109-129, WA $124.50; 800-899 lbs. NT, WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young NT; mid-age NT. Pregnancy tested cows: young NT; mid-age $1130-1375.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $60-73; over 1100 lbs. $66-81.25. Feeder bulls $120-129.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $93-98.50. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $86-92.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: 100-200 lb. $230-460.
Some representative sales: Dennis Smock, Bridgeport, 275 lb. steer at $202.50; MTS Cattle, Aledo, 335 lb. steer at $187.50; Jim Butler, Sanger, 420 lb. steer at $170; Bill Shanklin, Boyd, 395 lb. heifer at $150; Jayson Berndt, Sanger, 400 lb. heifer at $152.50; Scaling Bros, Henrietta, 11 head deal, 565 lb. heifer at $144.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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