Feedlots Still Awaiting
Clear Offers At Middle Of Week
Plains feedlots were expecting
another late-week market at presstime, asking $92-94 against no
clear bid structure. Last week’s Friday trade ended up at mostly
$91-91.25, down a couple of dollars from the week before.
Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Much Lower In Recent Trading
Slaughter meat goat prices took a
deep hit on all recent markets. New Holland, Pennsylvania, termed
prices mostly $5-10 lower per head, San Angelo $10-20 lower per
hundredweight, Goldthwaite $20-25 lower, and Fredericksburg $25-30
Fat Lambs Weaker, Meat Better
The sheep and lamb market showed some
weakness again this week with prices slipping in most markets on
feeders, fats and slaughter ewes.
Researcher Describes Concerns
Over Cattle Fever Tick Program
Those attending the recent Texas and
Southwestern Cattle Raisers summer meeting here received updates on
everything from the fever tick eradication program to immigration,
as well as a new recovery credit program whereby landowners are
partnering with the Army to improve habitat for endangered birds in
and around Fort Hood.
Trans Texas Corridor Caught
Many Off Guard In Beginning
When legislation proposing the Trans
Texas Corridor and other toll-funded highways was first introduced
in 2003, lobbyists didn't know what to make of it. They generally
expected it to fail under the weight of its own massive vision, but
as the Texas Department of Transportation and Gov. Rick Perry
pursued it, they began to take notice.
Japan, South Korea Take Softer
Positions On U.S. Beef Imports
From the on-again, off-again world of
Asian beef trade comes positive news from both Japan and South
Korea. Japan intends to begin negotiations with the U.S. shortly to
ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports, Japan’s Kyodo News agency
reported Tuesday, and South Korea late last week lifted the
temporary ban it had imposed on U.S. beef shipments only four days
Angelo Feeder Lamb, Cattle Prices Lower
Feeder lambs were weak to $3 lower, nannies weak to $3 lower, heavy
slaughter lambs $2-5 lower, light slaughter lambs $5-10 lower,
slaughter ewes steady, kid goats $10-20 lower. Receipts totaled
Athens Feeder Cattle Mostly $2-5 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-5 lower, instances $9 lower,
slaughter cows steady to $2 lower, bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts
totaled 1476 head.
Billings Light Feeder Lambs $3-7 Higher
Feeder lambs under 100 pounds sold $3-7 higher, the greatest advance
on weights under 90 pounds, slaughter ewes sold mostly steady. Other
trends went unreported on receipts totaling 3350 head.
Buffalo Feeder Steer, Heifer Trend Off
Feeder steers and heifers were $4-6 lower, instances $8 lower,
slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1196 head.
Clifton Feeder Cattle Prices Mostly
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady to instances $2 lower,
600-750 pound heifers $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady.
Receipts totaled 881 head.
Coleman Feeder Steer Prices Firm To
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were steady to firm, over 500 pounds
steady to $1 higher, feeder heifers under 500 pounds steady, over
500 pounds $2-5 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady, replacement
cows $20-30 lower, cow-calf pairs steady to $50-75 lower. Receipts
totaled 2052 head.
Dalhart Feeder Cattle Prices Steady To
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to firm, slaughter cows and
bulls steady to firm. Receipts totaled 1924 head.
Most Fredericksburg Feeder Cattle
Feeder steers and heifers sold steady, slaughter cows and bulls
strong. Receipts totaled 621 head.
Fredericksburg Feeder Lambs Steady To
Stocker and feeder lambs were steady
to weak, slaughter lambs steady, stocker and feeder goats $15-20
lower, slaughter goats $25-30 lower. Receipts totaled 4061 head.
Goldthwaite Sheep, Goats Mostly Lower
Lightweight slaughter lambs were $20-25 lower, replacement goats $20
lower, slaughter goats $20-25 lower. Sheep and goat receipts totaled
Graham Feeder Cattle Prices Mostly Higher
Feeder steers under 600 pounds were steady to $4 higher, over 600
pounds $3 higher, heifers under 600 pounds $1-3 higher, over 600
pounds steady to $3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to
instances $5 lower, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $50 lower.
Receipts totaled 1538.
Hamilton Sheep Off, Most Cattle Steady
Feeder lambs sold $7-10 lower Monday,
ewes $15 lower, kid goats $20 lower, nannies $15 lower. Other trends
were unreported on receipts of 2984 head.
Haskell Auction Sells 1245 Head Of Cattle
Market price trends were not reported on cattle receipts of 1245
Imported Meat Total 1.16% Above Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending
April 28 totaled 32,753 metric tons. This compares to 28,264 metric
tons for the same period last year and is a 1.16 percent increase.
The following figures represent metric tons.
Most Mason, San Saba Feeder Cattle Down $2
Feeder steers and heifers sold $2 lower in San Saba and Mason,
stocker steers and heifers steady but fleshy calves $3-4 lower,
packer cows and bulls steady. Receipts at the two sales totaled 5235
Junction Kids Lower, Lambs And Ewes
Lambs and ewes sold steady, bucks $1-3 lower, kid goats lower, other
sheep and goat classes mostly steady. Receipts totaled 3091 head.
Lampasas Auction Receipts 668 Cattle
No market trends were reported due
to the reporter's absence at the previous sale. Receipts totaled 668
Wool LDP Drops Mohair Unchanged
WASHINGTON — As of Wednesday the LDP for ungraded wool dropped to 14
cents. There is still no LDP being paid on mohair, as the posted
price remains higher than the target price.
Most Lockhart Feeder Cattle Decline $2-4
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4
lower, slaughter cows steady to $2 lower, bulls $2 lower. Receipts
totaled 741 head.
Lometa Sheep, Goat Receipts
Price trends were unreported on sheep
and goat receipts of 1516 head.
Production 1.7% Below A Year Ago
Total red meat production under
federal inspection last week was estimated at 917 million pounds,
13.6 percent higher than the previous week and 1.7 percent lower
than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
1.1 percent higher.
Nacogdoches Feeder Cattle $2-3 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3
lower, slaughter cows $2-3 lower, slaughter bulls $2-4 lower.
Receipts totaled 850 head.
Nation’s Feeder Cattle Price
Trends Called Unevenly Steady
Feeder and stocker cattle sold
unevenly steady to $2 lower across the country last week, calves
feeling the most pressure. The weaker trends were also more
noticeable at middle and late-week markets that traded firmer the
previous week, while most major early-week auctions had been
Roy Duvall Ends Career At
Brazile Leads PRCA All-Around
Steer wrestling icon Roy Duvall, the three-time world champion and
ProRodeo Hall of Famer, has wrestled his last steer. He went out on
top, splitting first place in the round to cap off a record career
at the Duvall Jackpot held in Checotah, Okla.
Three Rivers Feeder Steers
Sell $4 Lower
Feeder steers were $4 lower, heifers weak to $4 lower, slaughter
cows weak to $2 lower, slaughter bulls $3 lower. Receipts totaled
Tulia Feeder Steers Mostly
Steady To Off
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 lower, the decline
mostly on weights over 600 pounds, slaughter cows $3-5 lower,
instances $6 lower. Receipts totaled 3525 head.
Domestic Wool Market Slow,
Aussie Dollar Gains Again
Domestic wool trading remained slow
last week as the majority of the wool in the western and Mountain
states has been sold. A few wool pools were to be sold in North
Dakota and Wyoming.
Letter to the Editor
— Special Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale, Producers Livestock Auction,
San Angelo, Texas.
—Open Consignment Sale, Speer Horse Company, Talpa, Texas.
— Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason,