Plains Cattle Feeders
As Much As $90, Bids Only $84
Plains feedlot operators were feeling feisty this week after last
week’s strong $85-86 showing. Packers were bidding $84, but feeders
were holding for anywhere from $88 to $90.
Texas Slaughter Kid Goat
See Steady Rate Again This Week
Slaughter goats on Texas markets were generally steady again this
week, New Holland, Penn. $2-4 lower.
Fat, Feeder Lamb Prices
Fat and feeder lambs held steady on most Texas markets this week,
San Angelo weak to $1 lower on feeders. Billings, Mont. reported a
$2-4 lower trend on heavy feeders, and New Holland, Penn. was
anywhere from $10 to $20 higher on fats.
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Optimism and opportunity were words that continually came up in
conversation with a contingency of international guests representing
the South African mohair industry here recently.
Problems In Sheep And Goats
Internal parasites in sheep and goats are becoming increasingly
difficult to control as many of the parasites are now resistant to
available dewormer products.
Small Grain Grazing Programs
Have Built-In Risk Management
Most economists think in terms of hedging in the futures market when
they talk about risk management. Dr. Ted McCollum, Extension beef
specialist in Amarillo, Texas, thinks about strategies and forage
when it comes to stocker cattle systems.
Law Firm Exists To
Cases Out Of Governmental Abuse
John Schuller, a sheep producer in northern Montana, was sitting on
the couch watching wrestling when he heard a commotion outside.
Japanese Buyers Grab
As Fast As It Hits The Shelves
U.S. beef still has diehard fans here in Japan. When they can find
it, they snap it up.
Surge In Ethanol Plant
Will Impact All Of Agriculture
The growing interest in ethanol, says Dr. John Lawrence of Iowa
State University, may be a turning point for agriculture.
Dove Season Outlook Termed
As Drouth Conditions Prevail
Come August, dove hunters become creatures of habit, intently aware
of silhouettes on power lines and pastures with bright yellow
sunflowers. They track the birds' swift, erratic flight with
Spike In Natural Gas Prices
Termed Darkness Before Light
Producers pumping irrigation water this year might have a hard time
seeing any profits, but the long-term forecast looks more promising,
a Texas Cooperative Extension specialist said.
Angelo Sheep Steady, Cattle Firm To $2 Up
Slaughter lambs and slaughter ewes were steady, feeder lambs weak to $1
lower, nannies weak to $1 lower, kids steady. Receipts totaled 9467
head, around 10 percent slaughter lambs, 20 percent slaughter ewes,
20 percent feeder lambs, and the balance goats.
Fredericksburg Feeder Cattle $1-3 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $1-3
higher, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 higher. Receipts totaled 1616
Fredericksburg Sheep Steady, Few
Stocker and feeder lambs were steady,
slaughter lambs steady, stock and feeder goats steady, slaughter
goats $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 4508 head.
Jordan Cattle Sales See Higher Prices
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-5 higher in Mason and San Saba,
slaughter cows $2 higher and bull steady, stock cows $25 to $50
higher. Receipts at the two sales totaled 5469 head.
Brownwood Cattle Mixed,
Lights Steady To Firm
Steer calves and yearlings were steady to $2 higher, heifer calves
and yearlings steady to $1 lower, slaughter cows steady to $1 lower,
bulls steady, bred cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 902 head.
Lampasas Cattle Sell Higher Across Board
Feeder steers and heifers were $5-7 higher, slaughter cows and bulls
steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 1423 head.
Navasota Cattle Sell Higher Across
Feeder steers sold $2-5 higher, heifers $1-3 higher, slaughter cows
$4-6 higher, bulls steady. Receipts totaled 2147 head.
Feeder Cattle Firm To $2
In Angelo Special Sale Monday
Steers and heifers were firm to $2 higher here Monday in the
season’s fourth special feeder calf sale at Producers Livestock
Three Rivers Steers Firmer, Heifers
Feeder steers were steady to firm,
instances $4 higher, heifers steady to weak, slaughter cows $1-3
higher, bulls steady to firm. Receipts totaled 1265 head.
