Feeder Lambs Steady, Fats Mostly Same
Little price change was noted in the lamb market this week. Nearly everything was steady except fat lambs at San Angelo, which were a couple of dollars lower.

Plains Fed Cattle Bids At $80, Feedlots Seeking $82 Or Better
Plains fed cattle trade remained at a standstill through presstime Wednesday, packers offering a steady $80 and feedlots generally asking $82-83.

Texas Meat Type Goat Markets Trend Mostly Lower This Week
Like a yo-yo, the slaughter kid market bounced lower this week after showing some strength last week. Most markets lost $2-5.



Ed Kimbell Has Been Taking In Texas Cattle For 40-Plus Years
"Treat them as if they were your own." That's been the motto of stocker operator/grazier Ed Kimbell for well over 40 years. Because of that motto Kimbell is known far and wide as one of the best stocker operators in Kansas.

Ground Water District Head Discusses Water Sale Permits
The Panhandle Ground Water Conservation District has been and continues to be on the front lines of water wars in the State of Texas. And while it has been interesting, it hasn't always been fun.

Ranchettes Taking Over Rural Texas' Family Farms, Ranches
Texas' rural lands are being splintered into "ranchettes," endangering wildlife and the family farmers and ranchers who make their living off the land, says a joint study by American Farmland Trust and Texas Cooperative Extension.

Canadian BSE Case Re-Orients Cattle Groups' Talk Sessions
A breaking story in Canada changed the complexion of a discussion in this Texas town.

Texas A&M Plans International Forum On Food Contamination
An international forum on accidental release or deliberate use of biological agents affecting food and agriculture, hosted by the Texas A&M University System Integrative Center for Homeland Security, is scheduled for the Hyatt Regency Houston Hotel Oct.14-15.

Canada Tests 700-Plus Animals, But No New BSE Cases Reported
Almost 700 cattle in Canada have tested negative for "mad cow" disease, and results from another 400 animals slaughtered for testing were expected by Wednesday, an investigator said.

Food, Fiber Account For Tenth Of Texas Economy In 1997-2000
The food and fiber system in Texas contributed as much as $72.8 billion to the state economy from 1997 through 2000 despite periods of drouth and low prices, according to a joint study by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and Texas Cooperative Extension.

TAHC Says END Outbreak Close To Conclusion In Texas, N.M.
State and federal animal health authorities are one step closer to releasing restrictions on birds in El Paso County following an outbreak of the deadly bird virus Exotic Newcastle Disease among backyard birds in El Paso in early April.

Lawmakers Introduce Proposal To Bolster Food Safety Laws
Accompanied by the parents of a two year-old boy killed by food poisoning, federal lawmakers recently introduced legislation to strengthen the nation's food-safety laws.

USMEF Offering Funds To Aid Meat Exports
The U.S. Meat Export Federation is now accepting applications from U.S. companies interested in receiving matching funds to promote branded U.S. meat products in international markets.

Anti-Graze Group Wins Arizona Grazing Lease
John Horning with the Forest Guardians, an environmental activist group based here, says they will immediately remove cattle from school trust land that the organization is leasing in Arizona.

Summer ProRodeo Tour Finale Set For Next Weekend In Las Vegas
Not quite two years ago, Rope Myers of Van, Texas, won $12,000 at the Summer ProRodeo Tour Finale, helping him qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and ultimately claim his first steer wrestling world title.

Nation’s Feeder Cattle Prices Higher During Holiday Period
Feeder cattle auction receipts were light across the country last week as most Monday sales were closed for Memorial Day. However, mid to late-week auctions saw active trading and prices that ranged from firm to $5 higher as buyers struggled for numbers. Southeastern calf markets trended steady to $3 higher and direct sales in the Plains states were called steady to $1 higher.

Fed Cattle Higher Last Week With Excellent Beef Demand
Slaughter cattle moved $1-2 higher across the country last week with dressed sales $3 higher. Demand was good during the holiday-shortened week, and clearance was seen in all feeding areas.

Domestic Wool At Standstill, Aussie Wool, S.A. Hair Higher
Domestic wool trading was at a standstill in all areas last week. Demand was light to very light due to instability in world prices in recent weeks.

Most Junction Sheep, Goats Called Steady
Most sheep and goat prices were steady on receipts of 3096 head.

U.S. Meat Production 1.2% Below A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection during last week's holiday-shortened period was estimated at 780.9 million pounds, 15.3 percent less than a week earlier and 1.2 percent less than a year ago. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was down .7 percent at 18.86 billion pounds.

Boxed Beef Values Reach For Stars
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report on all fed steers and heifers sold last week moved up $5.46 to $136.19 for a new high price level.

Decatur Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices Higher
Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 lower, stock cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 1869 head.

Fredericksburg Lambs Steady, Fat Goats Off
Feeder and slaughter lambs sold steady, slaughter goats $3-5 lower, stock goats steady. Receipts totaled 4785 head.

Most Cuero Cattle Prices Much Higher
All classes of cattle sold dollars higher on receipts of 1977 head.

Most Brownwood Feeder Cattle Prices Higher
Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 lower, stock cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 323 head.

Fredericksburg Feeder Cattle Prices Higher
Feeder steers sold $2-4 higher, heifers $1-2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 higher. Receipts totaled 791 head.

Risinger Herd Sale Offers 563 Cattle
The Tom and Diane Risinger ranch offered 563 replacement females and bulls in a herd dispersal at Jordan Cattle Auction.

Llano Feeder Steers, Heifers Fully Steady
Feeder steers and heifers sold fully steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 547 head.

Hamilton Sheep, Goats Steady, Cattle Mixed
Sheep and goats sold steady on Monday on receipts of 2224 head. Tuesday feeder steers and heifers were higher, slaughter cows and bulls lower, stock cows and pairs higher. Receipts totaled 313 head.

Abilene Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices Higher
Feeder steers and heifers sold $1-2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to firm, stock cows and pairs steady to firm. Receipts totaled 1115 head.

Milano Feeder Steers, Heifers Show Strength
Feeder steers sold steady to $1 higher, the advance on weights over 600 pounds, heifers steady to firm, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1588 head.

Angelo Feeder Lambs Steady, Cattle Higher
Feeder lambs sold steady in a light test this week, slaughter lambs weak to $2 lower, slaughter ewes uneven, native ewes steady, others $2-3 lower; kid goats were $2-5 lower, nannies steady. Receipts totaled 9378 head, around 35 percent slaughter ewes, 10 percent slaughter lambs, five percent feeder lambs and 50 percent goats.

San Saba Calves Sell Steady, Yearlings Up
Lightweight feeder steers and heifers sold steady last week, yearlings $1-2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $1-3 higher, stock cows and pairs steady. Receipts totaled 931 head.

Most Lampasas Feeder Cattle Prices Higher
Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, slaughter cows $4-5 higher, bulls $6-7 higher. Receipts totaled 730 head.

San Saba Replacement Female Sale Steady
Most cattle sold steady in a special female replacement sale at Jordan Cattle Auction. Quality offerings were in good demand while some solidmouth cows, open and exposed heifers were less active. Receipts totaled 3911 head.

Goldthwaite Sheep, Goat Prices Steady
Slaughter lambs sold steady to firm, stock goats steady, slaughter goats steady to weak. Receipts totaled 3620 head.

Colorado City Cattle Prices On High Side
Feeder steers and heifers sold $2-3 higher, slaughter cows $2-3 higher, bulls $3 higher, pairs $15-35 higher. Receipts totaled 430 head.

Billings Feeder Lamb Prices $3-6 Higher
Feeder lambs sold $3-6 higher Monday, slaughter ewes $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 2360 head.

Loose Ends

Coming Up...
June 12
— Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas. June 14 — Fryar Cattle Company’s Maine-Anjou and Horse Sale, Brownwood Cattle Auction, Brownwood, Texas. June 16 — Stocker and Feeder Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.

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