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Waco Livestock Auction

Waco, TX — October 2

Receipts 918.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $160-200; 300-400 lbs. $150-185; 400-500 lbs. $140-170; 500-600 lbs. $130-160; 600-700 lbs. $130-145; 700-800 lbs. $120-135.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $140-165; 300-400 lbs. $130-165; 400-500 lbs. $130-150; 500-600 lbs. $125-150; 600-700 lbs. $120-140; 700-800 lbs. $115-130.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $50-59; low yielding $40-48; fats $50-57; thin & shelly $25-40.
Packer bulls (1250-2075 lbs.) $65-82.
Cow & Calf Pairs: young choice $1000-1250; young fair $800-1000; aged pairs $600-800.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $500-950.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — October 3

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 11,008. Feeder steers sold $2-3 higher. Feeder heifers traded mostly $4-8 higher with most increases being on lighter weight yearlings. Steer and heifer calves sold $2-4 lower with exception of long weaned thinner fleshed calves trading mostly steady. Demand good to very good for feeder cattle, moderate for calves. Quality plain to average, few attractive. Effective Tuesday October 16, 2018, this report will be discontinued.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 299 lbs 208.00; 398 lbs 184.00, 366 lbs Thin Fleshed 197.50; 400-500 lbs 178.00-189.00; 500-600 lbs 158.00-175.00, 507 lbs Fleshy 162.00, 583 lbs Thin Fleshed 183.00; 600-700 lbs 160.00-169.00, Calves 145.50-156.00, Fancy 178.50; 700-800 lbs 161.50-166.50, 721 lbs Calves 150.00, 769 lbs Fleshy 155.50; 800-900 lbs 155.00-164.00, Thin Fleshed 163.50-166.00; 1000-1100 lbs 135.50.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 277 lbs 158.00; 335 lbs 150.00; 400-500 lbs 145.00-158.00, Fleshy 145.00-155.00, 480 lbs Thin Fleshed 156.00; 500-600 lbs 151.00-161.00, Fleshy 141.00-144.00, Thin Fleshed 156.50-170.00; 600-700 lbs 153.50-166.50, Calves 141.00-146.50, 648 lbs Fleshy 154.00; 700-800 lbs 147.75-156.50, 747 lbs Fleshy 145.00; 800-900 lbs 138.00-145.50; 900-1000 lbs 123.00-138.50.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 393 lbs 195.00; 400-500 lbs 172.00-177.50, 463 lbs Fleshy 167.50; 500-600 lbs 164.00-165.00, 547 lbs Fleshy 143.00.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – October 4

(F-S) Alfalfa trade mostly moderate. Movement was moderate to occasionally active. Demand was good for all offerings, very good for Supreme quality alfalfa which is scarce. Supplies and offerings fairly light. Prices were mostly steady, instances $10 higher. Wheat planting reached 41 percent completion last week, up 13 percent from last year and 2 percent above average. Some producers still spraying for army worms. Heavy, possibly damaging rains are forecast for portions of western Oklahoma over the next few days.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales $220-240, instances $250. Premium quality $200-220. Good quality large square and large round bales $180-200. Fair quality $150-170.
Western Oklahoma: Supreme quality large square bales $220-240, instances $250. Premium quality large square bales $200-220. Good quality large round and large square bales $180-200.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Good quality Bermuda grass in 4x6 through 5x6 bales mostly $110-140 per ton. Good quality mixed grass hay 4x5 and 5x5 bales $40-50 per bale. Mixed grass $80-90 per ton, mostly $85.
Western Oklahoma: Good quality mixed grass round bales $90-110 per ton. Mixed grass 5x5 1/2 to 5x6 bales $60-70 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Mixed grass hay in 4x5 bales $40-50 per bale.

San Angelo Cattle

San Angelo, TX — October 4

(F-S) Receipts at Producers Livestock Auction Co.: 1300. Steer and heifer calves and yearlings firm. Slaughter cows $1-2 lower; slaughter bulls $2-4 lower in light test. Stock cows and pairs steady in light test. Trading fairly active, demand good.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs 208.00-210.00; 420 lbs 192.00; 500-600 lbs 166.00-173.50.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 2 493 lbs 143.00; 550-600 lbs 130.00-139.00; 600-700 lbs 130.00-133.00; 700-800 lbs 110.00-124.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 340 lbs 208.00; 416 lbs 158.00; 503 lbs 140.00; 650-700 lbs 138.00-141.00; 700-800 lbs 127.00-132.50; 857 lbs 123.50.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean weight avg dress hi-dress low-dress Breakers 75-80 1200-1900 lbs 45.00-55.00. Boners 80-85 1050-1500 lbs 50.00-55.50. Lean 85-90 850-1400 lbs 47.00-55.50 41.00-47.00 85-90 600-900 lbs 32.00-42.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1500-2450 lbs 76.00-80.00; low-yielding 1150-1600 lbs 65.00-76.50.
Pregnancy Tested Stock Cows And Heifers: All sold by the head. Medium and Large 1-2 1050.00-1100.00.
Cow/Calf Pairs: All sold by the pair. All have 150-350 lbs calves. Medium and Large 2 1025.00.
Stocker And Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 (young) 800-1000 lbs 93.00-109.00 cwt; (young and middle age) 800-1100 lbs 77.00-85.00 cwt; (middle age) 900-1450 lbs 57.50-75.00 cwt; (thin &/or aged) 800-1375 lbs 43.00-59.00 cwt.

Jordan Weekly
Market Report

Mason & San Saba - October 4

Receipts totaled 2,688 head. The demand continued good on all classes of calves and yearlings. The stocker steers and heifers all sold steady after the last several weeks of increases. The feeder steers and heifers all sold steady. Packer cows sold $3 lower and packer bulls were $2 lower. No real test on pairs and bred cows with a limited number being offered.
Steers: Choice calves 200-400 lbs. $180-229; Choice calves 400-600 lbs. $150-210; Choice calves 600-700 lbs. $140-165.
Heifers: Choice calves 200-400 lbs. $150-185; Choice calves 400-600 lbs. $135-172; Choice calves 600-700 lbs. $128-151.
Yearlings: Choice steers 700-800 lbs. $135-148; Choice steers 800+ lbs. $130-143; Choice heifers 700-800 lbs. $120-132; Choice heifers 800+ lbs. $110-121; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $130-170; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $110-145; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $100-130.
Cows: Choice bred $1150-1250; Medium to good bred $950-1140; Plainer & older bred $650-940; High yield $55-63; Medium yield $44-54; Low yield $37-43; Heiferettes & young stockers $65-100.
Bulls: High yield $75-79.50; Medium yield $70-74; Low yield $63-69; Feeders $63-74.
Pairs: Choice NT; Medium to good NT; Plainer & older pairs NT.
Some representative sales: Calvert Creek Ranch, Bluffton, 1 steer 315 lbs at $220; Mike Howard, Mullin, 1 steer 390 lbs 213; Bobby Ratliff, Llano, 1 steer 440 lbs at $196; Paul Schuessler, Valley Spring, 1 heifer 415 lbs at $172; Clarence & Elliot Jacoby, Fredericksburg, 3 heifers 423 lbs at $164; Brooks Angus Ranch, Brady, 22 heifers 522 lbs at $149.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — October 5

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc.: 1852. The calf market was $3-5 lower on most classes of new crop calves. The weaned calf market was steady on the long weaned calves, the short weaned calves was lower. The feeder cattle was steady on most classes of yearlings and the thin fleshed yearlings had the most demand. The stock cow market was steady and packer cows was $1-2 lower on the big carcass cows and the light carcass cows $3-5 lower again. Gainesville is taking consignment for their special cow sale November 14th.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $190-240; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $180-200; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $155-175; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $150-165; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $148-168; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $150-165.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $155-175; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $150-165; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $140-155; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $130-145; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $130-145; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $125-138.
#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. $70-92. Slaughter cows #1, $50-63, cutters $20-40.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 years: Large frame $900-1250, medium frame $650-850.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $1000-1550, medium frame $800-1000.
Baby Calves: Holstein calves NT, Crossbred calves $100-250.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — October 5

(F-S) Most hay classes remained steady. Average ground and delivered Alfalfa traded with instances $20 lower. Supply and demand were good with a variety of hay on the market as we head into the fall months. CRP, hay grazer and wheat hay were trickling into the market this time of year. Coastal Bermuda producers in the East and South are working on baling their 4th crop of the season; some have reported problems with army worms. 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 $170. Small bales: FOB: $264, $8-per bale Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: Avg $205-235. Calf $235-240. Wheat Hay: Ground and Delivered: $197. Large Rounds: Delivered: $165-170. Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium $180. Hay Grazer: Large Bales: FOB: $100. Large Bales: Delivered: $115. CRP: Large Bales: Delivered: $85-105. Corn Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: $107-110.
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 $231-264, $7-8 per bale; Fair to Good $165-198, $5-6 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-170, $60-85 per roll; Fair to Good $100-120, $50-60 per roll.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — October 6

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 1288 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $140-215; 300-400 lbs. $130-215; 400-500 lbs. $120-185; 500-600 lbs. $115-164; 600-700 lbs. $110-144; 700-800 lbs. $105-139.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $130-180; 300-400 lbs. $120-175; 400-500 lbs. $115-145; 500-600 lbs. $110-145; 600-700 lbs. $105-133; 700-800 lbs. $100-127.
Slaughter cows $25-50. Heavy bulls $68-76. Stocker cows $575-1025. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1000-1250. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves $95-140.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — October 6

Receipts: 1966.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $47-57; fat cows $45-55; canner cows $25-48.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $60-78; light bulls $75-92.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice NT; good $1200-1520; plain $900-1150; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $750-1240.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $160-220; 200-300 lbs. $150-215; 300-400 lbs. $145-212; 400-500 lbs. $135-197; 500-600 lbs. $130-170; 600-700 lbs. $120-153; 700-800 lbs. $115-146.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $145-200; 200-300 lbs. $140-190; 300-400 lbs. $135-180; 400-500 lbs. $130-175; 500-600 lbs. $125-158; 600-700 lbs. $120-146; 700-800 lbs. $105-128.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $25-40 behind these figures.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — October 6

