Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Lower In Most Recent Sales
Slaughter meat goat prices took a stiff hit in most recent sales.
Junction was $2-8 lower, Hamilton $5-10 lower, San Angelo and
Goldthwaite $15-20 lower, and Fredericksburg $20-25 lower. Only New
Holland, Pennsylvania called a steady trend.
Sheep Market Slump
Lasts Another Week
Light slaughter lambs were $5-10 lower at San Angelo, which turned
out to be the market just about everywhere else this week. Heavy
slaughter lambs and slaughter ewes were also down anywhere from $2
to $10 as escalating costs and dry conditions continue to pressure
Plains Fed Cattle Trade
To Customary Pattern This Week
After two weeks of early movement, Plains fed cattle trading was
back in mañana mode this week. Last week’s going rate was
$93.50, down about $3 in two weeks’ time.
Focus on Survival First;
Plan For Future, Analyst Says
No matter how much gray hair someone has, no one has ever
experienced the kind of roller coaster ride, the volatility and the
high prices that ag commodities are experiencing today.
Essential For Surviving Drouth
Drouth is not an uncommon occurrence in these parts, and Butch
Taylor says that management practices, both good and bad, will
affect the severity of any drouth.
More Studies Investigate
Of Distiller’s Grain In Feedlots
"Why do we flake grain?" asks Matt May of Kansas State University.
Fly Control Not Simple
Says Extension Beef Specialist
With summer comes fly season and those pesky insects that can reduce
the performance of cattle and, in some cases, physically destroy
Despite Challenges To Industry
Many issues are facing the cattle industry, but National Cattlemen’s
Beef Association President Andy Groseta remains optimistic.
Producers Back Checkoff Hike
As representatives of three livestock groups made their way across
the Lone Star State earlier this spring in a series of meetings,
they found support for an increase in the beef checkoff funds that
reflects a nationwide survey — at least among those cattlemen
attending the meetings.
Floods And Drouth May Trump
Record Crop Prices For Some
USDA’s latest forecast of net U.S. farm income for 2008 is at a
record $92.3 billion, but the continuing severe drouth in a large
portion of Texas indicates that 2008 will be a difficult year for
agriculture in much of the state. Forcasts for rain do not appear
optimistic, so it becomes particularly important to initiate drouth
Domestic Politics At
Of U.S. Beef Protests In Korea
The crisis in South Korea over U.S. beef imports is paralyzing the
country politically, both domestically and in its relationship with
the U.S. Almost all talks on non-beef issues between the two allies
have come to a halt.
Light Abilene Feeder
Steers Decline $1-4
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $1-4 lower, over 500 pounds
steady to $1 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $1 lower, over 500
pounds steady to $1 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 lower,
replacement cows and cow-calf pairs $50 lower. Receipts totaled 789
Angelo Feeder Lambs, Feeder
Feeder lambs sold $5 lower on Tuesday, light slaughter lambs weak to
$5 lower, instances $10 lower, slaughter ewes weak, kid goats $15-20
lower, nannies weak. Receipts totaled 10,485 head.
Athens Feeder Steers, Heifers Decline $2-3
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls
steady to $2 lower. Receipts totaled 1100 head.
Beeville Sale Totals 884 Head Of Cattle
Due to the reporter’s absence, no market trends are available on
cattle receipts of 884 head.
Boxed Beef Cutout Prices
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week
showed prices down $1.15 from the previous week at $153.93. A year
ago, the cutout value was $145.39.
Buffalo Feeder Steer, Heifer Prices Lower
Feeder steers were $3-6 lower, heifers $2-4 lower, slaughter cows
and bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1086 head.
Clifton Sells Steers, Heifers $3-6 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-6 lower, slaughter cows $2 lower,
slaughter bulls $1 lower. Receipts totaled 1055 head.
Coleman Feeder Steers Split, Heifers
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $3-5 lower, over 500 pounds $2-4
higher, heifers under 500 pounds $2-3 lower, over 500 pounds $1-2
lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 lower, replacement cows
and cow-calf pairs steady to firm. Receipts totaled 2296 head.
Dalhart Feeder Cattle Prices Mostly
Feeder steers and heifers were generally steady to instances $2-3
lower on 500-700 pound heifers, slaughter cows and bulls steady to
strong. Receipts totaled 1722 head.
Edinburg Sale Offers 717 Head of Cattle
No market trends available due to
reporter’s absence last week. Receipts totaled 717 head.
Fredericksburg Feeder Cattle Prices
Steers and heifers sold $3-4 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2
lower. Receipts totaled 1147 head.
