Plains Feedlots Mostly
After Brief Flirtation With $98
Plains fed cattle trade marked six weeks at $99 last week, and bids
and asking prices were on the same track again this week. A thousand
head sold in the Panhandle area at $98 prior to presstime, but other
feeders sat tight.
Light Lambs Fare
Better This Week
Light feeder lambs found stability this week with most markets
reporting steady to higher bids. Heavier feeders found weaker
markets, as did slaughter lambs and ewes.
Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Softer In Most Recent Sales
Slaughter meat goat prices were mostly softer again in most recent
trading. Junction and Fredericksburg were steady, New Holland,
Pennsylvania steady to weak, San Angelo weak to $5 lower, Hamilton
$5 lower, and Goldthwaite $10-12 lower.
Update On Groundwater Issues
Kip Averitt, chairman of the Texas Senate Natural
Committee, and Robert Puente, former chairman of the House Natural
Committee and now the interim president and CEO of San Antonio Water
Systems, offered their thoughts on the upcoming legislative session
with respect to water at the recent Texas Water Law Conference
sponsored by CLE International.
Amarillo, Pork Operation Reach
Dual But Compatible Water Deals
The other shoe has dropped.
Deer Antler Abnormalities May
Produce Some Strange Sightings
Anyone who happens to spot a buck deer
nursing a fawn most likely will not be believed when the story is
told at the coffee shop, but there may be a simple explanation.
When Deer And Game Were Gone
My name is Bob Green, and I have spent practically my whole life out
in the mesquites on a ranch located in northeast
County and northwest Stephens County. My grandfather operated there
in the 1870s, running herds of horses when it was still open range,
and my father settled there for good as a young man in the 1880s, so
my family has been here on the land for a long time.
No-Cost TDA Energy Audit Program
Available To Texas Ag Producers
The Office of the Comptroller of Public
Texas has funded and is offering an energy use audit program to
agricultural producers and agri-business operations at no cost to
Korea Tightening Origin
Labeling Enforcement At Eateries
South Korea's Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
said it will inspect all restaurants, including small ones measuring
33 to 100 square meters (108-328 square feet), for their country of
origin labeling of beef beginning October 1.
Fatigue, Worry Plague
Relief In Ike-Affected Counties
three weeks after Hurricane Ike struck the upper Gulf Coast of
Texas, shock is being replaced by worry, fatigue and nagging
questions among ranchers in Chambers and Jefferson counties. Massive
efforts are ongoing to find and care for surviving domestic
livestock, dig out from under debris and fallen trees, and rebuild
homes and ranching businesses.
Amarillo Steer, Heifer Prices Trend Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-6 lower, slaughter cows and bulls
$2-4 lower on a light test. Receipts totaled 741 head.
Angelo Feeder Lambs Steady To $2 Higher
Light slaughter lambs were weak to $5 lower, slaughter ewes weak,
feeder lambs steady to $2 higher, kid goats weak to $5 lower,
nannies steady. Sheep and goat receipts were 10,264 head.
Athens Feeder Cattle Trend
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-5 lower, slaughter cows $3-5
lower, slaughter bulls $5-8 lower on light test. Receipts totaled
Beeville Feeder Steer
Prices Lower By $2-5
Feeder steers were $2-5 lower, heifers $2-4 lower, slaughter cows
$4-8 lower, slaughter bulls $9 lower. Receipts totaled 1003 head.
Boxed Beef Cutout Price Trends Mixed
The national comprehensive boxed beef report for last week showed
prices down one cent from the previous week at $157.33. A year ago
the cutout value was $144.35.
Light Buffalo Steer Prices
Feeder steers 300-400 pounds were steady, 400-700 pounds $3-4 lower,
heifers 300-400 pounds mostly steady, 400-700 pounds $2-5 lower,
slaughter cows and bulls $5 lower. Receipts totaled 2082 head.
