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Auction's Big Sky Roundup

Billings, MT – June 30

Superior Livestock Auction hosted their second annual Big Sky Roundup from the Big Horn Resort in Billings, Montana Friday June 30th. Cattle producers offered 55,500 head of calves, yearlings and breeding stock from 27 states for this auction. The bulk of trade occurred in the North Central region, mainly Montana with cattle selling on contracts to deliver immediately through the end of December. Superior Livestock went live at 7:30 a.m. CT with Superior Sunrise and the auction starting at 8 a.m. CT. The Big Sky Roundup was broadcast live on DISH channel 232 and streamed on Superior Livestock Auction’s Click To Bid website. Despite outside industry pressures this auction delivered prices that were higher than the 2016 Big Sky Roundup and excellent demand. Program cattle once again saw an increase premium, as the stage is beginning to be set for China trade.
Yearling steers were $3-5 lower and yearling heifers were $2-6 lower from Superior’s June 1st Video Auction. Calves under 600 lbs. were steady to $3 lower while calves over 600 lbs. were $5-7 lower.
Top Lots: Cow Country Farm, Friona, TX, 125 Feeder Steers at 785 lbs. VAC 45+, Superior Verified, NHTC, Certified Natural Plus, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 4, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by Black Angus bulls. 100% Black hided. Strs have graded 90%+ Choice in each of the last 5 yrs. $157, December 10-20 Del. Ten X Ranch, Rodeo, NM, 69 Feeder Steers at 700 lbs. VAC 45, Certified Natural Plus, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of Horned Hereford cows by Brite Hereford bulls. 10-15 BWF & BMF Angus sired steers on load. $154, July 6-13 Del. Cow Country Farm, Friona, TX, 67 Feeder Heifers at 730 lbs. VAC 45+, Superior Verified, NHTC, Certified Natural Plus, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 4, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by Black Angus bulls. 100% Black hided, Hfrs have graded 90% + Choice in each of the last 5 years. $151, December 10-20 Del. Sageser Cattle Co. Edmonson, TX, 125 Weaned Steer Calves at 375 lbs. VAC PRECON, English, English Exotic Cross & English Brahman Cross. Showing 1/8 or less ear. $207, July 17-31 Del. Burns Ranch, Joy, TX, 85 Weaned Steer Calves at 575 lbs. VAC 45, Source & Age Verified, NHTC, Certified Natural Plus, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 4, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by RA Brown, Lesiker & Gardiner genetics bulls. 100% Black hided. $184.50, July 15-25 Del. Gary Taylor, Crockett, TX, 84 Weaned Heifer Calves at 580 lbs. VAC 45, Certified Natural Plus, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of English type & crossbred cows by 44 Farms Angus bulls. Approx. 90% Black hided & 10% Charolais cross. Pred. 1/8 or less Brahman influence, very few with ¼. $145, October 1-20 Del. Burns Ranch, Joy, TX, 90 Weaned Heifer Calves at 530 lbs. VAC 45, Source & Age Verified, NHTC, Certified Natural Plus, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 4, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of Angus & Angus cross cows by RA Brown, Lesiker & Gardiner genetics bulls. 100% Black hided. $170, July 15-25 Del. Nance Ranch, Haslet, TX, 80 Heifer Calves at 625 lbs. VAC 34, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of Angus, Hereford, BWF & Hereford cross cows by Hereford & Red Angus bulls. $148.50, July 10-20 Del. Egan Ranch, Inc. Lame Deer, MT, 100 Heifer Calves at 535 lbs. VAC 24, Certified Natural, Superior Progressive Genetics. Red Angus, Sired by outstanding quality herd bulls. $170, October 16 Del. Hein Cattle Co. Vanada, MT, 90 Heifer Calves at 620 lbs. VAC 34+. Out of Black Angus cows by Courtney & Mrnak Hereford bulls. Producer has purchased high dollar, high weaning & high yearling weight bulls for 4 years. Approx. 95% BWF, 1 Brockle Face & 5% RWF & RBF. $152, October 13 Del. Danelson & Danelson Scobey, MT, 330 Steer Calves at 640 lbs. VAC 34, Certified Natural, Superior Progressive Genetics. Out of fullblood Black Angus cows by reg. Sitz Angus bulls. 100% Black. $163, November 1-15 Del.