Lower, Goats Decline
Stocker and feeder lambs were $8-10 lower, lightweight slaughter
lambs $8-10 lower, stocker and feeder goats $10-15 lower, slaughter
goats $20-25 lower. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3217 head.
Light Goldthwaite Lamb Prices Lower
Lightweight slaughter lambs were $10-15 lower, stocker and feeder
goats $10-12 lower, slaughter goats $15-20 lower. Sheep and goats
receipts totaled 2422 head.
Graham Feeder Steer Prices Decline $2-5
Feeder steers were $2-5 lower,
heifers $2-4 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $1-3 lower, replacement
cows and cow-calf pairs $50 lower. Receipts totaled 1141 head.
Hamilton Lambs Steady,
Steers Steady To Off
Lambs sold steady on Monday, ewes $5 lower, kid goats $5-10 lower,
nannies steady. Receipts totaled 2658 head.
Most Mason, San Saba Feeder Cattle Lower
Feeder steers and heifers sold $2
lower in San Saba and Mason, stocker steers $3-$5 lower, stocker
heifers $2-$3 lower, slaughter cows $1 lower, slaughter bulls even.
Receipts totaled 5962 head at the two sales.
Junction Market Sells 2014 Sheep And Goats
Lambs $2-5 lower, Dorper cross lambs
$5-10 lower, ewes and bucks steady, kids $2-8 lower, nannies steady
to $2 lower, billies steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaling 2014
Lampasas Feeder Steer Prices Steady To
Feeder steers under 400 pounds were steady, over 400 pounds $3-5
lower, heifers $2-3 lower, slaughter cows $3-5 lower, slaughter
bulls $2-3 lower, replacement cows slightly higher, cow-calf pairs
steady. Receipts totaled 949 head.
Mohair LDP UP Wool Declines
WASHINGTON — As of Wednesday the LDP for mohair jumped substantially
to $1.11. The ungraded wool LDP dropped to 17 cents.
Most Lockhart Steer, Heifer Prices Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-5 lower, slaughter cows $2-4
lower, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 874 head.
Red Meat Production 5.5% Above Year Ago
Total red meat production under
federal inspection last week was estimated at 937.8 million pounds,
two percent lower than the previous week and .3 percent above last
year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 5.5
percent higher than last year.
Milano Feeder Steers,
Heifers $2-4 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-4 lower, instances $5 lower,
slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1314 head.
Nation’s Feeder Cattle Prices
Weak To $3 Lower, Calves Lower
Yearling feeder cattle sold weak to
$3 lower across the country last week, calves $2-6 lower.
Pleasanton Sells 700
Head Of Cattle
No market trends available due to reporter’s absence the previous
week. Receipts totaled 700 head.
Trevor Brazile Maintains Lead
In PRCA All-Around Competition
Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, leads the PRCA all-around rodeo
competition with $101,840 in season earnings to date. He is followed
by Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., with $80,599; Steven Dent, Mullen,
Neb., $71,727; Curtis Cassidy, Donalda, Alberta, Canada, $60,473;
and Cash Myers, Athens, Texas, $46,231.
Steer And Heifer Prices
In Angelo Special Sale Monday
Steers and heifers were $2-5 lower here Monday in the season’s
second special feeder cattle sale at Producers Livestock Auction.
The greatest decline was on light calves.
Rivers Feeder Steers $3-6 Lower
Feeder steers $3-6 lower, instances
$9 lower, feeder heifers under 500 pounds $2-5 lower, over 500
pounds $1-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts
totaled 1369 head.
Feeder Cattle Steady To $3 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers steady to
$3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $1 higher. Receipts
totaled 2387 head.
U.S. Wool Trade Slow Last Week,
Australian Market Trend Higher
Domestic wool trading on a clean
basis was slow last week with 671,500 pounds of confirmed sales
under moderate to good demand. New prices include sales from a wool
pool. One wool pool included length and strength testing.
June 21 — Boer Goat Sale, Hamilton Commission Company,
June 30-July 5 — No Sales, Producers Livestock Auction,
— Special Stocker and Feeder
Jordan Cattle Auction,
July 7-12 —National Rambouillet Association’s Show and
Sale, Evanston, Wyoming.
— Special Stocker and Feeder
Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction,
— Premium Weaned Calf
Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction,
— Bobby Edmond’s Special Summer Riding Horse Sale, Amarillo
Livestock Auction, Amarillo, Texas.
— Stocker and Feeder Calf
Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo,