MARKETS

Meridian Tuesday

Meridian, TX — February 17

(Special) Receipts at Meridian Livestock Commission: 128. Stocker and feeder steers steady. Stocker and feeder heifers steady. Slaughter cows $1-2 higher. Packer bulls $3-4 higher. Cow/calf pairs no test. Young replacements no test.
Steers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. NT; 400-500 lbs. $270-305; 500-600 lbs. $245-272; 600-700 lbs. $220-244; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Heifers: No. 1, under 300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $275-315; 400-500 lbs. $250-283; 500-600 lbs. $220-241; 600-700 lbs. $200-229; 700-800 lbs. NT.
Slaughter cows, high yielding $110-120; low yielding $90-100; fats $100-108; thin & shelly $90-100.
Packer bulls $139-144.
Pairs: young choice NT; young fair NT; aged pairs NT.
Young pregnancy tested stocker replacement cows $1500-2400.

Milano Tuesday

Milano, TX — February 17

Cattle and Calves.
Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 272.00-350.00; 400-500 lbs 260.00-299.00; 500-600 lbs 242.00-273.00; 600-700 lbs 210.00-255.00; over 700 lbs NT.
Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 239.00-333.00; 400-500 lbs 200.00-293.00; 500-600 lbs 185.00-263.00; 600-700 lbs 181.00-221.00.
Slaughter Cows: $85-121. Slaughter Bulls: $123-138. Bred Heifers: NT. Bred Cows: $1700-2025. Pairs: $2000-2400 limited test.

Hamilton Tuesday

Hamilton, TX — February 17

Receipts 256. The market was $5-10 higher on all calves and yearlings. They had several outstanding sets of calves that were weaned and had condition. One set of Brangus heifers were good enough for replacements. If you have cattle to sell, give Hamilton a call.
Steers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. NT; 300-400 lbs. $330-390; 400-500 lbs. $265-297; 500-600 lbs. $238-269; 600-700 lbs. $191-251; 700 lbs. & up $175-201.
Heifers: No. 1, 200-300 lbs. $330-335; 300-400 lbs. $221-340; 400-500 lbs. $240-258; 500-600 lbs. $207-263; 600-700 lbs. $211-225; 700 lbs. & up $153-193.
Packer cows, high yielding NT; med. yielding $91-107; low yielding NT.
Packer bulls, high yielding $120-137; med. yielding NT; low yielding NT.
Cow-calf pairs: choice NT; med. quality NT; aged $1600-2200.
Bred cows: choice NT; med. quality NT; aged NT.
Stocker steers $5-10 higher. Feeder steers $5-10 higher. Stocker heifers $5-10 higher. Feeder heifers $5-10 higher. Packer cows steady. Packer bulls steady. Cow/calf pairs steady. Bred cows NT.

OKC West Wednesday

Oklahoma City, OK — February 18

(F‑S) Receipts at OKC West - El Reno Livestock Market: 6128. Feeder steers sold steady to firm. Feeder heifers $1-3 higher. Steer and heifer calves no trend established due to limited receipts, however a higher undertone was noted. Demand moderate to good for all classes. Quality was average to mostly attractive. Winter precipitation is expected to fall across the state over the weekend.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1: Calves: 300-350 lbs 400.00-405.00; 350-400 lbs 350.00-380.00; 400-450 lbs 339.00-350.00; 450-500 lbs 280.00-300.00, thin fleshed 360.00; 500-550 lbs 266.00-295.00; 550-600 lbs 252.50-277.00; 625-650 lbs 230.00-241.00; 725-750 lbs 210.00-213.00; Yearlings: 600-700 lbs 220.00-253.00; 700-800 lbs 205.50-217.50; 800-900 lbs 185.00-205.50; 900-1000 lbs 178.50-196.60; 1000-1075 lbs 164.00-178.50.
Feeder Holseins: Large 3: lot 725 lbs 160.00; load 875 lbs 162.00.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1: 3895 lbs 342.50; few 400 lbs 320.00; 500-550 lbs 275.00-282.50; 600-650 lbs calves 233.00-250.00; lot 725 lbs 206.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1: Calves: lot 315-400 lbs 300.00-345.00; 450-500 lbs 258.00-274.00; 500-600 lbs 221.00-253.00; 600-700 lbs 197.00-213.00; 770-800 lbs 175.00-185.00; Yearlings: 600-700 lbs 202.00-219.00; 700-800 lbs 191.00-208.00, replacement 209.00-212.00; 800-900 lbs 173.00-192.00, replacement 196.50-198.00, fleshy 175.00; 900-950 lbs 168.00-169.50; 1000 lbs 164.00.

San Angelo Cattle

San Angelo, TX — February 19

(F-S) Receipts at Producers Livestock Auction Co.: 934. Feeder steers and heifers firm. Slaughter cows and slaughter bulls firm. Stock cows and pairs steady. Trading fairly active, demand good.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 328.00-356.00; 400-500 lbs 300.00-314.00, few 332.00; 500-600 lbs 266.00-273.00, few 282.00-294.00; 600-650 lbs 245.00-251.00; 738 lbs 206.00.
Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 2 580 lbs 214.00; 700-800 lbs 181.00-190.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs 306.00-320.00; 400-500 lbs 265.00-266.00, few 294.00; 500-600 lbs 224.00-232.00, few 250.00; 605 lbs 214.00; 700-800 lbs 196.00-198.00.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean weight avg dress hi-dress low-dress Breakers 75-80 1300-1550 lbs 101.00-110.00. Boners 80-85 950-1475 lbs 108.00-114.00 115.00-116.50. Lean 85-90 850-1250 lbs 103.00-111.00 90.00-102.00 85-90 600-900 lbs 85.00-90.00.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1600-2325 lbs 133.00-139.00; high-dressing 145.00-150.00; low-dressing 1200-1800 lbs 120.00-130.00.
Pregnancy Tested Stock Cows And Heifers: All sold by the head. Medium and Large 1 heifers (heavy bred) 2325.00-2700.00.
Cow/Calf Pairs: All sold by the pair. All have 200-450 lbs calves. Medium and Large 1 first calf cows 2500.00.
Exposed Heifers: Medium and Large 1 red mottle face and tiger stripes 895 lbs 1500.00 per head, others 775-950 lbs 182.00-189.00 cwt.
Open Heifers: Medium and Large 1 600-700 lbs 1450.00-1600.00 per head.
Stocker And Feeder Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 (young) no test; (young and middle age) 800-1075 lbs 136.00-150.00 cwt; (middle age) 900-1175 lbs 124.00-130.00 cwt; (thin &/or aged) 1000-1250 lbs 105.00-122.00 cwt.
Breeding Bulls: 2000.00-4000.00 per head.