Oklahoma Hay

Oklahoma City, OK – July 7

(F-S) All hay classes traded steady with instances $5 higher on Alfalfa. Movement was slow to moderate during the holiday week. Pastures were in good condition as most of the state received some rain early in the week. Coastal Bermuda producers were busy in hay fields if weather permitted. Prices for hay and pellets quoted per ton except where noted.
Panhandle/High Plains: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $175-230; Good to Premium $160-175. Small Bales: Delivered: Good to Premium $231.000-288.75, $7.00-8.75 per bale. Ground Alfalfa: Delivered to feedlots: $145-150. Calf $150-155. Coastal Bermuda: Large Rounds: Delivered: Good to Premium $180. Wheat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: Bearded $104-125; Beardless $130-135. Hay Grazer: Large Bales: Delivered: $70-95. Prairie: Large Bales: Delivered: $110-115. Oat Hay: Large Bales: Delivered: $80; $40 per bale.
Far West Texas/Trans Pecos: Alfalfa: Small Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $330-396, $10-12 per bale. Small Bales: FOB: Premium to Supreme $250, $7.50 per bale. Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $210-220. Large Squares: FOB: Premium to Supreme $160-170.
North, Central, and East Texas: Alfalfa: Large Squares: Delivered: Premium to Supreme $200-230. Coastal Bermuda: Small Squares: FOB: Good to Premium $231-297, $7-9 per bale; Fair to Good $165-198, $5-6 per bale. Large Rounds: FOB: Good to Premium $100-130, $50-65 per roll; Fair to Good $80-100; $40-50 per roll.
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 $100-140; $50-70 per roll.

Hugo Friday

Hugo, OK — July 7

(Special) Receipts at Hugo Livestock Market: 549 head.
Steers: 100-250 lb. $165-190; 250-300 lb. $143.75-185; 300-350 lb. $151.45-170; 350-400 lb. $146.60-175; 400-450 lb. $141.61-178; 450-500 lb. $150.02-180; 500-550 lb. $151.39-180; 550-600 lb. $139.66-168; 600-650 lb. $135.89-146; 650-700 lb. $138-148; 700-750 lb. $130.33-138; 750-800 lb. NT; 800 lbs. and up $79-79.
Heifers: 100-250 lb. $205-205; 250-300 lb. $140.94-187.50; 300-350 lb. $152.34-165; 350-400 lb. $143.50-160; 400-450 lb. $136.57-150; 450-500 lb. $135.10-148; 500-550 lb. $134.48-162; 550-600 lb. $128.19-156; 600-650 lb. $126-138; 650-700 lb. NT; 700-750 lb. NT; 750-800 lb. $109.33-116; 800 lbs. and up $104-104.
Stocker cows $82-124. Slaughter cows $65-75. Bulls $42-99. Pairs $700-1050. Cows per head $750-950. Bulls per head NT.

New Summerfield Saturday

New Summerfield, TX — July 8

(Special) Receipts at Tri County Livestock Market, 1045 head. Some plain cattle below these figures.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $150-190; 300-400 lbs. $155-175; 400-500 lbs. $140-157; 500-600 lbs. $125-146; 600-700 lbs. $115-148; 700-800 lbs. $110-137.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $130-150; 300-400 lbs. $115-140; 400-500 lbs. $110-138; 500-600 lbs. $110-138; 600-700 lbs. $105-139; 700-800 lbs. $100-138.
Slaughter cows $40-79. Heavy bulls $83-99. Stocker cows $850-1475. Cow/calf pairs (top) $1500-1700. Low-middle pairs NT. Baby calves $175-350.

