MARKETS

Meridian Tuesday

Meridian, TX — August 18

(Special) Receipts at Meridian Livestock Commission: 310. Stocker steers steady to $10 lower. Feeder steers steady to $5 lower. Stocker heifers steady to $5 lower. Feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows steady. Packer bulls steady. Cow/calf pairs no test. Young replacements steady.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $280-340; 400-500 lbs. $230-275; 500-600 lbs. $200-227; 600-700 lbs. $190-210; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. $250-292.50; 300-400 lbs. $220-255; 400-500 lbs. $220-267; 500-600 lbs. $200-215, best Brangus $252.50; 600-700 lbs. $190-214, best replacement $259; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $100-115; low yielding $95-100; fats $90-100; thin & shelly $90-100.
Packer bulls $125-133.
Pairs: young choice NT; young fair NT; aged pairs NT.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $1500-2175.

Hamilton Tuesday

Hamilton, TX — August 18

Receipts 148. The market was fully steady to slightly higher in some spots. There was a set of young pairs that sold really well and some aged pairs that also sold well. If you have cattle to sell, give Hamilton a call.
Steers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $230-313; 400-500 lbs. $212-283; 500-600 lbs. $181-233; 600-700 lbs. $148-205; 700 lbs. & up $150-175.
Heifers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $255-285; 400-500 lbs. $200-230; 500-600 lbs. $196-223; 600-700 lbs. $175-196; 700 lbs. & up $150-185.
Packer cows, high yielding NT; med. yielding $102-112; low yielding $87-98.
Packer bulls, high yielding $115-130; med. yielding NT; low yielding NT.
Cow-calf pairs: choice $2700-3150; med. quality NT; aged $2100-2250.
Bred cows: choice NT; med. quality $1750-2700; aged NT.
Stocker steers steady. Feeder steers steady. Stocker heifers steady. Feeder heifers steady. Packer cows steady. Packer bulls steady. Cow/calf pairs steady. Bred cows steady.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — August 19

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 6027. Feeder steers sold $7-9 lower. Feeder heifers $8 lower in a very light test. No trend established for steer and heifer calves due to no comparable sales; however a lower undertone was noted. Quality was plain to attractive. A strong cold-front has moved across the state bringing rain and unseasonably cool temperatures to the area. Demand was low to moderate for all classes as the CME Board closed down hard today.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1: Calves: 377 lbs 305.50; 475-500 lbs 270.00-272.50, fancy 295.00; 500-600 lbs 231.00-257.00; 600-625 lbs 223.00-230.00; 700-750 lbs 210.00-216.00; Yearlings: 600-675 lbs 232.00-242.00; 700-775 lbs 212.50-223.50; 800-900 lbs 196.00-206.75; 900-950 lbs 191.00-197.50; 1025-1100 lbs 180.00-186.25.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1: 325-400 lbs 300.00-310.00; 425-450 lbs 285.00-297.00; few 475 lbs 239.00; 550-600 lbs 223.00-224.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1: Calves: 375 lbs 274.00; 400-500 lbs 247.00-263.00; 500-600 lbs 219.00-245.00, fleshy 525 lbs 219.00; lot 650 lbs 205.00; Yearlings: 650-675 lbs 206.25-212.25; 715-775 lbs 196.00-203.50; 800-900 lbs 183.00-195.75; load 935 lbs 175.00.

Jordan Weekly Market Report

Mason & San Saba - August 20

Receipts totaled 1867 head for the week. The market was active with the stocker steers and heifers weighing 300-475 lbs selling steady and the 5 weight stocker steers and heifers selling $5 lower. The feeder steers and heifers all sold on a steady market as did the packer cows and bulls. The top packer cow was $121 and the top bull was $138. Pairs and bred cows sold steady along with the replacement heifers with one F-1 Tigerstripe 635 lbs $355 ($2254.25).
Steers: Choice lightweight calves $260-347.50; Choice medium weight calves $220-290; Choice heavyweight calves $210-235.
Heifers: Choice lightweight calves $235-290; Choice medium weight calves $200-305; Choice heavyweight calves $190-355.
Yearlings: Choice lightweight steers $195-217; Choice heavyweight steers $185-193; Choice lightweight heifers $175-194; Choice heavyweight heifers $165-194; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $185-250; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $165-230; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $200-230.
Cows: Choice bred $2250-2550; Medium to good bred $1800-2240; Plainer & older bred $1225-1790; High yield $110-121; Medium yield $101-110; Low yield $87.50-105; Heiferettes & young stockers $150-180.
Bulls: High yield $128-138; Medium yield $121-129; Low yield $111-124; Feeders $111-129.
Pairs: Choice $2600-2900; Medium to good $2000-2500; Plainer & older pairs $1700-1990.
Some representative sales: Steve Neely, Liberty Hill, 1 steer 340 lbs at $327.50; Billy Ray Browning, Snyder, 1 steer 440 lbs at $272.50; Wayne Hill, Midlothian, 1 steer 655 lbs at $229; CF Ranch, Brady, 1 heifer 635 lbs at $355; Dickie Eckhoff, Bend, 1 heifer 465 lbs at $265; Richard Hensley, Bertram, 1 heifer 610 lbs at $219.

San Angelo Cattle

San Angelo, TX — August 20

(F-S) Receipts at Producers Livestock Auction Co.: 917. Feeder steers and heifers $1-3 lower. Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls $1-3 lower. Stock cows and pairs not well tested. Trading and demand moderate.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 600-650 lbs 212.00-218.00; 700-750 lbs 200.00-202.00.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 2 500-600 lbs 189.00-208.00; 670 lbs 186.00; 700-800 lbs 164.00-167.00; 845 lbs 164.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 500-600 lbs 212.00-218.00; 720 lbs 200.00.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean weight avg dress hi-dress low-dress Breakers 75-80 1200-1600 lbs 91.50-102.00 84.00. Boners 80-85 950-1450 lbs 105.50-112.00. Lean 85-90 850-1250 lbs 99.00-104.00 91.00-99.00 85-90 600-900 lbs 84.00-91.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1450-2100 lbs 130.00-137.00; low-dressing 1200-2000 lbs 116.00-130.00.
Pregnancy Tested Stock Cows And Heifers: All sold by the head. Medium and Large 1-2 2000.00.
Cow/Calf Pairs: All sold by the pair. All have 200-450 lbs calves. Medium and Large 1-2 2750.00.
Stocker And Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 (young) 800-1075 lbs no test; (young and middle age) 800-1000 lbs 142.00-148.00 cwt; (middle age) 850-1200 lbs 122.00-130.00 cwt; (thin &/or aged) 1000-1225 lbs 104.00-119.00 cwt.

Oklahoma Hay

Okalahoma City, OK – August 20

(F-S) Trade mostly slow on limited demand. Movement light to moderate as fourth cutting alfalfa wrapping up and grass haying continues in central and eastern counties. Both dairy and feedlot demand extremely light. More rain moved into the state this week and some fourth cutting alfalfa received slight damage. A mid-week cold front also brought unseasonably cool temperatures statewide. Fourth cutting yields were reported as average to above average in central Oklahoma.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Prices mostly steady to $5 lower. Supreme quality large square bales $175-200. Premium quality large square bales $140-175. Good quality dry cow or bunk hay $100-140. Grinding hay $65-80.
Eastern Oklahoma: Too few sales reported for quote on Premium quality square bales. Round bales Fair to Good quality $120-130. Small square bales horse quality $12-14 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Prices steady in light test. Premium quality large square bales $140-175. Bunk or dry cow hay $120-145. Grinding hay $60-70.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Prairie hay 4x5 bales $25-35 per bale. Good Bermuda $35-50 per bale in 4x5 and 4x5 1/2 bales. Fair quality Bermuda in 4x5 bales $20-25. Bermuda in small square bales $6-8 per bale in the field.
Western Oklahoma: Good new crop Bermuda $60-65 per bale in 5x6 bales; in 4x5 bales $40-50. Good oat hay in 5x6 bales $60 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Mixed grass in 4x5 bales $25-35 per bale. Bermuda in 5x6 bales $40-60 per bale. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB unless otherwise noted.

