MARKETS

Hamilton Tuesday

Hamilton, TX — August 13

Receipts 100. The fire in the Garden City, KS Tyson Plant has proved to have an enormous effect on the cash market for both feeder and stocker calves. The futures market has gone down the limit for both August 12-13. This plant killed 6000 fat calves a day and 5-7% of the nation’s calves. One would think this would only effect prices on current fat calves, but the beef industry has proven again that it is run too much by emotion on events such as these.
Steers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $145-155; 400-500 lbs. $130-140; 500-600 lbs. $115-125; 600-700 lbs. $115-120; 700 lbs. & up $95-110.
Heifers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $130-140; 400-500 lbs. $115-125; 500-600 lbs. $110-120; 600-700 lbs. $100-110; 700 lbs. & up $95-105.
Packer cows, high yielding $55-60; med. yielding $45-54, low yielding $35-44.
Packer bulls, high yielding $82-84; med. yielding NT; low yielding $75-80.
Cow-calf pairs: choice NT; med. quality NT; aged split.
Bred cows: choice $800-1025; med. quality $600-850; aged weighed.
Stocker steers sharply lower. Feeder steers sharply lower. Stocker heifers sharply lower. Feeder heifers sharply lower. Packer cows steady. Packer bulls steady. Cow/calf pairs steady. Bred cows steady.

Waco Livestock Auction

Waco, TX — August 13

Receipts 443.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $140-185; 300-400 lbs. $140-165; 400-500 lbs. $125-145; 500-600 lbs. $120-135; 600-700 lbs. $110-125; 700-800 lbs. $95-115.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $130-150; 300-400 lbs. $120-140; 400-500 lbs. $115-130; 500-600 lbs. $110-125; 600-700 lbs. $105-120; 700-800 lbs. $90-110.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $60-68; low yielding $47-56; fats $55-65; thin & shelly $40-46.
Packer bulls (1250-2075 lbs.) $65-85.
Cow & Calf Pairs: young choice $1100-1300; young fair $1000-1100; aged pairs $800-1000.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $550-1100.

Corsicana Livestock Auction

Corsicana, TX — August 13

Receipts 455.
Steers: No. 1, 300 lbs.-down $155-170; 300-400 lbs. $135-150; 400-500 lbs. $130-140; 500-600 lbs. $124-130; 600-700 lbs. $117-125; 700-800 lbs. $105-115.
Heifers: No. 1, 300 lbs.-down $135-145; 300-400 lbs. $125-135; 400-500 lbs. $115-128; 500-600 lbs. $105-115; 600-700 lbs. $100-107; 700-800 lbs. $88-102.
High yield packer cows $58-64; bulls $82-85; low yield cows NT; bulls NT. Top pairs $1025-1175; low middle pairs $700-900. Stocker cows young $900-1050; older $575-750.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — August 14

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 3,465. Feeder steers sold $4-6 lower. Feeder heifers traded $6-8 lower. Demand light to moderate. Steer and heifer calves were to lightly tested for an accurate trend but a much lower undertone was noted. Demand light. Much needed rain and cooler weather came in last night bringing relief to the triple digits temps.
Feeder Cattle Steers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 404-432 160.00-165.00 Thin Fleshed; 484 156.00; 557-573 144.00-145.00; 606 136.00 Unweaned; 691 138.50; 666 136.00 Unweaned; 711 137.50; 751-760 136.00-140.00; 810-849 129.00-134.50; 872 132.00; 904 125.00; 954 130.50; 1018 120.25 Fancy.
Heifers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 390 143.00; 483 133.00; 542 130.00; 586 133.00; 644 132.00; 613-634 120.00-121.00 Unweaned; 671-683 129.00-134.50; 707-738 125.00-128.00; 724 126.75 Thin Fleshed; 767-780 121.00-124.50; 804-849 116.50-121.75; 877 114.00 Fleshy; 903 115.00; 1041 104.00.
Bulls - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 259 195.00; 344 177.50; 369 175.00; 614 132.00.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – August 15

(F-S) Alfalfa and hay movement very limited. Few sales trading steady to weak. Fourth cutting of alfalfa in the works for producers with concerns of blister beetle issues for horse hay buyers taking hold. Most dairies limiting hay purchases adding to lack of demand and movement. Reports of some areas receiving three inches of rain over the week. Producers in Western and Southwestern side of the state experiencing drought like conditions.
Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality $185-190. Premium quality $160-170. Good to fair quality $120-140. Grinding hay $95-100.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Good quality $55-70 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Good quality $70-80 per ton.

Jordan Weekly
Market Report

Mason & San Saba - August 15

Receipts totaled 2,054 head. After a rough week on the feeder cattle and live cattle boards and difficult markets early in the week, the market closed up much higher August 15 with a good demand on all classes of cattle. Stocker steers were steady to $5 higher and stocker heifers were steady. Feeder steers were steady to $5 lower and feeder heifers were steady. Packer cows were a $1 higher and bulls were steady. Pairs and bred cows also sold steady on a limited test.
Steers: Choice calves under 200 lbs. $160-186; 200-300 lbs. $160-186; 300-400 lbs. $160-186; 400-500 lbs. $140-176; 500-600 lbs. $125-151; 600-700 lbs. $118-134; 700-800 lbs. $115-122.
Heifers: Choice calves under 200 lbs. $135-176; 200-300 lbs. $135-160; 300-400 lbs. $130-143; 400-500 lbs. $120-142; 500-600 lbs. $110-141; 600-700 lbs. $105-125; 700-800 lbs. $100-115.
Yearlings: Choice steers 700-800 lbs. $118-126; Choice steers 800+ lbs. $105-123.50; Choice heifers 700-800 lbs. $108-122; Choice heifers 800+ lbs. $90-112; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $100-140; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $90-130; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $40-100.
Cows: Choice bred NT; Medium to good bred $950-1100; Plainer & older bred $610-940; High yield $62-70; Medium yield $54-61; Low yield $44-61; Heiferettes & young stockers $60-95.
Bulls: High yield $84-88.50; Medium yield $77-83.50; Low yield $67-77; Feeders $67-82.
Pairs: Choice $1300-1425; Medium to good $1060-1290; Plainer & older pairs $800-1090.
Some representative sales: Douglas McWilliams, Voca, 1 steer 320 lbs at $186; Gilbert Kirk, Briggs, 2 steers 458 lbs at $170; Mark Locker, Richland Springs, 4 steers 499 lbs at $161; Glenn Stuart, Rochelle, 1 heifer 685 lbs at $123; G&G Parson, Llano, 1 heifer 715 lbs at $122; HG Parker, Lampasas, 1 heifer 765 lbs at $118.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — August 16

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc.: 750. The market was $3-6 lower due to the massive losses in futures due to the Holcomb packing plant catching on fire. The market is most likely going to be unstable and hard to figure out what it will be doing in upcoming weeks. This plant being out will be a issue for fat cattle prices but it could be compensated by other plants. The biggest problem we’ll be facing I feel will be the paper trading that can influence the futures market in big waves. The calves that were worked and weaned still had demand. The fleshy unworked calves and the plainer end was the ones taking the bigger hits in price. The stock cows $50 cheaper with most of them being short breds. The packer cows was steady.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $175-200; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $165-195; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $150-175; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $140-150; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $137-145; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $130-140.
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 $120-138; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $120-135; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $120-130.
#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. $75-95. Slaughter cows #1, $55-70, cutters $40-50.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 years: Large frame $950-1100, medium frame $600-850.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $1100-1400, medium frame $800-900. Baby Calves: $100-200.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — August 16

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 496 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $168.75-195; 250-300 lb. $136.69-195; 300-350 lb. $165.65-185; 350-400 lb. $150.21-172.50; 400-450 lb. $140.38-157.50; 450-500 lb. $133.54-148; 500-550 lb. $128.31-140; 550-600 lb. $125.65-134; 600-650 lb. $126.47-135; 650-700 lb. $123-130; 700-750 lb. $111.45-129; 750-800 lb. $124-127; 800 lbs. and up $48-48.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $153-195; 250-300 lb. $143.25-150; 300-350 lb. $131.44-147.50; 350-400 lb. $125.81-158; 400-450 lb. $126.07-138; 450-500 lb. $124.98-138; 500-550 lb. $124.95-137; 550-600 lb. $121.59-129; 600-650 lb. $118.09-126; 650-700 lb. $119.40-123; 700-750 lb. $115.90-124; 750-800 lb. NT; 800 lbs. and up NT.
Stocker cows $60-113. Slaughter cows $30-60. Bulls $72-100. Pairs $900-1400. Cows per head $700-1075. Bulls per head NT.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — August 16

(F-S) Hay trades were mostly steady to instances $5 higher depending on quality. Trade activity was moderate to good. A volatile cattle market has really tightened the wallet on feed rations for feedlots. The panhandle had a few chances of showers to bring short lived relief to some areas. Hay production continued with most producers finishing their second cutting in north and east Texas. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: $240-255. Small bales: Delivered: Premium: $264-272, $8.00-8.25 per bale. Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg $195-215. Calf $220-225. Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme: $165-200. Small Bales: $264, $8 per bale. Wheat: Large Bales: Delivered: Beardless $145-200. Rained on $95-125. Sorghum: Large Bales: Delivered: $150-155. Bluestem: Large Bales: Delivered: $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 $250-260; 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.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — August 17

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 665 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $135-200; 300-400 lbs. $125-185; 400-500 lbs. $120-180; 500-600 lbs. $115-140; 600-700 lbs. $100-135; 700-800 lbs. $100-125.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $125-160; 300-400 lbs. $120-136; 400-500 lbs. $115-125; 500-600 lbs. $110-125; 600-700 lbs. $100-110; 700-800 lbs. $95-105.
Slaughter cows $67. Heavy bulls $85-96. Stocker cows $500-1000. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1000-1350. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves NT.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — August 17

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 952 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $135-195; 300-400 lbs. $120-180; 400-500 lbs. $120-175; 500 lbs. and up $90-145.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $125-185, 300-400 lbs. $110-170; 400-500 lbs. $100-147.50; 500 lbs. and up $80-135.
Slaughter cows $25-67. Slaughter bulls $75-91. Stocker cows $350-1550, pairs $750-1450. Baby calves $35-285.
Holstein: steers 400-600 lbs. at $45-55. Holstein: heifers NT. Goats 16 heads: $30-215.

Meridian Livestock Commission

Meridian, TX — August 19

Receipts at Meridian Livestock Commission: 254. Stocker and feeder steers fully $10 higher. Stocker and feeder heifers fully $10 higher. Slaughter cows fully steady. Packer bulls fully steady. Cow/calf pairs no test. Young replacements $50-100 higher with a fair selection of cows.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $150-172.50; 300-400 lbs. $150-167.50; 400-500 lbs. $135-151; 500-600 lbs. $125-132; 600-700 lbs. $120-129; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $130-135; 400-500 lbs. $120-138; 500-600 lbs. $115-121; 600-700 lbs. $115-121; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Slaughter cows, high yielding NT; low yielding NT; fats NT; thin & shelly NT.
Packer bulls NT.
Pairs: young choice NT; young fair NT; aged pairs NT.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows NT.
16 mixed steers, 757 lbs. at $117.50/lb.; 9 mixed steers, 559 lbs. at $128/lb.; 8 RMF heifers, 700 lbs. at $117.50/lb.; 22 mixed steers, 659 lbs. at $129/lb.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — August 19

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 819 head including: 24 bulls, 208 cows, 28 calves, 93 Longhorns, 137 stocker heifers, 174 stocker bulls/steers, 67 feeder heifers, 98 feeder steers. The market rebounded from August 12’s nose dive 2-5 weight heifers had double digit gains on high prices with weighted average on 5-6 weights $7-10 higher. 4-6 weight steers weighted average was $5-13 higher. USDA quoted feeders $4-6 higher. Decatur did not have enough quality feeders for a valid test. Packers were steady to $1.50 higher. Most bred cows and pairs were older with only a few going back to country. Triple digit heat in the Texas/Oklahoma market area with deteriating grazing is a catch 22 situation. It is not desirable to ship cattle in such heat but they will start losing weight as the grass drys out. Pray for rain!
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $92.50-187.50; WA $156.75; 300-399 lbs. $62.50-167.50; WA $135.23; 400-499 lbs. $100-154, WA $133.92; 500-599 lbs. $116-141, WA $130.83; 600-699 lbs. $110-130, WA $123.19; 700-799 lbs. $91-126, WA $118.07; 800-899 lbs. $112-123.50; WA $116.18; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $120-162, WA $132.50; 300-399 lbs. $63-150, WA $115.72; 400-499 lbs. $61-149, WA $115.16; 500-599 lbs. $59-140, WA $119.04; 600-699 lbs. $67-127.50; WA $118.93; 700-799 lbs. $105-119.50, WA $115.57; 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 NT.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $66-73.50; over 1100 lbs. $44-65. Feeder bulls NT.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. NT. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $74-89.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: 100-200 lb. NT.
Some representative sales: Von Underwood, Paradise, 280 lb. steer at $187.50; Gwen Vawter, Aubrey, 345 lb. steer at $167.50; Mauricio Garcia, Bridgeport, 405 lb. steer at $170; Jose Garcia, Sanger, 325 lb. heifer at $150; Cross Creek Ranch, Decatur, 445 lb. heifer at $149; Matthew McCulloch, Weatherford, 580 lb. heifer at $140.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — August 19

952 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $120-200; 300-400 lbs. $120-165; 400-500 lbs. $100-147.50; over 500 lbs. $90-133.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $110-190; 300-400 lbs. $105-142.50; 400-500 lbs. $100-133; over 500 lbs. $80-124.
Packer cows $34-71; Packer bulls $58-94. Stocker cows $550-1250. Cow/calf pairs $650-1350 Calves $2-240.

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — August 19

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 2,382. Feeder steers and heifers sold $4-6 higher. Steer and heifer calves not well tested. Demand moderate to good. Quality plain to average. Triple digit temps are expected to continue for the next few days. This along with an uncertain market has limited receipts.
Feeder Cattle Steers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 297 185.00; 411-446 153.00-167.00; 451-486 158.00-159.00; 504-520 158.00-164.00; 552-556 150.00-152.00; 662-683 137.00-144.00; 661 150.50 Thin Fleshed; 713 137.50; 768-770 133.50-138.50; 802-828 134.50-137.50; 865-895 128.75-138.00; 908 131.00; 955 127.50.
Heifers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt). Wt Range; Price Range: 304 158.00; 491-493 136.00-140.00; 526 137.50; 561-597 136.00-138.50; 606-641 126.00-136.50; 652-690 129.50-137.00; 708-732 125.50-128.75; 764-781 122.25-124.00; 801-827 118.50-121.00; 849 118.00 Fleshy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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