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Plains Fed Cattle Trade Quiet,
Feeders Stronger In Most Areas

Plains fed cattle trade was typically quiet at midweek, packers bidding $88 and feedlots asking $92-93. Last week’s late trade in the Texas Panhandle was respectable if not brisk at $91, a dollar higher than the week before.

Slaughter Meat Goat Trends
Much Lower In Most Markets

Slaughter meat goat prices took a strong hit in most recent sales. New Holland, Pennsylvania, reported an unevenly steady market and Goldthwaite trends were unquoted, but Hamilton and San Angelo were $10 lower and Fredericksburg called prices $10-15 lower.

Lamb Markets Softer, Ewes Hold Steady
Most sheep markets were trending lower this week as the summer market continues. Some firmness was noted in the slaughter ewe market, but fat and feeder lambs were off across the country.

RANGE SALES

Vet Says To Plan On Drenching
Until Boots Are No Longer Wet

“When you walk outside in the morning and your boots get wet, you better think about worms.”

Panhandle Groundwater Districts
Studying Aquifer Recharge Rates

Water officials here want to make more deposits into the groundwater bank to cover the withdrawals being made today.

Rains Cause Increased Problems
With Insect-Transmitted Disease

Rushing water, stagnant ponds, or even the dry stages after wet periods can lead to outbreaks of livestock disease. Mosquitoes and biting flies, capable of carrying and transmitting diseases, thrive in the damp weather, and naturally-occurring anthrax can take a toll on livestock and wildlife when pastures dry after prolonged wet periods.

U.S. Beef Selling At Brisk Pace
In South Korea Despite Protests

South Korea has imported 1497 tons of U.S. beef since late April.

Appeals Court Rejects Ecos’
Challenge Of CAFO Agreements

Agricultural operations can't be sued over the pollution or odors they emit as long as they have entered into an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Abilene Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices Mixed
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were steady to $2 lower, over 500 pounds $3 higher, heifers under 500 pounds steady to firm, over 500 pounds $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2 lower, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $50 lower. Receipts totaled 1133 head.

Angelo Feeder Lambs Weak, Cattle Strong
Heavy slaughter lambs sold weak to $5 lower Tuesday, light slaughter lambs weak, slaughter ewes firm to $2 higher, feeder lambs weak to $5 lower in a light test, nannies weak, kids fully $10 lower. Receipts totaled 9593 head.

Athens Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-5 higher, slaughter cows steady to $2 higher, slaughter bulls $3-4 lower. Receipts totaled 1587 head.

Beeville Auction Sells 449 Cattle
No market comparison was available due to the previous week’s holiday closing. Receipts totaled 449 head.

Most Boxed Beef Cutout Prices Up
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week was up $4.03 at $141.97. A year ago, the cutout value was $136.74.

Buffalo Feeder Steers, Heifers $2-5 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers 300-500 pounds were $2-5 higher, over 500 pounds $4-6 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 949 head.

Clifton Feeder Steers, Heifers $3-5 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-5 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to firm. Receipts totaled 1868 head.

Coleman Feeder Steer Prices Increase $4-6
Feeder steers were $4-6 higher, heifers $3-5 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $1-3 higher, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $100 higher. Receipts totaled 1907 head.

Crockett Feeder Cattle Prices Increase $3-5
Feeder steers and heifers under 600 pounds were $1-2 higher, over 600 pounds $3-5 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady to firm. Receipts totaled 2317 head.

Dalhart Feeder Steers, Heifers $3-5 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-5 higher, slaughter cows and bulls mostly $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1306 head.

Most Fredericksburg Feeder Cattle Higher
Feeder steers sold $4-5 higher, heifers $2-4 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1048 head.

Fredericksburg Lambs Gain, Goats Decline
Feeder lambs were $3-5 higher, lightweight slaughter lambs $8-10 higher, heavies steady, feeder goats $3-5 lower, slaughter goats $10-15 lower. Receipts totaled 3086 head.

Goldthwaite Auction Sells 3201 Sheep, Goats
No market comparison was available due to the previous week’s holiday closing. Receipts totaled 3201 head.

Graham Feeder Cattle Prices Mostly Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $4-8 higher, over 500 pounds $2-3 higher, feeder heifers under 500 pounds $1-4 higher, over 500 pounds $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $100 higher. Receipts totaled 1301 head.

Hamilton Lambs Steady, Cattle Steady To Higher
Feeder lambs sold steady Monday, ewes $5 lower, kid goats $10 lower, nannies steady to $5 higher. Other trends were unreported on receipts of 2134 head.

Haskell Auction Sells 748 Head Of Cattle
Price trends were not reported on cattle receipts of 748 head.

Imported Meat Total .087% Above Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending June 2 totaled 25,670 metric tons. This compares to 23,603 metric tons for the same period last year and is a .087 percent increase. The following figures represent metric tons.

Junction Lamb, Kid Goat Prices Lower
Lambs sold $2-5 lower, ewes steady, kid goats mostly $8-15 lower, nannies $2-4 lower, billies steady, muttons $2-5 lower. Receipts totaled 3307 head.

Lampasas Auction Sells 773 Cattle
No market trend comparison was available due to the previous week’s holiday closing. Receipts totaled 773 head.

Lockhart Auction Sells 888 Cattle
No market trends were available due to the previous week’s holiday closing. Receipts totaled 888 head.

Lometa Sheep, Goat Receipts Total 1972
Price trends were unreported on sheep and goat receipts of 1972 head.

Red Meat Production 2.3% Below Last Year
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 908.6 million pounds, 16.3 percent higher than the previous week and 2.3 percent below last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was .9 percent higher.

Nacogdoches Auction Receipts 1244 Cattle
No market trend comparison was available due to the previous week’s holiday closing, but a much stronger tone was noted. Receipts totaled 1244 head.

Nation’s Feeder And Stocker
Cattle Price Trends Up $2-7

Feeder and stocker cattle auctions traded in a $2-7 higher range across the country last week. Trading was active with the exception of the Rocky Mountain states and the Northern Plains from Colorado up through Nebraska and the Dakotas, where receipts were seasonally light and many auctions were closed.

ProRodeo Assn. Inducts Nine
New Members Into Hall Of Fame

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame celebrated the colorful careers of nine rodeo legends July 14 at the hall’s 2007 induction ceremonies.

Steers And Heifers Firm To Up In Angelo Special Sale Monday
Feeder steers and heifers were firm to $2 higher here Monday in the season’s third special feeder cattle sale at Producers Livestock Auction.

Three Rivers Steer, Heifer Prices Higher
Feeder steers were $2-4 higher, instances $9 higher, feeder heifers $2-5 higher, slaughter cows steady to $2 lower, slaughter bulls steady to firm. Receipts totaled 1113 head.

Tulia Steers Higher, Heifers Steady To Up
Feeder steers were $1-2 higher, feeder heifers steady to $2 higher, slaughter cows and bulls not fully established. Receipts totaled 2383 head.

Domestic Wool Demand Light, No Aussie Sales
Domestic wool trading was at a standstill last week under light to moderate demand for tight remaining supplies, and many buying interests were on vacation.

Neophytes’ Intro To Cattle Biz
More Hands-On Than Anticipated

When we first got into the cattle business, we were ill-equipped, to say the least. We had no cow dog, no squeeze chute, and not enough pens. We were buying small, orphaned calves at the local cattle auction and netting about $50 to $150 a head — which was probably about a nickel an hour for our time!

SWELLS AND SKIRTS abound at San Angelo’s historic Fort Concho, where more than 50 saddles are on display through September 2.

Loose Ends

Hindsights

Coming Up...

July 21 — Bobby Edmond’s Special Summer Riding Horse Sale, Amarillo Livestock Auction, Amarillo, Texas.

July 28 —Open Consignment Sale, Speer Horse Company, Talpa, Texas.

August 4 — Special Replacement Female Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas.

 





 

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