Superior Livestock Auction

Sheridan, WY — August 17-20

Cattle producers from 30 states consigned 167,000 head of stockers, feeders and bred stock to the Superior Livestock Video Auction. The auction was held and broadcast from the Sheridan Convention Center in Sheridan, WY.
Southeastern calves brought $5-7 lower than our last sale. Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas calves came in $7-12 less while New Mexico calves brought $5-10 less.
Southern yearling steers and heifers were steady to $3 higher. Northern steers from Regions 1 and 2 were $3-7 higher while heifers brought $3-7 more.
Northern heavy steer calves over 625 lbs brought $5-7 less than our last sale while the heavier heifers brought $8-10 less. Steer and heifer calves 570 lbs to 625 lbs were $4-6 lower. Lighter steer and heifer calves came in $2-5 less. Calves under 450 lbs held steady.
Southern Calves: Yavapai Ranch LP, Seligman, AZ, 375 lbs., Sup Verified, Cert Natural Plus, Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by 90% reg Angus & 10% Beefmaster bulls sired wnd str clvs, $346, November del. Yavapai Ranch LP, Seligman, AZ, 375 lbs., Sup Verified, Cert Natural Plus, Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by 90% reg Angus & 10% Beefmaster bulls sired wnd hfr clvs, $295, November del. Davis Cattle Co., Elfrida, AZ, 425 lbs., VAC 45, Cert Natural, Out of Angus cross & Beefmaster cross cows by approx 85% Black Angus & Red Angus & 15% Beefmaster bulls sired wnd str clvs, $316, December del. Davis Cattle Co., Elfrida, AZ, 400 lbs., VAC 45, Cert Natural, Out of Angus cross & Beefmaster cross cows by approx 85% Black Angus & Red Angus & 15% Beefmaster bulls sired wnd hfr clvs, $268, December del. Harrington Ranch LLC, Separ, NM, 440 lbs., VAC 45, Sup Verified, NHTC, NeverEver3, GAP1, Out of Angus, Angus Hereford cross & Angus Brangus cross cows by reg Angus & reg Hereford bulls sired wnd str clvs, $317, Nov-Dec del. J&J Cattle Co., Bryan, TX, 465 lbs., English & English Exotic cross with ¼ or less Brahman infl. Black, BWF, Char, Char cross, Red & RWF sired wnd str clvs, $288, Aug-Sept del. J&J Cattle Co., Bryan, TX, 450 lbs., English & English Exotic cross with ¼ or less Brahman infl. Black, BWF, Char, Char cross, Red & RWF sired wnd hfr clvs, $262, Aug-Sept del. Mann Cattle Co., Quemado, NM, 480 lbs., VAC 45, Sup Verified, NHTC, Cert Natural Plus, NeverEver3, GAP1, Out of Angus, Angus cross & Brangus cross cows by Angus & Balancer bulls sired wnd str clvs, $289, November del. Durrett Cattle, Wildorado, TX, 500 lbs., VAC 45, Sup Verified, NHTC, NeverEver3, GAP4, Out of English & English cross cows by Char, Angus & Hereford bulls sired wnd str clvs, $268, Sept-Oct del. Durrett Cattle, Wildorado, TX, 475 lbs., VAC 45, Sup Verified, NHTC, NeverEver3, GAP4, Out of English & English cross cows by Char, Angus & Hereford bulls sired wnd hfr clvs, $254, Sept-Oct del. Abell Livestock Co. LLC, Las Vegas, NM, 535 lbs., VAC 45+, Pred out of Black Angus & Angus cross cows by SimAngus bulls sired wnd str clvs, $264, Oct-Nov del. Abell Livestock Co. LLC, Las Vegas, NM, 475 lbs., VAC 45+, Pred out of Black Angus & Angus cross cows by SimAngus bulls sired wnd hfr clvs, $264, Oct-Nov del. A T Cross Cattle Co., Deming, NM, 550 lbs., VAC 45, Sup Verified, NHTC, NeverEver3, GAP4, Sup Prog Genetics, Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by reg Express Angus & a few Langford Hereford bulls sired wnd str clvs, $261, September del. T&M Farms, Morrill, KS, 585 lbs., VAC Precon, Angus & Angus cross sired wnd str clvs, $261, September del. Jim Baker, DVM, Syracuse, KS, 470 lbs., VAC 34, Sup Prog Genetics, 90% Angus cross (Fink sired) & 10% Red Angus cross sired str clvs, $300, October del. Blair Ranch, Atlanta, KS, 520 lbs., VAC 24, Out of Angus, Angus cross & some Black Brockle Face cows by reg Bando Angus bulls sired str clvs, $285, October del. Blair Ranch, Atlanta, KS, 490 lbs., VAC 24, Out of Angus, Angus cross & some Black Brockle Face cows by reg Bando Angus bulls sired hfr clvs, $253, October del. Durrett Cattle, Wildorado, TX, 600 lbs., VAC 34+, Sup Verified, NHTC, NeverEver3, GAP4, Out of Angus & Angus Hereford cross cows by Grau Char & Stevenson Angus bulls sired str clvs, $242, September del. GW Cattle Co., Elmdale, KS, 575 lbs., VAC 34, Sup Prog Genetics, Out of Red Angus & Red Angus cross (Pieper, Briener & Tongue River Red Angus Ranches) cows by Crump Red Angus bulls sired hfr clvs, $301, Oct-Nov del. GW Cattle Co., Elmdale, KS, 575 lbs., VAC 34, Sup Prog Genetics, Out of Red Angus & Red Angus cross (Pieper, Briener & Tongue River Red Angus Ranches) cows by Crump Red Angus bulls sired hfr clvs, $293, Oct-Nov del.
Southern Yearlings: Cow Country Farm, Friona, TX, 775 lbs., VAC 45, Sup Verified, NHTC, Cert Natural Plus, NeverEver3, GAP4, Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by Black Angus bulls sired wnd str clvs, $222, December del. DJV Cattle Co./Missouri, Warsaw, MO, 690, VAC 45+, S&A Verified, NHTC, Cert Natural Plus, BVD PI Free, Out of Angus cows by reg Mead Farms Angus (TC Total 410, Confidence, Forward & Predestined) bulls sired fdr strs, $242, September del. Diamond S Land & Cattle Co., DeLeon, TX, 735 lbs., VAC 45, Sup Prog Genetics, Out of Rep Brangus, Angus & a few crossbred cows by outstanding Thomas Char, Double Creek & Evans Angus bulls sired fdr strs, $215, November del. Christie Ranch, Miami, TX, 800 lbs., Cert Natural Plus, Out of Red Angus cross cows by reg Trinity River Red Angus bulls sired fdr strs, $215, August del. DJV Cattle Co./Missouri, Warsaw, MO, 820, VAC 45+, S&A Verified, NHTC, Cert Natural Plus, BVD PI Free, Out of Angus cows by reg Mead Farms Angus (TC Total 410, Confidence, Forward & Predestined) bulls sired fdr strs, $223, September del. Avondale Ranch, Lenox, IA, 875 lbs., Pred Angus & Angus cross, bal Char cross, Red hided & maybe a few good Smokies, 70% black hided sired fdr strs, $212, August del. Ozark Fisheries, Inc., Richland, MO, 700 lbs., Out of Angus cows by Hereford (Standard Lad & Ultra) & Angus (Connelly Consensus, Unlimited from Buford Ranch & Turbo) bulls sired fdr hfrs, $220, September del. Coats Ranch, Coleman, TX, 750 lbs., Out of Brangus type cows by reg Rogers Angus & 2 Hereford bulls sired fdr hfrs, $203, August del. Harden Farms, Frankston, TX, 800 lbs., English & English Exotic cross showing 3/8 or less Brahman infl sired fdr hfrs, $200, Aug-Sept del.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — August 21

