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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 the market.

Plains Fed Cattle Trade Reverts
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.

RANGE SALES

Focus on Survival First; Then
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.

Proper Land Management Termed
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 Impact
Of Distiller’s Grain In Feedlots

"Why do we flake grain?" asks Matt May of Kansas State University.

Fly Control Not Simple Matter,
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 them.

NCBA Leader Remains Confident
Despite Challenges To Industry

Many issues are facing the cattle industry, but National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Andy Groseta remains optimistic.

Cattle Organization Reps Say
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 management plans.

Domestic Politics At The Heart
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 head.

Angelo Feeder Lambs, Feeder Cattle Lower
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 All Lower
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 Lower
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 Steady
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 Steady
Steers and heifers sold $3-4 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $1-2 lower. Receipts totaled 1147 head.

Fredericksburg Lambs 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 head.

Lampasas Feeder Steer Prices Steady To Off
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 Lower
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.

Three 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.

Tulia 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.

Hindsights

Coming Up...

June 21 — Boer Goat Sale, Hamilton Commission Company, Hamilton, Texas.

June 30-July 5 — No Sales, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.

July 7 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas.

July 7-12 —National Rambouillet Association’s Show and Sale, Evanston, Wyoming.

July 10 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.

July 10 — Premium Weaned Calf Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.

July 12 —  Bobby Edmond’s Special Summer Riding Horse Sale, Amarillo Livestock Auction, Amarillo, Texas.

July 14 — Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.



 

 

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