Paris Saturday

Paris, TX — July 8

(Special) Receipts at Cattlemen's Livestock Commission: 950 head of cattle and calves.
Steers: 300 lbs. and under $125-185; 300-400 lbs. $120-175; 400-500 lbs. $115-165; 500 lbs. and up $110-155.
Heifers: 300 lbs. and under $120-165, 300-400 lbs. $120-155; 400-500 lbs. $115-155; 500 lbs. and up $100-152.
Slaughter cows $35-76. Slaughter bulls $75-106. Stocker cows $600-1600, pairs $900-1550. Baby calves $75-400.
Holstein: steers 400-700 lbs. NT. Holstein: heifers $600-1000. Goats: 27 head $30-175.

Buffalo Livestock

Buffalo, TX — July 8

Receipts: 1518.
Slaughter cows: cutter cows $62-80; fat cows $58-75; canner cows $45-75.
Slaughter bulls: heavy bulls $76-98; light bulls $70-93.
Cow/calf pairs & bred cows: choice NT; good NT; plain $850-1350; bred cows 3-6 yrs. old $950-1350.
Steer/bull calves & yearlings: 150-200 lbs. $145-215; 200-300 lbs. $135-200; 300-400 lbs. $130-185; 400-500 lbs. $120-166; 500-600 lbs. $125-162; 600-700 lbs. $125-160; 700-800 lbs. $110-139.
Heifer calves & yearling: 150-200 lbs. $130-200; 200-300 lbs. $130-180; 300-400 lbs. $130-170; 400-500 lbs. $120-157; 500-600 lbs. $115-149; 600-700 lbs. $105-148; 700-800 lbs. $100-130.
These prices reflect the good to choice cattle, and the plainer cattle would be $25-40 behind these figures.

Sulphur Springs Livestock Auction

Sulphur Springs, TX — July 10

1137 head.
Steers: under 300 lbs. $120-185; 300-400 lbs. $120-170; 400-500 lbs. $110-155; over 500 lbs. $98-145.
Heifers: under 300 lbs. $110-160; 300-400 lbs. $105-150; 400-500 lbs. $105-142.50; over 500 lbs. $95-137.50.
Packer cows $46-83. Packer bulls $70-103. Stocker cows $725-1550. Cow/calf pairs $750-1500. Calves $10-310.

Hamilton Sheep & Goats

Hamilton, TX — July 10

Receipts at Hamilton Sheep and Goat Sale: 3343. Kids $20 lower; nannies $25 lower; wool lambs $20 lower; dorper lambs $20 lower; BBD lambs $20 lower; ewes $10 lower.
Slaughter Kids: feeders 20-40 lbs. $160-210; light slaughter 40-70 lbs. $170-240; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $160-250; Wethers 8-120 lbs. up to $300.
Slaughter Nannies: Thin $40-60/hd; Medium $75-100/hd; Fleshy $125-175/hd.
Boer & Boer Cross Replacement Nannies: Med. Quality $100-150/hd; Choice Quality $150-175/hd.
Spanish, Boer, & Boer Cross Billies: Slaughter $140-175; Breeding NT; Choice Young Billies NT.
Wool lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. NT; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $150-190; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $110-130; show lambs NT.
Ewes: Stocker NT; Slaughter $40-80.
Dorper lambs: feeders 20-40 lbs. $140-200; lt. slaughter 40-70 lbs. $150-210; heavy slaughter 70 lbs. & up $110-160; fancy ewe lambs NT.
Dorper: Ewes $75-250/hd; Lambs NT; Bucks NT; Choice Dorper Rams $70-100.
Barbadoes: Lambs $140-180; Ewes $30-80/hd; Bucks $75-350/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 10