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 874 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $327.78-420; 250-300 lb. $298.89-400; 300-350 lb. $281.29-390; 350-400 lb. $253.14-315; 400-450 lb. $226.04-270; 450-500 lb. $220.29-270; 500-550 lb. $205.52-230; 550-600 lb. $201.92-215; 600-650 lb. $197.48-212.50; 650-700 lb. $194.39-214; 700-750 lb. $187.30-210; 750-800 lb. $186-195; 800 lbs. and up $179.67-187.50.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $311-410; 250-300 lb. $233.50-300; 300-350 lb. $247.74-310; 350-400 lb. $228.13-275; 400-450 lb. $216.93-270; 450-500 lb. $208.39-265; 500-550 lb. $202.11-245; 550-600 lb. $192.17-210; 600-650 lb. $193.11-225; 650-700 lb. $191.44-217.50; 700-750 lb. $196.67-200; 750-800 lb. $181.17-192.50; 800 lbs. and up NT.
Stocker cows $84-175. Slaughter cows $75-109. Bulls $100-162.50. Pairs $1375-2050. Cows per head $1650-2350. Bulls per head NT.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — August 21

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc. 2094.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $380-455; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $290-320; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $245-270; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $225-245; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $210-225; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $210-227.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $330-350; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $250-265; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $230-245; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $207-225; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $190-210; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $180-200.
#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. $127-142. Slaughter cows 1-3, $100-112, cutters $90-100.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 years: Large frame $2000-2700, medium frame $1600-1900.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $2400-3400, medium frame $2000-2400.
Baby Calves: Holstein calves NT, crossbreds $350-475.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — August 21

(F-S) Hay prices were mostly steady except for average and rained on ground Alfalfa were $5-10 lower due to the abundance available. Trade activity was slow on light to moderate demand. Dairies and feedlots have begun to make inquiries but not much movement yet. Panhandle had several thunderstorms in the area this week making movement difficult as well. Meanwhile, the opposite in East and South Texas with Coastal Bermuda producers needing rain for another hay cutting. Producers are holding prices steady and plan to go up if it does not rain soon. Livestock remain in good condition this summer with no supplemental feeding. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Bales: Delivered: Supreme to Premium $195-200; Good to Premium $150-195. Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium $215-250, $6.50-7.50 per bale. Chopped Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: $120-135. Calf hay $155-175. Brown $114-120. Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium $180, $90 per bale. Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $140-145; striped $125. Triticale: Large Bales: Delivered: $145. Cane: Large Bales: Delivered: $80. Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: $40-85. Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $80 per bale.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $270-280, $8.00-8.50 per bale. Small Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $333, $11 per bale. Large Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme $220-240. Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $235-255; Good $190-220; Fair or Rained on $125.
North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $240-260; Good $200-220; Fair or rained on $140. Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-265, $7-8 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $120-130, $60-65 per roll; Fair to Good $80-100, $40-50 per bale.
South Texas: Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-265, $7-8 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-140; $60-70 per roll; Fair to Good $70-100, $35-50 per roll.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — August 22

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 1266 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $180-330; 300-400 lbs. $170-281; 400-500 lbs. $165-249; 500-600 lbs. $160-216; 600-700 lbs. $155-199; 700-800 lbs. $150-195.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $175-245; 300-400 lbs. $165-221; 400-500 lbs. $160-216; 500-600 lbs. $155-194; 600-700 lbs. $150-239; 700-800 lbs. $140-198.
Slaughter cows $80-117. Heavy bulls $118-136. Stocker cows $1325-2450. Cow/calf pairs (top) $2000-2450. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves $190-375.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — August 22

Receipts: 1983.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $95-119; fat cows $90-114; canner cows $60-95.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $115-134; light bulls $105-123.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice $2900-3150; good $2400-2825; plain $1400-1900; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $1750-3050.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $325-415; 200-300 lbs. $315-340; 300-400 lbs. $260-335; 400-500 lbs. $235-330; 500-600 lbs. $200-270; 600-700 lbs. $195-212; 700-800 lbs. $165-200.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $310-430; 200-300 lbs. $265-350; 300-400 lbs. $220-315; 400-500 lbs. $195-280; 500-600 lbs. $190-260; 600-700 lbs. $185-235; 700-800 lbs. $165-185.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $15-20 behind these figures.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — August 22

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 1035 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $230-390; 300-400 lbs. $220-320; 400-500 lbs. $200-295; 500 lbs. and up $160-270.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $230-400, 300-400 lbs. $200-285; 400-500 lbs. $180-290; 500 lbs. and up $150-260.
Slaughter cows $70-118. Slaughter bulls $120-125. Stocker cows $900-2400, pairs $1750-2850. Baby calves $200-500.
Holstein: steers 400-600 lbs. NT. Holstein: heifers 350-545 lbs. NT. Goats 46 heads $40-175.

Jordan Special Sale

San Saba, TX — August 22

(Special) Receipts totaled 3964 with buyers from all across Texas, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Florida and Louisiana along with 738 on the internet. Over 300 pair sold with the younger fleshier pairs that had young calves at their side that fit a fall calving program sold mostly from $2900-3350 except for a choice set of 8 Brangus that went for $3950. The summer calving pairs that had been running back with the bull and sold as exposed sold from $2600 up to $2900. Most of the 3in1’s offered brought $3000 up to $3300 with only a limited number on hand. The fall calving cows that were 6-8 months bred brought mostly from $2700 up to $3150 depending on kind and flesh. The short bred (1-3 months) and medium bred (4-5 months) were selling from $2200 up to $2700 except for a set of 47 Hereford medium bred sold for $3150. A choice offering of bred heifers were sold with the long bred (6-8 months) fall calving heifers bringing mostly from $2425 up to $3300 on a fancy set of 41 long bred Brangus heifers. A few drafts of F-1 Tigerstripe short to medium bred heifers brought from $3550 up to $3700. The demand was softer on the short bred (1-3 months) and middle bred (4-6 months) heifers bringing from $2000 up to $2700 except for a set of 11 Brangus medium bred heifers that sold for $2900. A choice offering of open heifers were on hand bringing from $1500 up to $2200 depending on size and kind except for a set of 70 True F-1 Tigerstripe that ranged from $2375 up to $2500. The next replacement female sale will be on Saturday September 19th at 10:00 am in San Saba with around 4000 head to be offered.
Some representative sales: Triple M Cattle, 50 Angus cows LB, at $3150; Triple M Cattle, 16 Angus cows MB, at $2700; Triple M Cattle, 15 Angus pair, at $3350; Owl Creek Ranch, 41 Brangus heifers LB, at $3300; Rodney Schoen Ranch, 13 Angus pair, at $3250; Terry Schenkel, 23 Tigerstripe heifers MB, at $3500; JPM Cattle, 51 Angus cows LB, at $3150; Speck Cattle LLC, 40 Angus+ heifers LB, at $2800; Glen Morgan, 3 Tigerstripe heifers LB, at $3700; Glen Morgan, 3 chocolate heifers LB, at $3550; John Schumacher, 8 Angus cows MB, at $3000; WR Ranch, 9 Brangus heifers open, at $2200; Juniper Mountain Cattle, 53 Hereford heifers open, at $2175; Bill Craig DVM, 8 Brangus pair, at $3950; Dove Creek, 27 Tigerstripe heifers open, at $2450.

Fort Smith Monday

Ft. Smith Livestock Auction – August 24

Receipts: 465. Feeder steers were steady to $16 lower. Feeder heifers were $7-12 lower. Slaughter cows were $4 lower. Slaughter bulls were $12 lower.
Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range, Price Range: 353-353 277.50; 416-416 260.00; 629-629 214.00; 683-683 200.00.
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range, Price Range: 360-385 244.00-249.00; 490-490 220.00; 565-568 203.00-208.00.
Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 Wt Range, Price Range: 345-348 276.00-282.00; 465-495 222.00-230.00; 595-595 205.00; 755-755 184.00; 820-820 180.00; 890-890 170.00; 930-930 160.00.
Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs; pregnancy; and age. Medium and Large 1-2: Age Weight Months Bred Price 2-4 year old 750-900 open cows 163.00-176.00 3-5 year old 900-1200 open cows 124.00-129.00 6-7 year old 750-1150 open cows 100.00-115.00 3-7 year old 950-1300 second stage 1600.00-2125.00 per head 4-7 year old 900-1300 second stage 1050.00-1525.00 per hear 4-7 year old 1100-1250 third stage 1400.00-1650.00 per head 6-7 year old 1150-1450 third stage 105.00-107.00.
Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2: Age Cow Weight Calf Wt Price 5-7 year old 900-1200 250-400 1975.00-2500.00 per pair.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Breakers 75-80% 1000-1500 95.00-99.50. Boners 80-85% 950-1400 104.00-108.50 109.00-113.00 99.00-103.50. Lean 85-90% 900-1300 102.00-106.50 107.00-111.00 97.00-101.50. Light 85-92% 700-950 82.00-87.00 89.00-93.00 70.000-75.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Y.G. 1-2 1000-2100 119.00-122.00 123.00-130.00 106.00-114.00.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — August 24

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 1358 head including: 38 bulls, 370 cows, 40 calves, 72 Longhorns, 174 stocker heifers, 301 stocker bulls/steers, 121 feeder heifers, 242 feeder bulls/steers. Average prices $1200, August 17 $1201. A year ago $1184. August 20 the futures contracts on cattle jumped up and Decatur anticipated the market to start the seasonal upper trend in prices. Then on August 21, Wall Street took a 500 point dip followed with a 588 point drop August 24. Of course, the commodity market followed with future prices dropping to the point of driving live cattle prices to double digit declines on calves and feeders. Many buyers went to the sidelines to wait for the financial dust to settle. In tight markets discounts on fleshy unweaned calves are greater. The bright spot is prices and demand for bred cows and pairs remain strong. Packer prices $1-2 lower as exports are under pressure with China and other countries dealing with economics. Consignments open for their 23rd annual “Fall Roundup” Saturday, November 14, 2015. To consign your cattle, call at 940-627-5599 or email at dlmteam@aol.com.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. NT; WA NT; 300-399 lbs. $180-305; WA $253.06; 400-499 lbs. $184-270, WA $225.48; 500-599 lbs. $163-232, WA $208.09; 600-699 lbs. $132-208, WA $187.53; 700-799 lbs. $129-200 WA $182.14; 800-899 lbs. $127.50-183; WA $174.83; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $185-310, WA $248.27; 300-399 lbs. $101-265, WA $204.93; 400-499 lbs. $99-257.50, WA $198.80; 500-599 lbs. $161-222, WA $191.06; 600-699 lbs. $132-204; WA $187.53; 700-799 lbs. $130-184, WA $173.41; 800-899 lbs. $121-193.25, WA $172.49; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young $2150-3000; mid-age $1925-2625. Pregnancy tested cows: young $1525-2575; mid-age $1700-2450.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $80-121; over 1100 lbs. $80-114. Feeder bulls $187-198.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $138-141. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $121-138.
Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: dairy NT, beef NT; 100-200 lb. $330-630.
Some representative sales: Kay Hoffman, Weatherford, 310 lb. steer at $305; Dan Maeyers, Rhome, 2 head deal, 415 lb. steer at $270; Jimmy McDavid, Weatherford, 505 lb. steer at $232; Don Templeman, Sunset, 230 lb. heifer at $310; Ray Reed, Gunter, 310 lb. heifer at $265; Jack Dill, Forestburg, 400 lb. heifer at $257.50.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — August 24