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 1915 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $140-235; 300-400 lbs. $130-215; 400-500 lbs. $120-185; 500 lbs. and up $100-177.50.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $135-200, 300-400 lbs. $125-205; 400-500 lbs. $110-185; 500 lbs. and up $80-169.
Slaughter cows $10-54. Slaughter bulls $40-85. Stocker cows $350-1200, pairs $650-1400. Baby calves $55-275.
Holstein: steers $35-55. Holstein: heifers $250-500. Goats: 37 head at $35-200.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — October 8

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 1625 head including: 39 bulls, 503 cows, 50 calves, 111 Longhorns, 278 stocker heifers, 368 stocker bulls/steers, 98 feeder heifers, 178 feeder bulls/steers. USDA quoted the regional market with feeders $3-4, 5-6 weight calves $6-8 and unweaned calves $10/cwt lower. Some of this is in response to the recent on feed report but the big concern, as it relates to calves, is the temperature swings, especially with forecast for widespread rain. The risk is reduced if calves are long weaned and vaccinated against respiratory disease. Large numbers of cows continue to come to town. Most were older short breds or opens. An indicator of their condition is the high ratio that did not breed back on time or were open, ie 35% of cows tested were open. Several of the consignments were due to army worms decimating pastures. Packer prices on cows were $2-3 lower as they deal with the glut of cattle in the food chain.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $155-200; WA $174; 300-399 lbs. $88-195; WA $150.72; 400-499 lbs. $71-175, WA $146.82; 500-599 lbs. $82-160, WA $142.96; 600-699 lbs. $79-150, WA $126.71; 700-799 lbs. $70-150 WA $134.61; 800-899 lbs. NT; WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $100-185, WA $146.45; 300-399 lbs. $90-170, WA $135.94; 400-499 lbs. $69-152, WA $128.23; 500-599 lbs. $60-138, WA $129.86; 600-699 lbs. $70-134; WA $122.16; 700-799 lbs. $100-127.50, WA $118.52; 800-899 lbs. NT, WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young NT; mid-age NT. Pregnancy tested cows: young $830-1030; mid-age $800-975.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $48-56; over 1100 lbs. $20-46. Feeder bulls $79-130.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $78-83. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $54.50-75.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: 100-200 lb. $110-270.
Some representative sales: Kris Schertz, Anna, 220 lb. steer at $200; Ira Wyse, Argyle, 300 lb. steer at $195; Kelly Rogers, Springtown, 6 head deal, 444 lb. steer at $172.50; Mike Mays, Aubrey, 2 head deal, 255 lb. heifer at $175; B & C Cattle, Bryson, 315 lb. heifer at $170; C L Gage Jr., Decatur, 2 head deal, 405 lb. heifer at $148.

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — October 8

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 5,600. Feeder steers and heifers few sales $3-5 lower. Steer and heifer calves are trading sharply lower mostly $6-8 lower, with instances up to $10 lower for un-weaned bawling calves. Quality plain to average. Several fleshy fresh off the cow calves are on offer. Rain and cooler temps are expected for most of the week keeping buyers cautious of un-weaned calves. Demand light to moderate.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 270 lbs 196.00; 395 lbs Fleshy 167.00; 400-500 lbs 163.00-173.00, Fleshy 150.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs 157.50-164.00, Fleshy 149.00-159.00; 600-700 lbs 153.00-163.50, Calves 140.00-155.50; 700-800 lbs 147.50-162.50, Calves 140.00-151.00, 755 lbs Fleshy 143.00; 800-900 lbs 144.00-148.00; 900-1000 lbs 136.00-143.00.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 259 lbs 150.00; 360 lbs 147.00; 491 lbs 147.00, Fleshy 134.00-141.00; 500-600 lbs 142.00-155.00, Fleshy 131.00-144.00; 600-700 lbs 144.00-157.00, Calves 135.50-149.75, 667 lbs Thin Fleshed 154.75; 700-800 lbs 131.00-148.50, Fleshy 137.00-139.00, 701 lbs Value Added 151.50; 800-900 lbs 137.00-138.00; 928 lbs 127.00.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 428 lbs 164.00; 559 lbs 144.00, Fleshy 141.00-148.00; 756 lbs Fleshy 120.00; 1038 lbs 99.00.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — October 8

2007 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $110-185; 300-400 lbs. $110-180; 400-500 lbs. $110-180; over 500 lbs. $100-162.50.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $100-165; 300-400 lbs. $100-152.50; 400-500 lbs. $100-142.50; over 500 lbs. $90-132.50.
Packer cows $21-55; Packer bulls $47-83. Stocker cows $550-1575. Cow/calf pairs $590-1425 Calves $3-240.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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