(F‑S) Receipts at Oklahoma National Stockyards: 5500.Feeder steers and heifers steady to $2 lower. Cattle futures slipping some today and demand is moderate. Steer and heifer calves lightly tested. Steer calves steady to $4 lower. Heifer calves unevenly steady. Quality very typical of the summer and plain to average, end attractive. Some unweaned calves in the mix and these selling to limited demand.
Feeder Steers (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 468 lbs 167.00, 443 lbs Fleshy 166.50; 500-600 lbs 161.50-169.00, 597 lbs Fancy 169.75, Fleshy 154.00-162.00, 568 lbs Value Added 168.00; 600-700 lbs 155.00-156.00, Calves 147.00-155.00; 700-800 lbs 148.00-157.00, Calves 140.00-149.00; 800-900 lbs 144.00-148.00; 900-1000 lbs 137.00-138.75; 1004 lbs 132.50; 1152 lbs 125.25.
Feeder Dairy Steers (Per CWT): Large 3 898 lbs 69.50.
Feeder Heifers (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 400-500 lbs 147.00-154.50, Fleshy 142.00-154.00; 500-600 lbs 142.00-149.00, Fleshy 139.00-143.00; 600-700 lbs 139.75-147.50, Calves 137.00-142.00, 612 lbs Fleshy 139.00; 700-800 lbs 130.00-139.50; 800-900 lbs 132.00-132.25, 852 lbs Fleshy 127.00; 968 lbs 120.00.
Feeder Bulls (Per CWT): Medium/Large 1 293 lbs 185.00; 375 lbs 176.00; 463 lbs 170.00; 500-600 lbs 138.50-143.00; 669 lbs 135.00, 633 lbs Calves 139.00; 839 lbs 125.50; 1140 lbs 97.00.

Fort Smith Monday

Ft. Smith Livestock Auction – July 10

Receipts: 2285. Feeder steers under 400 lbs sold $8 lower, over 400 lbs sold steady to $2 lower. Feeder heifers under 500 lbs sold $1-3 lower, over 500 lbs sold $2 higher. Slaughter cows sold $2-4 higher. Slaughter bulls sold steady.
Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 260-295 181.00-201.00; 300-345 170.00-188.00; 350-395 162.00-178.00; 400-445 160.00-175.00; 450-495 158.00-174.00; 465-465 150.00 Fleshy; 475-475 152.00 Brahman X; 500-545 152.00-168.00; 520-530 135.00-140.00 Brahman X; 550-598 142.00-154.00; 550-550 135.00 Fleshy; 605-645 142.00-151.00; 654-685 143.00-148.00; 702-748 136.00-141.50; 741-741 143.00 Value Added; 760-760 136.50; 789-789 143.00 Value Added; 825-825 134.00; 823-823 139.50 Value Added.
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 255-293 161.00-172.00; 300-345 157.00-169.50; 350-395 149.50-164.00; 400-448 140.00-153.00; 450-495 140.00-150.00; 490-490 130.00 Fleshy; 470-470 165.00 Replacement; 500-545 137.50-148.00; 540-540 135.00 Fleshy; 550-595 132.00-145.50; 600-645 130.00-142.00; 650-690 129.00-134.00; 660-660 137.50 Value Added; 720-735 125.00-128.00; 715-715 119.00 Fleshy; 707-707 133.00 Value Added; 762-762 128.00 Value Added; 903-903 115.00.
Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 Wt Range; Price Range: 365-390 152.00-159.00; 400-445 151.00-156.00; 455-495 150.00-155.00; 505-545 146.00-155.00; 550-598 139.00-152.00; 600-640 141.00-150.00; 655-695 134.00-143.50; 705-730 125.00-136.00.
Replacement Cows: Pre-tested for bangs; pregnancy; and age. Medium and Large 1-2: Age Weight Months Bred Price 1+ year old 505-890 open 660-1535.00 per head pkg 25 head 702 open 1550.00 per head 2 year old 640-970 open 84.00-129.00 1-2 year old first stage 730.00-1075.00 per head 1-2 year old second & third stage 800.00-960.00 per head 3-4 year old first stage 900.00-1350.00 per head 3-4 year old second & third stage 940.00-1660.00 per head 5 year old first stage 700.00-1050.00 per head 5-6 year old 965-1105 second & third stage 68.50-76.00 900.00-1375.00 per head 7 year old 1025-1055 first stage 74.00 980.00 per head 7 year old 840-1225 second stage 72.00-104.00 1000.00-1125.00 per head 7 year old 960-1560 third stage 66.00-76.00 1050.00-1200.00 per head 7-10 year old 860-1260 first stage 64.50-71.50 7-10 year old 890-1390 second & third stage 60.00-77.00.
Cow-Calf Pairs: Medium and Large 1-2: Age Cow Weight Calf Wt Price 2-3 year old 100-200 1050.00-1475.00 per pair 4 year old 100-200 1050.00-2025.00 per pair 4 year old 200-300 1200.00-2160.00 per pair 5-7 year old 100-200 1010.00-1675.00 per pair 5-7 year old 200-300 1150.00-1675.00 per pair 7 year old 300-400 1125.00-1725.00 per pair 7-10 year old 100-200 900.00-1350.00 per pair.
Commercial Breeding Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2: Age Bull Weight Price 1-3 year old 1075-1400 1200.00-1900.00 per head.
Slaughter Cows: %Lean Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Breakers 75-80% 1000-1500 68.00-70.00 71.00-75.00 65.00. Boners 80-85% 950-1400 64.00-69.50 70.00-73.50 55.00-63.00. Lean 85-90% 900-1300 66.00-71.00 72.50-77.50 59.00-65.00. Light 85-92% 700-950 61.00-67.00 68.00-73.50 53.00-60.50.
Slaughter Bulls: Weight Average Dress High Dress Low Dress Y.G. 1-2 1000-2100 90.00-99.50 78.00-89.00.