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 2101. Kids $20 higher; nannies $20 higher; wool lambs steady; dorper lambs steady; BBD lambs steady; ewes $10 higher.
Slaughter Kids: feeders 20-40 lbs. $180-300; light slaughter 40-70 lbs. $180-270; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $180-270.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $40-70/hd; Medium $75-125/hd; Fleshy $150-225/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Replacement Nannies: Med. Quality $100-150/hd; Choice Quality $175-225/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $110-170; Breeding NT.
Wool lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. NT; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $160-200; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $130-160.
Dorper lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $180-250; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $170-240; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $140-195.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $80-95.
Barbadoes: Lambs $180-240; Ewes $40-100/hd; Bucks $75-375/hd.
Dorper: Ewes $60-250/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks $90-125.

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — August 24

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 7,637. Feeder steers $3-8 lower, except few 600-700 lbs $10-15 lower. Feeder heifers and steer calves $10-15 lower. Heifer calves $15-30 lower. Demand moderate to good for feeder cattle, moderate for calves. The Dow took on another day of massive losses to close down 588 points and this once again has spilled over into the cattle complex. Cattle futures ended the day well into the red and this limited demand for cattle. The Dow has lost almost 1,675 points since August 17. Cooler temperatures and lots of bawling calves is making it feel like fall already.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1: Calves: few 300-330 lbs 325.00-329.00; pkg 355 lbs 277.00; 400-450 lbs 265.00-285.00, fleshy 250.00, lot 400 lbs fancy 305.00; 450-500 lbs 240.00-260.00; 500-550 lbs 234.00-244.75; 550-600 lbs 224.00-233.00, 595 lbs fleshy 217.00; 600-650 lbs 213.00-218.00; 650-700 lbs 204.50-205.00; 700-750 lbs 198.75-205.00; 750-800 lbs 189.00-202.00; Yearlings: 600-650 lbs 220.50-226.00; 650-700 lbs 209.50-222.50; 700-750 lbs 209.75-218.10; 750-800 lbs 201.50-213.50, fleshy 192.00-195.00, 780 lbs thin fleshed 215.00; 800-900 lbs 197.00-204.00, lot 885 lbs fancy 205.00; 900-930 lbs 194.00-199.00, fleshy 172.50; 975 lbs fancy 197.75, fleshy 182.00; lot 1015-1050 lbs 179.00-181.00.
Holsteins Large 3: lot 410 lbs 180.00; 625-675 lbs 166.00-171.50; lot 905 lbs 155.00.
Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1: 350-375 lbs 263.00-286.00; 425-475 lbs 235.00-250.00; 525-600 lbs 205.00-220.00; 615-675 lbs 190.00-203.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1: Calves: 300-350 lbs 250.00-277.00; 400-450 lbs 232.00-244.00; 450-500 lbs 216.00-232.50; 500-550 lbs 210.50-224.50; 550-600 lb 201.00-213.00; 600-700 lbs 192.00-197.50; Yearlings: 600-650 lbs 199.50-215.50; 650-700 lbs 198.50-203.00, replacement 215.00; 700-750 lbs 192.00-197.00, fleshy 190.25; 750-800 lbs 188.50-192.35, fleshy 184.00-186.00, replacement 202.00; 800-850 lbs 181.00-187.00; 875-900 lbs 174.50-179.50; 985 lbs 176.50; 1005 lbs 174.75.

 

 

 

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