MARKETS

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — July 9

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 3066 head including: 36 bulls, 506 cows, 119 calves, 204 Longhorns, 682 stocker heifers, 719 stocker bulls/steers, 343 feeder heifers, 457 feeder steers. Strongest demand was for 5-6 weight calves, as evident by their double digit gains relative to Decatur’s previous sale. 7-9 weight feeders were $5-8 higher. However, a comparison to the previous sale is misleading in that the June 25 market reflected the negative impact of the On Feed report. Most markets were closed July 4 so Decatur had an increased demand. The heat and drought has put downward pressure on 2-4 weights and unweaned calves of all weights. The feed lots sold a lot of beef so the demand and prices were higher for 7-9 weight feeders to replenish the supply as well as 5-6 weight weaned calves to be ready to replace these feeders when they are harvested in 3-4 months. Even after this, counting July 9 gains, the market fundamentals support the higher prices as was experienced July 9. Packer prices were steady in spite of aggressive culling and cut back to the cow herds.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $70-192.50; WA $136.86; 300-399 lbs. $77.5-190; WA $148.32; 400-499 lbs. $61-170, WA $144.30; 500-599 lbs. $68-167, WA $147.07; 600-699 lbs. $57-157.50, WA $148.10; 700-799 lbs. $66-152.50 WA $139.98; 800-899 lbs. $100-131; WA $123.38; 900-999 lbs. $81-124, WA $117.65.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $60-170, WA $127.56; 300-399 lbs. $67-157.50, WA $125.58; 400-499 lbs. $61-157.50, WA $134; 500-599 lbs. $49-153, WA $136.90; 600-699 lbs. $62-139; WA $132.48; 700-799 lbs. $90-139, WA $122.89; 800-899 lbs. $88-122.50, WA $115.53; 900-999 lbs. $84-123, WA $107.86.
Pairs: young $1000-1450; mid-age $1000-1350. Pregnancy tested cows: young $820-1260; mid-age $850-1140.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $62.50-68; over 1100 lbs. $30-60.50. Feeder bulls $81-130
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $87-95.50. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $80-85.50.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: 100-200 lb. $170-340.
Some representative sales: Nestor Devora, 275 lb. steer at $192.50; Harvey Demel, Decatur, 350 lb. steer at $182.50; Kelly Myers, Decatur, 4 head deal, 408 lb. steer at $170; Tyson Loos, Sunset, 250 lb. heifer at $170; Dennis Brooks, Alvord, 305 lb. heifer at $157.50; Patrick Johnson, Chico, 2 head deal, 407 lb. heifer at $152.50.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – July 5

(F-S) Alfalfa trade was slow to moderate. Demand moderate to good. Lower trending milk prices weighed heavily on dairy hay demand. The market was only lightly tested but prices were mainly steady. Limited supplies and offerings are limiting downturns in pricing. Second cutting is wrapping up and third cutting is underway in central and western counties. This year’s alfalfa harvest is expected to be well below average. Grass hay baling is underway statewide but trading remains slow to moderate. Demand so far is moderate to good for all grass hay offerings. Yields are well below average statewide.
Central Oklahoma: Premium quality $180-200, mostly $190. Good quality large square and large round bales $160-170.
Eastern Oklahoma: Premium quality $180-190 per ton. Few local sales small square bales $12-14 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium quality large square bales $180-190. Good quality bunk hay $150-165. Fair quality large round bales $140-150.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Good quality mixed grass hay 4x5 bales $35-45 per bale, Fair quality $30-35 per bale. Wheat hay in round and large square bales $90-120 per ton, mostly $100-110 per ton. Mixed grass $80-100 per ton.
Western Oklahoma: New Crop: Wheat hay mostly in round bales $100-120 per ton.
Eastern Oklahoma: New crop: Mixed grass hay in 4x5 and 4x5 1/2 bales $35-45, mostly $35 per bale.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — July 7

Receipts: 1705.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $48-66; fat cows $45-64; canner cows $35-60.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $65-89; light bulls $65-91.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice $1500-2275; good $1175-1325; plain $950-1150; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $750-2350.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $165-215; 200-300 lbs. $160-205; 300-400 lbs. $145-190; 400-500 lbs. $140-175; 500-600 lbs. $135-160; 600-700 lbs. $125-148; 700-800 lbs. $115-143.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $145-205; 200-300 lbs. $130-190; 300-400 lbs. $130-180; 400-500 lbs. $125-170; 500-600 lbs. $120-160; 600-700 lbs. $115-144; 700-800 lbs. $105-135.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $25-40 behind these figures.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — July 7