Comanche Cattle Sell Steady To Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-5 higher, slaughter cows $2-4
higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 741 head.
New Holland Sheep And Goats Higher
Slaughter lambs weighing 70-150 pounds sold $15-20 higher, lighter
weights $10-15 higher, slaughter ewes and bucks $2-4 lower,
slaughter kid goats $2-4 lower, nannies and billies $2-4 higher.
Graham Feeder Cattle Steady To Some Higher
Feeder steers were steady to firm, yearlings steady, heifers steady
to $1 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 higher, stock cows and
pairs $100-175 higher. Receipts totaled 1601 head.
Coleman Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-6 higher, yearlings $2-3 higher,
slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher, stock cows and
cow-calf pairs steady to $75 lower. Receipts totaled 2345 head.
Nacogdoches Feeder Cattle Prices
Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-5 higher, slaughter cow and bulls
steady. Receipts totaled 860 head.
TCFA Junior Fed Beef
Featured Intense Competition
he Texas Cattle Feeders Association Junior Fed Beef Challenge
overall champion and top scholarship winner in the Senior Division
was Pete Dahl of Texhoma, Okla., who won a $2000 college
scholarship. Matt Mellema of Dalhart captured reserve champion and a
$1500 scholarship, and brother Tammo Mellema took home first
runner-up honors and a $1000 scholarship.
Domestic Wool Slow, Aussies Some Higher
Domestic wool trading was seasonally slow last week, nearly all
warehouses having completed marketing the majority of this year’s
Nation’s Feeder Cattle Prices
Steady to $3 Higher Last Week
Feeder and stocker cattle sold steady to $3 higher across
the country last week, the full advance posted after Tuesday.
Goldthwaite Goats Off $5, Sheep Softer Also
Light slaughter lambs were steady,
heavyweights untested, stock and feeder goats steady to $2 lower,
slaughter goats $5 lower. Receipts totaled 3020 head.
Cattle Much Stronger Across Board
Feeder steers and heifers were $4-5
higher, slaughter cows $1-2 higher, bulls steady. Receipts totaled
Matt Austin Wins Bull Riding
At Dodge City Roundup
It might have been the only qualified bull ride at the Dodge City
Roundup, but reigning world champion Matt Austin made it count.
Dalhart Feeder Calf Prices Firm To Higher
Feeder steers and heifers under 550 pounds sold firm to $2 higher,
over 550 pounds steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 lower.
Receipts totaled 911 head.
Total Meat Production 4.3% Above A Year Ago
Total red meat production under
federal inspection for the week ending Saturday, August 12 was
estimated at 904.1 million pounds, 4.3 percent higher than the
previous week and 4.2 percent higher than a year ago. Cumulative
meat production for the year to date was 3.9 percent higher compared
to the previous year.
Billings Light Lambs Steady, Heavies
Feeder lambs under 90 pounds were mostly steady, 90-120 pounds $2 to
$4 lower, slaughter ewes $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1773 head.
Too Many Conflicting
Brought End To Doha Trade Talks
The current Doha Round of free trade negotiations at the World Trade
Organization in Geneva collapsed on July 24 after five years of
negotiations. Negotiations failed because the parties remained too
far apart in negotiating the reduction and/or elimination of trade
barriers and/or import tariffs, especially regarding the amount of
tariff reductions in agriculture.
Lockhart Feeder Cattle Higher, Fats Up
Feeder steers and heifers were $1-3 higher, slaughter cows steady to
$1 higher, slaughter bulls $1-2 higher. Receipts totaled 1352 head.
Buffalo Feeder Cattle Prices Trend Higher
Feeder steers 300-600 pounds were
$2-3 higher, heifers 300-500 pounds $1-2 higher, 500-700 pounds $3
higher, instances $6 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady.
Receipts totaled 2163 head.
Boxed Beef Prices Rise On All Grades
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report on all fed
steers and heifers sold last week gained $6.86 to close at $139.94.
This is the highest closing price since July 7.
Letters To The Editor
— Replacement Female Sale, Pearsall Livestock Auction, Pearsall,
— Special Catalog Horse Sale, Speer Horse Company, Talpa, Texas.
— Special Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba,