MARKETS

Meridian Tuesday

Meridian, TX — March 7

(Special) Receipts at Meridian Livestock Commission: 130. Stocker and feeder steers steady. Stocker and feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows steady. Packer bulls steady. Cow/calf pairs no test. Young replacements no test.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $165-180; 400-500 lbs. $155-175; 500-600 lbs. $135-153; 600-700 lbs. NT; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $135-150; 400-500 lbs. $125-135; 500-600 lbs. $120-129; 600-700 lbs. $110-123; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $70-72; low yielding $60-65; fats $65-70; thin & shelly $50-60.
Packer bulls $85-92.
Pairs: young choice NT; young fair NT; aged pairs NT.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows NT.

Hamilton Tuesday

Hamilton, TX — March 7

Receipts 331. Even though the market has been struggling on paper with the futures market falling off, you couldn't tell it with the feeder/stocker calves that sold. The market was steady to $10 higher on most classes of calves. The market seems to be holding on right now with strong demand from the buyers.
Steers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. $165-200; 300-400 lbs. $160-190; 400-500 lbs. $140-160; 500-600 lbs. $135-155; 600-700 lbs. $125-150; 700 lbs. & up $110-130.
Heifers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. $140-165; 300-400 lbs. $120-145; 400-500 lbs. $120-140; 500-600 lbs. $115-135; 600-700 lbs. $105-125; 700 lbs. & up $95-115.
Packer cows, high yielding $68-73; med. yielding $60-67 low yielding $50-59.
Packer bulls, high yielding $84-92; med. yielding NT; low yielding $78-83.
Cow-calf pairs: choice $1300-1700; med. quality $1000-1250; aged $950-1050.
Bred cows: choice $1100-1500; med. quality $800-1200; aged $600-1000.
Stocker steers steady. Feeder steers steady to $10 higher. Stocker heifers steady. Feeder heifers steady to $5 higher. Packer cows $2-3 lower. Packer bulls $2-3 lower. Cow/calf pairs steady. Bred cows steady.

Waco Livestock Auction

Waco, TX — March 7

Receipts 908.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $150-210; 300-400 lbs. $140-175; 400-500 lbs. $130-170; 500-600 lbs. $125-155; 600-700 lbs. $120-150; 700-800 lbs. $115-130.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $140-170; 300-400 lbs. $130-160; 400-500 lbs. $120-145; 500-600 lbs. $120-140; 600-700 lbs. $110-130; 700-800 lbs. $105-120.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $65-76; low yielding $50-57; fats $55-67; thin & shelly $45-52.
Packer bulls (1250-2075 lbs.) $75-93.
Cow & Calf Pairs: young choice $1400-1650; young fair $1200-1400; aged pairs $950-1200.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $700-1350.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — March 8

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 15,045. Feeder steers and heifers steady to $2 lower. Steer and heifer calves under 500 lbs mostly steady to firm where comparable sales were noted; over 500 lbs $2-5 higher. Demand moderate to good for all classes. Quality average to attractive with again several large drafts of feeders off wheat. Demand also continues good for cattle suitable for grass. Unseasonably warm weather along with high winds and low humidity has sparked dangerous wildfires in parts of Oklahoma. Relief could be on the way with rains predicted for the weekend.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs 195.00; 400-450 lbs 181.00-187.00; 450-500 lbs 165.00-180.00; 500-550 lbs 158.00-171.00; 550-600 lbs 155.00-156.00; 600-650 lbs 149.00-154.00, Calves 138.00-146.50; 650-700 lbs 135.50-143.00, Calves 136.00-139.50; 700-750 lbs 128.25-141.50; 750-800 lbs 123.75-131.50, Fleshy 125.00; 800-850 lbs 120.50-128.50; 850-900 lbs 118.75-125.00, Fleshy 117.50; 900-950 lbs 117.25-121.75, Fleshy 115.00; 950-1000 lbs 116.75-118.75; 1000-1050 lbs 117.50-118.00; 1050-1100 lbs 116.75-117.00; 1100-1150 lbs 115.25.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs Thin Fleshed 182.50; 350-400 lbs 164.00-167.50; 400-450 lbs 152.00; 450-500 lbs 143.50-149.00; 500-550 lbs 138.00-146.50; 550-600 lbs 136.50-141.50; 600-650 lbs 125.00-136.00, Calves 131.00-132.00; 650-700 lbs 122.00-136.00; 700-750 lbs 117.00-123.00, Calves 118.00, Fancy 124.25; 750-800 lbs 116.50-120.50, Replacement 122.50; 800-850 lbs 116.50-118.50, Fleshy 116.50, Replacement 118.00-119.00; 850-900 lbs 116.75-117.85, Fleshy 114.00; 900-950 lbs 113.50-114.75; 950-1000 lbs 114.00.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs 185.00; 350-400 lbs 170.00-171.00; 450-500 lbs Fleshy 134.00; 500-550 lbs 154.00; 600-650 lbs 154.00. Medium and Large 1-2 550-600 lbs 137.00, Fleshy 137.00; 600-650 lbs Calves 125.00; 750-800 lbs Calves 115.00.