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 1125 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $150-205; 300-400 lbs. $140-195; 400-500 lbs. $130-170; 500 lbs. and up $110-165.50.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $140-200, 300-400 lbs. $130-165; 400-500 lbs. $130-225; 500 lbs. and up $100-160.
Slaughter cows $30-61. Slaughter bulls $65-91. Stocker cows $500-1100, pairs $700-1500. Baby calves $100-285.
Holstein: steers $50-78. Holstein: heifers $500-1150. Goats: 33 head at $40-120.

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — July 9

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 8,001. Feeder steers and heifers mostly $1-4 higher. 500-600 lb. steer and heifer calves $1-3 higher, no test on lighter calves. Compared to two weeks ago: Feeder steers and heifers $5-10 higher. 500-600 lb. steer and heifer calves $7-12 higher with no test on lightweight calves. Demand good to very good for all classes. Quality plain to attractive. Several new crop calves on offer. Cash cattle trade July 6 ended on a sharply higher note with very large volumes of negotiated fed cattle trade and buyer demand following suit.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 283 lbs Thin Fleshed 207.00; 336 lbs Thin Fleshed 213.00; 400-500 lbs 168.50-189.00, 480 lbs Fleshy 167.00; 500-600 lbs 168.00-170.00, Fleshy 155.00-160.00; 600-700 lbs 155.00-167.00, Calves 146.00-162.00, 635 lbs Fleshy 159.50, 661 lbs Thin Fleshed 166.00; 700-800 lbs 151.50-160.00, Calves 138.50-147.75, 789 lbs Full 146.50; 800-900 lbs 144.00-149.75; 900-1000 lbs 131.25-143.75; 1000-1100 lbs 121.25-128.00, 1064 lbs Full 116.00.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 282 lbs 172.00; 300-400 lbs 162.50-176.00; 400-500 lbs 152.00-158.00, 442 lbs Fleshy 150.00; 500-600 lbs 146.00-158.50, Fleshy 143.50-144.50, 518 lbs Thin Fleshed 160.00; 600-700 lbs 139.50-151.00, 629 lbs Calves 139.00, 659 lbs Fleshy 135.00; 700-800 lbs 133.00-143.50, 737 lbs Calves 131.50; 800-900 lbs 129.00-133.50, Fleshy 122.00-126.00; 900-1000 lbs 121.00-124.00.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium and Large 1 308 lbs 199.00; 400-500 lbs 159.00-170.00, 420 lbs Fleshy 160.00; 500-600 lbs 139.00-146.00; 687 lbs Fleshy 131.00.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — July 9

1596 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $130-202.50; 300-400 lbs. $125-195; 400-500 lbs. $110-157.50; over 500 lbs. $100-152.50.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $110-185; 300-400 lbs. $110-160; 400-500 lbs. $100-147.50; over 500 lbs. $80-142.50.
Packer cows $38-65. Packer bulls $63-92. Stocker cows $450-1350. Cow/calf pairs $610-1225 Calves $5-290.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — July 9

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 3355. Dorper lambs $5 higher; wool lambs steady; BBD lambs $5 higher; ewes $5 higher; kids steady; nannies steady.
Slaughter Kids: feeders 20-40 lbs. $185-250; light slaughter 40-70 lbs. $185-260; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $150-240; show kids NT.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $60-110/hd; Medium $115-150/hd; Fleshy $160-225/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Spanish Nannies: Med. Quality $135-175/hd; Choice Quality $175-250/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $125-150; Breeding $150-165; Choice Young Billies NT.
Dorper lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $170-210; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $160-235; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $120-150; fancy ewe lambs NT.
Dorper: Ewes $50-150/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks NT; Choice Dorper Rams $70-90.
Wool lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. NT; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $130-170; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $110-130; show lambs NT.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $40-75.
Barbadoes: Lambs $110-120; Ewes $40-75/hd; Rams $100-250/hd.
Fancier kids/lambs will consistently bring $15-25/cwt higher than what is posted on this market report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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