Decatur Monday

Decatur, TX — July 10

(Special) Receipts at Decatur Livestock Market were 2237 head including: 51 bulls, 312 cows, 62 calves, 146 Longhorns, 425 stocker heifers, 496 stocker bulls/steers, 264 feeder heifers, 481 feeder bulls/steers. Average prices $756, June 26 $723. A year ago $730. The regional USDA market quote was feeders steady to $4 lower, steer calves $4 lower and heifer calves unsteady with limited demand. The futures continued drifting lower as has been the pattern for the last two weeks. Your local market, led by the weaned segment, went against the regional trend with gains for all weights of heifers and all but 6 weight steers. This was in spite of large number of heavy haired, fleshy unweaned calves (hot, humid weather - long hair and milk fat calves is not a good combination). The appearance of many of the calves should lead to an evaluation of internal parasite control and mineral supplement programs – something’s not right. Bred cows and pairs in good demand as recent rains have pastures in good shape.
Steers: 200-299 lbs. $130-182.50; WA $162.50; 300-399 lbs. $95-175; WA $153.22; 400-499 lbs. $100-165, WA $147.20; 500-599 lbs. $87-169, WA $144.97; 600-699 lbs. $91-151, WA $138.52; 700-799 lbs. $103-139.50 WA $126.28; 800-899 lbs. NT; WA NT; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Heifers: 200-299 lbs. $97-185, WA $148.68; 300-399 lbs. $89-165, WA $136.59; 400-499 lbs. $87.50-154, WA $137.54; 500-599 lbs. $107.50-146, WA $136; 600-699 lbs. $92.50-146; WA $134.41; 700-799 lbs. $105-133, WA $125.57; 800-899 lbs. $91-130, WA $117.49; 900-999 lbs. NT, WA NT.
Pairs: young $1175-1750; mid-age $1300-1675. Pregnancy tested cows: young $1125-1400; mid-age $1190-1375.
Packer cows: under 1100 lbs. $62-78; over 1100 lbs. $64-81. Feeder bulls $123-130.
Bulls, Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $94.50-104. Low Y.G. 1 & 2, 1400-2000 lbs. $77.50-94.
Baby Calves: under 100 lbs. NT: 100-200 lb. $200-390.
Some representative sales: James Ross, Boyd, 275 lb. steer at $182.50; Gerald Walterscheid, Muenster, 325 lb. steer at $175; Brice Lambert, Weston, 410 lb. steer at $165; Preston Pruett, Decatur, 225 lb. heifer at $185; Fat Dog Ranch, Bowie, 395 lb. heifer at $165; Vestry LP, Ft. Worth, 2 head deal, 430 lb. heifer at $154.

 

 

 

 

 

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