Jordan Weekly Market Report

Mason & San Saba - February 19

Receipts totaled 1102 head for the week. Demand was strong with an active market. The stocker steers and the heifers were $5 higher with lots of interest in cattle going to graze out wheat and grass. The feeder steers were $2-3 higher with 16 steers weighing 879 lbs $195 ($1714.05) and 9 steers at 991 lbs $189 ($1872.99). The feeder heifers all sold on a steady market. Packer cows and bulls sold $2 higher with the top cow at $126 and the top bull at $147. Pairs and bred cows were in high demand with the top pairs at $3450.
Steers: Choice lightweight calves $300-410; Choice medium weight calves $245-350; Choice heavyweight calves $220-257.50.
Heifers: Choice lightweight calves $265-410; Choice medium weight calves $210-272.50; Choice heavyweight calves $200-231.
Yearlings: Choice lightweight steers $207-220; Choice heavyweight steers $195-201; Choice lightweight heifers $190-216; Choice heavyweight heifers $180-198; #2 Steer calves & yearlings $207-270; #2 Heifer calves & yearlings $180-240; Shorties & Plainer calves & yearlings $200-240.
Cows: Choice bred $2250-2550; Medium to good bred $1850-2240; Plainer & older bred $1150-1840; High yield $115-126; Medium yield $105-114; Low yield $95-104; Heiferettes & young stockers NT.
Bulls: High yield $140-147; Medium yield $137-139; Low yield $134-136; Feeders $134-139.
Pairs: Choice $2710-3450; Medium to good $2310-2700; Plainer & older pairs $1850-2300.
Some representative sales: Norris Ranch, Rochelle, 1 steer 360 lbs at $347.50; Eddie Holland, Bluffton, 5 steers 406 lbs at $300; Charles E Carney, San Saba, 1 steer 500 lbs at $292.50; Larry Dale Parks, San Saba, 1 heifer 355 lbs at $320; Doris Clark, Menard, 3 heifers 548 lbs at $260; Charles Perry, Cherokee, 5 heifers 562 lbs at $238.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – February 19

(F-S) Hay movement light to moderate in erratic trading. Demand light to moderate with inquiry slightly improved in central and western counties. A brief winter storm hit the state early this week but most producers had hay needs well covered. Inquiry from out-of-state dairies still mostly light. Drought conditions did not improve even with light snow this week. Wheat pasture across the state in need of additional rainfall.
Alfalfa Central Oklahoma: Premium $185-200. Good quality $125-150. Fair quality $75-85. Good quality in 4x5 round bales $90-110 per bale. Small square bales $10-12 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good quality 3x3x8 $90-100 per bale, 4x4x8 $110-120 per bale. Premium quality small square bales $12-14 per bale.
Western Oklahoma: Premium few loads $190-200. Good dry cow hay $125-150. Fair quality $80-90.
Grass Hay Central Oklahoma: Prairie hay 4x5 bales $20-30 per bale, mostly $25-28. Good Bermuda $60-70 per bale in 5x6 bales. Fair quality Bermuda 5x6 round bales $35-40 per bale. Good wheat hay $60-75 per ton, Fair quality wheat hay $60-70. Small square bales Bermuda grass $6-9 per bale
Western Oklahoma: Good wheat hay 5x6 bales $65-70 per bale. Fair to Good Bermuda grass 5x6 bales $45-60 per bale, best quality Bermuda $60-70 per bale. Prairie hay 4x5 bales $25-30. Crab grass 5x6 bales $35-40 per bale.
Eastern Oklahoma: Good mixed grass hay in 4x5 bales $25-30 per bale. Bermuda 5x6 bales $50-70 per bale. Bermuda small square bales $6-8 per bale.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — February 20

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 398 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $305-420; 250-300 lb. $312.50-355; 300-350 lb. $359.83-390; 350-400 lb. $285.83-375; 400-450 lb. $284.11-320; 450-500 lb. $275.60-305; 500-550 lb. $258.38-276.50; 550-600 lb. $238.83-270; 600-650 lb. $225.71-237; 650-700 lb. $218.13-229; 700-750 lb. $196.50-219; 750-800 lb. $193.50-197; 800 lbs. and up $192.50-192.50.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $285-285; 250-300 lb. $245-260; 300-350 lb. $312.14-335; 350-400 lb. $287.33-310; 400-450 lb. $277.35-305; 450-500 lb. $247.28-267.50; 500-550 lb. $240.55-255; 550-600 lb. $238.21-275; 600-650 lb. $239.50-265; 650-700 lb. $252.63-308; 700-750 lb. $278.29-290; 750-800 lb. $180-195; 800 lbs. and up $185-200.
Stocker cows $86-172.50. Slaughter cows $112-120. Bulls $126-156.50. Pairs $2000-2000. Cows per head NT. Bulls per head NT.

Texas Hay

Amarillo, TX — February 20

(F-S) Hay prices were unchanged although movement has picked up to moderate on moderate demand. Freight continues to keep wide price spreads in Alfalfa and Coastal Bermuda. Winter temperatures returned to begin the week bringing a mix of snow and rain but weather was back spring-like by end of the week. Livestock remains in good conditions as producers continue to feed hay and protein. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Bales: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $230-260, instances $295; Good to Premium $220-230. Chopped Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: $165-175. Calf hay $180. Coastal Bermuda: Large Bales: Delivered: $180-195, $90-95 per bale. Hay Grazer: Small Bales: Delivered: $6 per bale. Large Bales: Delivered: $75-80. Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $175-185. Corn Stalks: Large Bales: Delivered: $65. Prairie Grass: Large Bales: Delivered $175. Cotton Burrs: Delivered: $65-75.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $295-330, $9-10 per bale. Large Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme $240-260, Good to Premium $220-240.
North, Central, and East Texas: Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-265, $7-8 per bale; Fair to Good $165-200, $5-6 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $60-75 per roll, $120-150 per ton; Fair to Good $50-60 per roll, $100-120 per ton.
South Texas: Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $230-265, $7-8 per bale; Fair to Good $165-200, $5-6 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB and delivered locally: Good to Premium $120-140; $60-70 per roll.

Gainesville Friday

Gainesville, TX — February 20

(Special) Receipts at Gainesville Livestock Market, Inc. 886. The market was pretty steady overall. Calf market on the 5 weight steers with condition $2 higher. Feeder cattle steady to dollar higher. Packer cows steady. Stock cows $50 higher with strong demand on young cows. March 6 will have 45 head of Coriente cows 3-5 years old, heavy bred.
Feeder Steers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $360-390, No. 2-3 $300-340; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $310-340, No. 2-3 $250-285; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $285-310, No. 2-3 $240-265; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $255-280, No. 2-3 $230-240; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $220-245, No. 2-3 $205-215; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $200-220, No. 2-3 $185-195.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and large frame, 200-300 lbs., No. 1 $300-350, No. 2-3 $240-265; 300-400 lbs., No. 1 $280-310, No. 2-3 $240-260; 400-500 lbs., No. 1 $250-270, No. 2-3 $220-240; 500-600 lbs., No. 1 $225-245, No. 2-3 $205-220; 600-700 lbs., No. 1 $210-225, No. 2-3 $190-205; 700-800 lbs., No. 1 $185-200, No. 2-3 $170-180.
Slaughter bulls: Y.G. 1-2, 1200-2050 lbs. $120-140. Slaughter cows 1-3, $105-116, cutters $90-102.
Stocker cows PG'd tested 3-9 yrs: Large frame $2000-2400, medium frame $1500-1800.
Cow and calf pairs: Cows with calves under 250 lbs., large frame $2100-2700, medium frame $1750-2000.
Baby Calves: Holstein calves NT, crossbreds $475-640.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — February 21

Receipts: 587.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $105-135; fat cows $100-131; canner cows $75-110.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $115-150; light bulls $125-145.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice $2750-3600; good $2000-2700; plain $1100-1900; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $1250-2525.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $320-460; 200-300 lbs. $300-425; 300-400 lbs. $275-380; 400-500 lbs. $245-320; 500-600 lbs. $235-285; 600-700 lbs. $215-245; 700-800 lbs. $195-215.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $300-390; 200-300 lbs. $275-375; 300-400 lbs. $245-320; 400-500 lbs. $215-305; 500-600 lbs. $195-280; 600-700 lbs. $190-247; 700-800 lbs. $165-200.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $15-20 behind these figures.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — February 21

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 412 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $290-360; 300-400 lbs. $280-350; 400-500 lbs. $250-330; 500 lbs. and up $170-280.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $270-320, 300-400 lbs. $260-320; 400-500 lbs. $240-305; 500 lbs. and up $150-275.
Slaughter cows $75-128. Slaughter bulls $118-150. Stocker cows $1025-2250, pairs $1600-2100. Baby calves $275-620.
Holstein: steers 200-300 lbs. NT. Holstein: heifers 700-800 lbs. NT. Goats 25 head at $60-265.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — February 21

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 468 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $195-409; 300-400 lbs. $190-403; 400-500 lbs. $185-295; 500-600 lbs. $175-271; 600-700 lbs. $170-241; 700-800 lbs. $165-197.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $180-317; 300-400 lbs. $170-325; 400-500 lbs. $160-265; 500-600 lbs. $150-265; 600-700 lbs. $140-241; 700-800 lbs. $130-210.
Slaughter cows $80-132. Heavy bulls $120-141.50. Stocker cows $1100-2450. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1750-2760. Baby calves up to $200-480.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — February 23

486 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $240-365; 300-400 lbs. $240-325; 400-500 lbs. $225-285; over 500 lbs. $170-252.50.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $220-325; 300-400 lbs. $220-285; 400-500 lbs. $220-277.50; over 500 lbs. $170-245.
Packer cows $84-132. Packer bulls $126-152. Stocker cows $1075-2450. Cow/calf pairs $2050-2600. Calves $90-490.

Oklahoma City Monday

Oklahoma City, OK — February 23

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 3,999. Feeder steers traded mostly $2-7 lower. Feeder heifers sharply lower on a light test. Not enough calves for a market trend. Frigid temperatures and snow have moved into the state which has caused many producers to hold off selling this week. Snow on the roads has hindered travel especially in the western part of the state toward the feedlots. Buyers demand for cattle with favorable flesh conditions remains very good.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1: 400-425 lbs 316.00-317.00; 450-475 lbs 280.00-298.00; 500-550 lbs 271.00-281.00, fleshy 247.00; 550-575 lbs 256.00-263.00, thin fleshed 278.00; pkg 615 lbs 228.50; few 715 lbs 204.75, Yearlings: 600-650 lbs 242.00-250.00; 650-700 lbs 224.00-234.00; 700-750 lbs 205.00-214.00, fancy 223.50-225.00; 750-800 lbs 196.00-204.00; 800-850 lbs 192.75-197.50, full 185.00; 850-875 lbs 184.25-196.00, fleshy 178.75; 900-1000 lbs 174.50-180.00; 1000-1075 lbs 172.50-177.10; pkg 1110 lbs 174.00.
Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1: few 400 lbs 304.00; lot 550 lbs 253.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1: 450-500 lbs 253.00-258.50; 500-550 lbs 249.00-257.00, fleshy 230.00; 550-600 lbs 223.00-227.00; 600-650 lbs 202.00-216.00, fleshy 196.00-197.50, replacement 223.00-227.00; 650-700 lbs 193.00-207.00; 700-800 lbs 181.00-189.00, replacement 194.00; 800-875 lbs 175.00-189.00, fleshy 176.00, fancy 190.50; 900-975 lbs 172.00-182.00; pkg 1035 lbs 170.00.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — February 23

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 821. Kids $10 higher; nannies $10 higher; wool lambs steady; dorper lambs $10 higher; BBD lambs steady; ewes steady.
Slaughter Kids: feeders 20-40 lbs. $260-315; light slaughter 40-70 lbs. $275-300; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $180-275.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $60-80/hd; Medium $100-125/hd; Fleshy $150-225/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Replacement Nannies: Med. Quality $175-200/hd; Choice Quality $200-250/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $140-160; Breeding NT.
Wool lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. NT; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. NT; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $140-160.
Dorper lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $260-290; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $200-260; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $180-240.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $70-110.
Barbadoes: Lambs $180-240; Ewes $40-125/hd; Bucks NT.
Dorper: Ewes $75-150/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks $90-110/hd.

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