The Weekly Livestock Reporter

Market Reports

Meridian Monday

Meridian, TX — July 8. Receipts at Meridian Livestock Commission: 432. Stocker and feeder steers: fully steady. Stocker and feeder heifers: fully steady. Slaughter cows: very active fully steady. Packer bulls: no test. Cow/calf pairs: no test. Young replacements: no test.

Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $325-402; 300-400 lbs. $300-343; 400-500 lbs. $290-309; 500-600 lbs. $250-285; 600-700 lbs. $250-262; 700-800 lbs. NT.

Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $280-311; 300-400 lbs. $270-297; 400-500 lbs. $255-289; 500-600 lbs. $245-269; 600-700 lbs. $210-242; 700-800 lbs. NT.

Slaughter cows, high yielding $140-150; low yielding $125-135; fats $130-145; thin & shelly $80-115.

Packer bulls $154-181.

Pairs: young choice: 3 at $3000; young fair: split; aged pairs: split.

Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $1500-2150.


Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — July 8 - Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 2597. Dorper lambs: steady to $10 higher; wool lambs: steady to $10 higher; BBD lambs: steady; ewes: steady; kids: $10 higher; nannies: steady.

Slaughter Goat Kids: 20-40 lbs. $200-335; 40-70 lbs. $200-350; 70 lbs. & up $215-315; show kids: NT.

Slaughter Nannies: Thin $40-90/hd; Medium $100-140/hd; Fleshy $150-230/hd.

Replacement Nannies: Med. Quality $100-150/hd; Choice Quality $150-225/hd.

Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $150-210; Breeding $210-225.

Pygmy & Nigerian Dwarfs: Kids $100-200; Nannies $25-65/hd; Billies $120-170.

Dorper lambs: 20-40 lbs. $150-250; 40-70 lbs. $175-265; 70 lbs. & up $185-270; ewe lambs NT.

Dorper: Ewes $35-200/hd; Choice Dorper Rams $110-160.

Wool lambs: 20-40 lbs. NT;  40-70 lbs. $200-245; 70 lbs. & up $185-250; show lambs NT.

Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $60-110; Show Lambs NT.

Barbadoes: Lambs $100-225; Ewes $30-90/hd; Rams $200-400/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 — July 8 (F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 4,366. Feeder steers over 800 lbs. steady to $2 higher; under 800 lbs. $3-5 lower. Feeder heifers steady to $3 higher. Steer and heifer calves unevenly steady. Quality and weigh up conditions were very uneven. Demand good. 

Feeder Cattle Steers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt) - Wt Range; Price Range: 330 393.00; 366 393.00; 388 354.00 Unweaned; 423-449 335.00-336.00; 459-487 330.00-331.00; 456 367.00 Fancy; 501-546 310.00-319.00; 528 336.00 Fancy; 513 309.00 Unweaned; 560-572 310.00-319.00; 563-598 288.00-300.00 Unweaned; 604-631 285.00-307.00; 606 315.00 Fancy; 630 283.00 Full; 647 295.00 Unweaned; 652-669 282.00-293.00; 652 306.00 Fancy; 651 270.00 Fleshy; 703-740 269.00-280.00; 745 266.00 Full; 753-789 261.00-275.00; 754 254.00 Fleshy; 809-828 259.50-267.00; 873-879 251.00-258.00; 928-945 248.00-254.00; 980-994 240.00-240.50; 1030 232.50.

Heifers - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt) - Wt Range; Price Range: 274 372.00; 336 353.00; 344 334.00 Unweaned; 360 337.00; 362 319.00 Unweaned; 445 295.00; 449 265.00 Full; 473-487 286.00-299.00; 451 311.00 Fancy; 492-499 269.00-271.00 Unweaned; 501-540 277.00-295.00; 502-538 285.00-290.00 Unweaned; 556-586 270.00-283.00; 578 265.00 Fleshy; 557-572 269.00 Unweaned; 604-645 255.00-265.00; 650-688 249.00-259.00; 671 238.50 Full; 673 226.00 Unweaned; 704-748 247.00-255.00; 764-781 238.00-244.00; 753-759 234.00 Fleshy; 814-849 234.00-243.00; 867 233.50; 949 216.00; 960 209.50; 950 207.00 Full; 1000 217.50.

Bulls - Medium and Large 1 (Per Cwt / Actual Wt) - Wt Range; Price Range: 289 373.00; 337 416.00; 315 392.50 Unweaned; 354 395.00 Unweaned; 472 294.00; 527 292.50 Unweaned; 598 271.00; 611 243.00; 633 217.00 Full; 647 242.00 Unweaned; 677 260.00; 710 254.50 Unweaned; 750 235.00.


Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — July 8 (Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 1640 head including: 70 bulls, 328 cows, 32 calves, 205 Longhorns, 321 stocker heifers, 299 stocker steers, 149 feeder heifers, 236 feeder steers. Lightweight calves were quite a bit higher as buyers are trying to fill orders to put together calves for grass. Feeders were steady to higher on most classes. Packer cows were $5-10/cwt lower with a higher than usual number of low yield cows.

Steers: 200-299 lbs. $300-410; #2-Plain $200-300; 300-399 lbs. $288-400; #2-Plain $150-288; 400-499 lbs. $269-345, #2-Plain $125-269; 500-599 lbs. $252-315; #2-Plain $110-252; 600-699 lbs. $229-275, #2-Plain $100-229; 700-799 lbs. $201-253, #2-Plain $90-201; 800-899 lbs. $180-246; #2-Plain $101-180; 900-999 lbs. NT, #2-Plain NT.

Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $295-375, #2-Plain $125-295; 300-399 lbs. $265-340 #2-Plain $115-265; 400-499 lbs. $235-295, #2-Plain $110-235; 500-599 lbs. $237-275; #2-Plain $90-237; 600-699 lbs. $230-250; #2-Plain $140-230; 700-799 lbs. $210-232; #2-Plain $120-210; 800-899 lbs. $190-222, #2-Plain $130-190; 900-999 lbs. NT, #2-Plain NT.

Pairs: young NT; mid-age NT. Pregnancy tested cows: young NT; mid-age $1400-2000.

High Yield Cows: $140-160; Low Yield Cows: $74-115. Feeder bulls $185-215.

Bulls, high yield (over 1300 lbs.) $165-184. Low yield bulls (over 1300 lbs.) $90-140.

Baby Calves: up to 200 lbs. $300-875/hd.

Some representative sales: Israel Zubieta, Gainesville, 280 lb. steer at $4.10; Scribner & Whisenhunt, Aubrey, 315 lb. steer at $4.00; Robert Parr, Decatur, 2 head, 412 lb. steer at $3.45; Robert Sellers, Poolville, 3 head, 217 lb. heifer at $3.55; Greg Kernick, Big Spring, 2 head, 315 lb. heifer at $3.35; Joann Engberg, Weatherford, 400 lb. heifer at $2.95.