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
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.
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
Most sheep and goat prices were steady on receipts of 3096
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
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
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.
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
All classes of cattle sold dollars higher on receipts of
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.
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
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
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
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
Feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher,
slaughter cows $4-5 higher, bulls $6-7 higher. Receipts totaled 730
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
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
Billings Feeder Lamb
Prices $3-6 Higher
Feeder lambs sold $3-6 higher Monday, slaughter ewes $2-3
lower. Receipts totaled 2360 head.
— 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,