San Angelo Cattle

San Angelo, TX — March 9

(F-S) Receipts at Producers Livestock Auction Co.: 1038. Feeder steers and heifers firm to $2 higher. Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls weak. Stock cows and pairs not well tested. Trading fairly active, demand good. Quality full range from attractive to plain.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 200-300 lbs 200.00-206.00; 418 lbs 168.00; 500-600 lbs 145.00-157.00; 600-700 lbs 138.00-148.00; 736 lbs 128.50.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 2 500-600 lbs 108.00-118.00; 600-700 lbs 114.00; 700-800 lbs 99.00-110.00; 800-850 lbs 82.00-102.00; 950-1000 lbs 74.50-77.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 435 lbs 150.00; 500-600 lbs 129.00-137.00; 700-750 lbs 110.00-112.00.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean weight avg dress hi-dress low-dress Breakers 75-80 1300-1650 lbs 62.00-72.00 56.50. Boners 80-85 1000-1475 lbs 65.00-72.00. Lean 85-90 850-1400 lbs 60.00-66.00 55.00-60.00 85-90 600-900 lbs 44.00-55.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1400-2250 lbs 84.00-93.00; high-dressing 94.00-95.00; low-dressing 1200-1700 lbs 70.00-81.00.
Pregnancy Tested Stock Cows And Heifers: All sold by the head. Medium and Large 1 1475.00.
Cow/Calf Pairs: All sold by the pair. All have 150-350 lbs calves. Medium and Large 1-2 1250.00.
Stocker And Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 (young) 800-1150 lbs 94.00-95.00 cwt; (young and middle age) 800-1050 lbs 89.00-93.00 cwt; (middle age) 900-1350 lbs 70.0079.00 cwt; (thin &/or aged) 800-1400 lbs 63.00-69.00 cwt.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – March 9

(F-S) Alfalfa movement remains slow on limited offerings and light to moderate demand. Demand for dairy hay extremely limited. Grass hay movement and demand also mostly light except for hay donated to producers in northwest Oklahoma affected by severe wildfires. So far about 350,000 acres have burned in northwest Oklahoma and fires continue to be uncontained in many areas. Rains are forecast for the weekend and firefighters hope this brings relief. Many cattle have died in these fires and producers have been forced to euthanize many more that were badly burned or too overcome by smoke to recover.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Prices steady in extremely limited trading. Supreme quality large square bales no sales confirmed. Premium quality large square bales no sales confirmed. Dry cow and bunk hay $110-130 in large square bales, $80-100 in round bales.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality dry cow and bunk hay round bales $80-90 per ton, $100-120 delivered short haul. Small square bales $11-14 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Prices steady where tested. No sales of Premium quality large square bales confirmed. Untested hay moving to dairies as well as bunk or dry cow hay large square bales $110-130 per ton in large square bales, $80-100 in large round bales.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Good Bermuda 4x5 bales $30-45 per bale, 5x6 bales $50-60.
Western Oklahoma: Good quality wheat hay 5x6 bales $45-50 per bale, loads large square bales $60-70 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 $35-50 per bale. Wheat straw 5x6 bales $40 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Mixed grass in 4x5 bales $20-30 per bale. Mixed grass hay in 5x6 bales $30-50. Good bluestem hay delivered $85-105 per ton. Good Bermuda in 5x6 bales $50-65 per bale. Good Bermuda 4x5 bales $25-45 per bale, mostly 25-35.

Jordan Weekly
Market Report

Mason & San Saba - March 9

Receipts totaled 1,636 head. All classes of cattle sold steady with increases. Feeder steers and heifers sold steady with a strong demand for 500 to 650 weight steers with condition to be turned out on grass in the next few weeks and light cattle sold in strong demand for graze out on grain fields. The 6 weight steers topped out at $157 and the 5 weight steers at $164. The lightweight steers and heifers (300-500 lbs) sold steady with the top steers bringing $168-190 and the top lightweight heifers bringing $130-163. Packer cows and bull sold steady with the top cows at $76 and bulls at $94.50. Replacement heifers remained very strong on choice Brangus, Brangus white face, as well as black white face and Angus heifers. The 13th Annual Cattleman’s Kind 44 head of Black Simmental and SimAngus bulls (13-18 months old) averaged $3,282 with the top selling bull at $6,500.
Steers: Choice lightweight calves $165-197.50; Choice medium weight calves $145-180; Choice heavyweight calves $130-157.
Heifers: Choice lightweight calves $140-190; Choice medium weight calves $120-163; Choice heavyweight calves $110-150.
Yearlings: Choice lightweight steers $120-135; Choice heavyweight steers $110-121; Choice lightweight heifers $105-149; Choice heavyweight heifers $100-115; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $115-150; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $100-135; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $100-130.
Cows: Choice bred $1200-1300; Medium to good bred $1050-1190; Plainer & older bred $960-1040; High yield $70-77; Medium yield $61-69; Low yield $52-60; Heiferettes & young stockers $85-110.
Bulls: High yield $90-94.50; Medium yield $86-89; Low yield $81.50-85; Feeders $81.50-88.
Pairs: Choice NT; Medium to good $1250-1275; Plainer & older pairs $1000-1275.
Some representative sales: Fall Creek Ranch, Austin, 1 steer 375 lbs at $185; Jerry Pierce, Early, 11 steers 564 lbs at $157; Mark Ivy Ranches Inc, Mountain Home, 9 steers 581 lbs at $151; Faught Ranch Partnership, San Saba, 1 heifer 695 lbs at $150; David Barksdale, Melvin, 1 heifer 730 lbs at $149; Reggie Osbourn, Llano, 5 heifers 520 lbs at $142.

Superior Livestock
Video Auction

Fort Worth, TX - March 9

Superior Livestock Auction hosted its bi-monthly March 9th Video Auction from the comfort of their studio in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Cattle producers offered 24,600 head of calves, yearlings and breeding stock from 22 states for this auction. Overall today prices remained firm to strong as buying interest is good and the demand for summer grazing cattle begins to ramp up.
Yearling steers saw an increase of $2-4 while yearling heifers remained steady from Superior’s last offering. Weaned steer calves were steady to $5 higher and weaned heifer calves were also steady to $3 higher from two weeks ago. The demand for calves on cows remained steady.
Join Superior Livestock for their next offering back in Fort Worth on March 23rd. Not only is 2017 Superior Livestock Auction’s 30th year but it is also bringing some changes; in 2017 all regular bi-monthly video auctions will move to Thursdays to help better address the needs of Superior’s increasing seller and buyer base. For more information please visit www.superiorlivestock.com. For a buyers’ number or more information on becoming a consignor please call our Fort Worth office at 800-422-2117.
Top Lots: Keith Debault, Navasota, TX, 325 lbs., Out of Brangus & Braford cows by outstanding Angus & Angus Plus bulls. Approx. 90% Black. Wnd Str Clvs, $224, May 1-10 Del. M&B Land & Cattle LLC – Kosh Ranch, Thayer, MO, 500 lbs., VAC 45, Source & Age Verified, NHTC, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 4. Red Angus cross, Red Angus Charolais cross & Red Angus Black Angus SimAngus cross. Wnd Hfr Clvs, $148, June 6-16 Del. Keith Nelson, Crawford, TX, 525 lbs., Angus & Angus cross. All carrying approx. 1/8 or less Brahman influence, few up to 1/4 100% Black. Wnd Str Clvs, $159.50, May 1-10 Del. L.T. Cattle Co., Silver City, NM, 545 lbs., VAC 45, Certified Natural Plus, Superior Progressive Genetics, Out of Angus, Hereford Angus cross & Hereford cows by registered Express UU Bar & Gardiner Angus bulls. 100% Black & BWF. Wnd Str Clvs, $158.50, March 14-20 Del. Keeling Cattle Co. Hugo, OK, 600 lbs., VAC PRECON, Gain Smart. Angus & Exotic cross. Approx. 70% Black hided, balance Charolais & Red hided. Some will show Brahman influence. Wnd Str Clvs, $147, April 7-21 Del. 1000 Oaks Ranch, Neosho, MO, 685 lbs., Out of Pred. Charolais cross cows by Black Angus or Red Angus bulls. Approx. 50% Black, 40% Smokey & 10% Yellow. Wnd Str Clvs, $142, March 15-25 Del. Waco Land & Cattle Co. Weskan, KS, 725 lbs.. VAC 45, Angus & Angus cross. Fdr Strs $145, March 13-20 Del. Hanging U Ranch, Yuma, CO, 725 lbs., Superior Verified, NHTC, Certified Natural Plus, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 4, Red Angus Certified. Purebred Red Angus commercial heifers. Cross Diamond & Beckton genetics, including Epic, Nebula & Julian bloodlines. Replacement Prospects. Fdr Hfrs, $159, March 10-30 Del. Gretzinger Ranch LLC, Clinton, MO, 825 lbs. VAC 45+, Certified Natural Plus, Superior Progressive Genetics. Angus, Dams are Nebraska origin. The Gretzinger’s have been producing cattle over 60 yrs. One of the top herds in Missouri. Strs sired by performance tested reg. Angus bulls 100% Black. Fdr Strs, $130.50, March 11-18 Del. Fenenga Ranch, Inc. Winner, SD, 860 lbs., VAC 45, Source & Age Verified, NHTC, Out of Angus cows by Jorgensen Angus bulls. Fdr Strs, $126, March 12-15 Del. Flag Ranch LLC, Henry, NE, 620 lbs., VAC PRECON, Angus & Angus cross, 100% Black hided. Wnd Str Clvs, $153.75, April 10-25 Del. Douberly Farms, Trenton, FL, 640 lbs., VAC 45, Certified Natural. Out of English cross & English Brahman cross cows by outstanding Black Angus & Charolais bulls. Wnd Str Clvs, $134, March 27-31 Del.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — March 10

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc.: 1227. Calf market was steady on most classes. Some of the heifers was $2-3 cheaper. The weaned and vaccinated calves had strong demand. Feeder cattle was steady despite the loses on the futures earlier. Stock cows steady to $50 higher and packer cows $1-2 higher. March 24th Gainesville will have the NCTC performance tested bull sale at the start of their regular cow sale. There will be 40 fancy virgin bulls. They are now taking consignments for their Female Replacement Special, April 12.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $200-245; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $175-200; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $160-180; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $145-160; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $135-148; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $118-127.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $170-210; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $150-170; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $135-155; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $130-144; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $120-130; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $112-120.
#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. $85-97. Slaughter cows 1-3, $60-75, cutters $45-55.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 years: Large frame $1100-1600, medium frame $800-1000.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $1600-2000, medium frame $1000-1400.
Baby Calves: Holstein calves NT, Crossbred calves $150-300.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — March 10

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 388 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $184.17-200; 250-300 lb. $171.08-200; 300-350 lb. $169.37-196; 350-400 lb. $163.13-184; 400-450 lb. $160.79-176; 450-500 lb. $154.32-171; 500-550 lb. $139.72-153; 550-600 lb. $138.23-146; 600-650 lb. $136.29-152; 650-700 lb. $127.40-136; 700-750 lb. $120.38-124; 750-800 lb. $120-120; 800 lbs. and up $98-102.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $160-175; 250-300 lb. $158.14-180; 300-350 lb. $158-220; 350-400 lb. $143.75-182.50; 400-450 lb. $139.46-205; 450-500 lb. $134.06-170; 500-550 lb. $133.20-153; 550-600 lb. $126.10-131; 600-650 lb. $120-120; 650-700 lb. $118.50-122; 700-750 lb. $115.60-117; 750-800 lb. $115-115; 800 lbs. and up $104.83-106.
Stocker cows $82-125. Slaughter cows $65-78. Bulls $58-96. Pairs $550-1600. Cows per head $600-1500. Bulls per head $1650-1650.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — March 10

0 (F-S) Most hay classes traded steady on slow to moderate movement. Large Bales of Premium to Supreme quality Alfalfa steady to $5 higher. Dry weather continues to plague the Panhandle area with several large wildfires being reported this past week. East and South Texas producers reported fields greening up as temperatures are warming and rains have been timely. New crop hay is on the horizon. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $160-225; Good to Premium $145-160; Fair to Good $125-140. Small Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $297, $9 per bale. Chopped Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: $125-135. Calf $140. Brown $100-115. Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium $180. Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $90-125. Hay Grazer: Ground or in the bale: Delivered: $90-100. BlueStem: Large Bales: Delivered: $60; $30 per bale. Cotton Hulls: Delivered: $65.00-79.50.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: FOB or Delivered local: Premium to Supreme $240-330, $7.25-10.00 per bale. Large Bales: FOB or Delivered local: Premium to Supreme $195-240; Fair to Good $120-130.
North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $195-220; Good to Premium $150-195. 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: Good to Premium $80-120, $40-60 per bale.
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 $80-100; $40-50 per roll; Fair to Good $40-80, $20-40 per roll. Coastal Bermuda Grass Mix: Large Rounds: FOB: $30-35 per roll.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — March 22

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 661 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $180-230; 300-400 lbs. $165-205; 400-500 lbs. $150-185; 500-600 lbs. $135-172; 600-700 lbs. $120-160; 700-800 lbs. $115-128.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $165-215; 300-400 lbs. $125-160; 400-500 lbs. $120-152; 500-600 lbs. $110-147; 600-700 lbs. $105-132; 700-800 lbs. $100-149.
Slaughter cows $40-74. Heavy bulls $80-93. Stocker cows $800-1325. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1500-1750. Low-middle pairs $900-1250. Baby calves NT.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — March 11

Receipts: 895.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $70-81; fat cows $65-78; canner cows $40-68.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $85-100; light bulls $85-105.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice $1800-1925; good $1450-1780; plain $975-1350; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $950-1600.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $170-260; 200-300 lbs. $160-245; 300-400 lbs. $155-207; 400-500 lbs. $150-196; 500-600 lbs. $145-176; 600-700 lbs. $125-152; 700-800 lbs. $110-139.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $150-245; 200-300 lbs. $140-200; 300-400 lbs. $130-162; 400-500 lbs. $120-155; 500-600 lbs. $115-145; 600-700 lbs. $105-140; 700-800 lbs. $100-130.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $25-40 behind these figures.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — March 11

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 904 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $140-215; 300-400 lbs. $135-210; 400-500 lbs. $125-190; 500 lbs. and up $100-175.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $130-230, 300-400 lbs. $125-195; 400-500 lbs. $120-255; 500 lbs. and up $100-155.
Slaughter cows $35-74. Slaughter bulls $70-93. Stocker cows $550-1900, pairs $850-2100. Baby calves $150-500.
Holstein: steers 350-600 lbs. NT. Holstein: heifers/Jersey $650-1450. Goats: 19 heads $40-195.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — March 13

1105 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $120-195; 300-400 lbs. $120-182.50; 400-500 lbs. $110-172.50; over 500 lbs. $100-152.50.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $110-190; 300-400 lbs. $110-162.50; 400-500 lbs. $102.50-152.50; over 500 lbs. $100-137.50.
Packer cows $50-78. Packer bulls $69-96. Stocker cows $800-1500. Cow/calf pairs $1050-1825. Calves $20-305.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — March 13

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 1962. Kids steady; nannies steady; wool lambs steady; dorper lambs $10 higher; BBD lambs steady; ewes $10 higher.
Slaughter Kids: feeders 20-40 lbs. $200-285; light slaughter 40-70 lbs. $180-285; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $140-250; show goats NT.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $50-70/hd; Medium $75-110/hd; Fleshy $150-200/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Replacement Nannies: Med. Quality $100-150/hd; Choice Quality $175-225/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $140-185; Breeding NT.
Wool lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. NT; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $180-245; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $115-125; show lambs NT.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $70-95.
Dorper lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $180-250; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $180-245; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $140-210.
Dorper: Ewes $75-375/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks $90-120.
Barbadoes: Lambs $180-220; Ewes $50-100/hd; Bucks $100-425/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 — March 13

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 6,592. Feeder steers and steer calves steady to $3 higher. Feeder heifers and heifer calves mostly $2-4 higher, except 600 weights $6 higher. Demand moderate too good for feeders. Demand continues to be very good for thin fleshed cattle headed to grass. Quality plain to attractive. Rain fell over the weekend, however most areas saw limited amounts of moisture.
Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 Calves: 390-400 lbs 180.00-182.00; 425-450 lbs 170.00-178.00; 460-480 lbs 170.00-177.00; 500-550 lbs 150.00-155.00, thin fleshed 165.00-168.50; 560-600 lbs 149.00-159.00, fleshy 148.50; Yearlings: 600-650 lbs 145.00-153.75, fleshy 135.50-141.00; 650-700 lbs 135.00-144.00; 700-750 lbs 133.00-140.25; 750-800 lbs 125.00-133.50; 800-840 lbs 123.00-132.00; 850-900 lbs 119.25-124.00; 900-940 lbs 118.00-123.00; 970-1000 lbs 116.50-119.00; 1025-1030 lbs 116.75-120.50.
Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3: pkg 515 lbs 79.50.
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 Calves: pkg 250 lbs 166.00; 385-390 lbs 147.00-150.00; 410-450 lbs 144.00-155.00; 465-500 lbs 139.00-145.00; 520-550 lbs 142.50-145.50; 550-600 lbs 135.50-142.00; few 605 lbs 125.00; few 665 lbs 118.00; Yearlings: 600-640 lbs 132.00-137.00, fleshy 120.00; 650-700 lbs 120.00-127.35; 700-750 lbs 121.00-124.25, load 700 lbs fancy 128.75; 750-800 lbs 116.00-121.00, load 770 lbs replacement 140.25; 800-840 lbs 114.50-119.00; 885-900 lbs 114.00-115.00; 900 lbs 114.75; few 970 lbs 111.75.
Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 Calves: few 445 lbs 159.00; load 475 lbs 159.00; load 510 lbs 156.00; Yearlings: load 610 lbs 139.25.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — March 13

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 751 head including: 26 bulls, 167 cows, 24 calves, 89 Longhorns, 94 stocker heifers, 165 stocker bulls/steers, 54 feeder heifers, 132 feeder steers. Average prices $717, March 6 $703. A year ago $807. USDA regional market quote was feeders and calves steady to $2 higher. Your local market had greater gains even as compared to March 6 weaned calf influenced sale. 2-5 weight heifers $8-10 higher with 6-8 weights $1.00-2.50 higher. 6-8 weight steers steady to $4.50 higher with 3-5 weights significantly higher. 2 weights had double digit as Decatur had good supply 275-325# dried out calves ready for grass. Good bred cows and pairs continue to be in good command. Packer prices $5-6 higher. Today was a good day to sell cattle. Decatur had a special segment to sell donated items to raise funds for the ranchers in the Texas Panhandle who suffered losses due to wildfires. The outpouring of support by their neighbors and businesses was overwhelming. Some of these contributors have experienced the same tragedy and know the heartache and devastation that it brings. Folks in our marketing area have big hearts and dig deeply when it comes to helping those in need. The funds raised so far is approximately $54,000 and more is on the way. Decatur’s 25th annual “Bringing in the Green” Special Replacement Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 22. Consignments open – to consign your cattle please give them a call at 940-627-5599 or by email dlmteam@aol.com.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $145-235; WA $187.14; 300-399 lbs. $110-195; WA $170.19; 400-499 lbs. $112.50-180, WA $157.80; 500-599 lbs. $105-175, WA $148.44; 600-699 lbs. $99-149, WA $138.64; 700-799 lbs. $101-130 WA $115.86; 800-899 lbs. $99-124; WA $118.57; 900-999 lbs. $90-112.50, WA $106.88.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $95-170, WA $156.04; 300-399 lbs. $95-170.50, WA $149.58; 400-499 lbs. $87-155, WA $139.05; 500-599 lbs. $92.50-145, WA $132.27; 600-699 lbs. $70-130; WA $115.26; 700-799 lbs. $105-123, WA $113.10; 800-899 lbs. $81-112.50, WA $103.25; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young NT; mid-age $1225-1425. Pregnancy tested cows: young $1225-1375; mid-age $1050-1375.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. NT; over 1100 lbs. $57.50-77.50. Feeder bulls $115-125.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $97-105.50. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $90-95.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. $210-270: 100-200 lb. $180-460.
Some representative sales: A K Cattle, Bowie, 215 lb. steer at $235; 5 Aces Ranch, Aledo, 345 lb. steer at $195; James Henderson, Dallas, 450 lb. steer at $180; Cindy Eischler, Sunset, 295 lb. heifer at $170; Wayne Robinson, Azle, 410 lb. heifer at $155; Kirk Duvall, Grand Prairie, 500 lb. heifer at $145.

Fort Smith Monday

Ft. Smith Livestock Auction – March 13

Receipts: 700. Feeder steers sold $3-8 higher. Feeder heifers under 400 lbs sold $9 lower, over 400 lbs $5-7 higher. Slaughter cows sold $2-3 higher. Slaughter bulls sold $2 higher.
Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 280-290 191.00-199.00; 320-345 173.00-191.00; 350-393 170.00-187.00; 410-443 168.00-175.00; 420-438 158.00-160.00 Fleshy; 450-495 159.00-172.00; 515-540 150.00-155.00; 550-570 152.00-156.00; 585-585 149.00 Fleshy; 615-615 149.50; 637-637 140.50 Value Added; 650-655 137.00-138.50; 670-670 130.00 Thin Fleshed; 710-740 122.00-128.50; 750-795 119.50-127.00; 798-798 124.25 Value Added; 814-814 123.50; 880-880 118.00; 915-915 118.50.
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 260-285 160.00-168.00; 303-340 153.00-163.00; 350-395 144.00-157.00; 403-448 145.00-160.00; 450-485 141.00-150.00; 504-545 129.00-141.00; 513-513 52.00 Fancy; 558-590 122.00-131.50; 565-565 121.00 Fleshy; 620-645 122.00-127.00; 602-602 128.00 Value Added; 718-718 122.00.
Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 345-345 170.00; 410-445 150.00-164.00; 455-475 153.00-167.00; 495-495 150.00-158.00 Fleshy; 500-522 160.00-165.00; 555-590 145.00-153.00; 605-635 127.00-139.00; 655-655 125.00 Fleshy; 720-725 115.00-116.00; 830-830 115.00.
Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs; pregnancy; and age. Medium and Large 1-2: Age Weight Months Bred Price 1+ year old 520-980 open 106.00-125.00 2-4 year old 1085 first & second stage 89.00 1175.00 per head 5 year old third stage 1000.00 per head 6 year old 1180 first stage 74.00 6 year old 990-1040 second & third stage 80.00-85.00 990.00-1550.00 per head 7 year old 1100-1335 first stage 66.00-85.00 7-10 year old 875-1330 second & third stage 61.00-82.00 2-5 year old 670-1120 open grazing cows 79.00-92.00.
Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2: Age Cow Weight Calf Wt Price 3-5 year old 100-200 1070.00-1425.00 per pair 6 year old 100-200 960.00-1120.00 per pair 6 year old 200-300 1020.00 per pair 7 year old 200-300 850.00-1100.00 per pair 7-10 year old 100-200 1025.00 per pair.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Breakers 75-80% 1000-1500 67.50-68.50 Boners 80-85% 950-1400 64.00-68.00 72.00-78.00 54.50-62.50 Lean 85-90% 900-1300 59.00-61.00 65.00 Light 85-92% 700-950 53.50-56.00 62.00 40.00-45.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Y.G. 1-2 1000-2100 92.50 *97.00-102.00* 85.00-85.50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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