Light Clifton Feeder Cattle
Feeder steers and heifers 300-450 pounds were steady, 450-700 pounds
$1-3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $3 lower. Receipts totaled 1449
Coleman Feeder Steers
Lower, Heifers Mixed
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $2-4 lower, over 500 pounds $3
lower, heifers under 500 pounds steady to $2 higher, over 500 pounds
$1-2 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $1-3 lower, replacement cows
and cow-calf pairs steady to firm. Receipts totaled 2250 head.
Crockett Feeder Cattle
Traded $5-10 Lower
No. 1 feeder steers and heifers were $5-7 lower, No. 2-3 $9-10
lower, slaughter cows and bulls $3-4 lower. Receipts totaled 2326
Dalhart Heavy Steer, Heifer
Feeder steers under 600 pounds and heifers under 500 pounds were
$3-5 lower, steers over 600 pounds and heifers over 500 pounds firm,
slaughter cows and bulls $3-5 lower, instances $7 lower. Receipts
totaled 2603 head.
Emory Feeder Steers, Heifers
Feeder steers and heifers were $5-10 lower, slaughter cows $3-4
lower, slaughter bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 933 head.
Steer Prices Lower
Steers over 560 pounds were $2-3 lower, heifers under 560 pounds
steady, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 2443
Fredericksburg Light Packer Lambs Lower
Stock and feeder lambs were $3-5 lower, lightweight slaughter lambs
$8-10 lower, stock and feeder goats $3-5 lower on a light test,
slaughter goats steady. Receipts totaled 2422 head.
Packer Lambs Steady
Lightweight slaughter lambs were $10-15 lower, heavyweights steady,
slaughter goats $10-12 lower. Receipts totaled 2158 head.
Hamilton Lambs Sell Steady, Steers Lower
Lambs sold steady on Monday, wool lambs $20 higher, ewes steady, kid
goats $5 lower, nannies steady. Receipts totaled 1632 head.
Trend Declines $7-9
Feeder steers were $7-9 lower, heifers $5-7 lower,
slaughter cows $4-6 lower, slaughter bulls $6-8 lower on a light
test. Receipts totaled 1009 head.
Mason, San Saba Light
Stocker Cattle Higher
stocker steers were $2 higher in San Saba and Mason, stocker heifers
steady to $1 higher, feeder steers $3-4 lower, feeder heifers $3
lower, packer cows $5 lower, and packer bulls $3-4 lower. Receipts
totaled 2624 head at the two sales.
San Saba Special Offers
Young cows, middle to long bred, sold for $990-1340 in a special
replacement female sale at Jordan Cattle Auction, short bred cows,
solidmouth cows, and those not carrying as much flesh $800-1000,
big, long bred heifers $950-1170, shorter bred and lighter heifers
$800-975, open heifers mostly $650-800 with one set of registered
Brahmans $1460, better cow-calf pairs $1100-1470, less fleshy or
solidmouth $950-1100. Receipts totaled 2487 head.
Junction Market Sells 1367 Sheep And
Kid goats sold steady, other sheep and goat classes mostly steady to
$2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1367 head.
Lampasas Feeder Steer,
Heifer Prices Softer
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were $2-3 lower, over 500 pounds $3-5
lower, heifers $3-4 lower, slaughter cows steady to weak, slaughter
bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 1320 head.
Mohair And Wool LDPs Unchanged
WASHINGTON — As of Wednesday the LDP for mohair remained at $1.31.
The ungraded wool
was also unchanged at 17 cents.
Lockhart Light Feeder
Cattle Remain Steady
Feeder steers and heifers 300-400 pounds were steady, over 400
pounds $3-5 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $4-6 lower. Receipts
totaled 1033 head.
Red Meat Production 1% Above A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal
inspection last week was estimated at 978.7 million pounds, 2.2
percent less than the previous week and one percent more than last
year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 4.3
percent higher than last year.
Milano Feeder Cattle
Prices $5-8 Lower
Feeder steers and heifers were $5-8 lower on
an offerings not as attractive as the previous week, slaughter cows
$2-3 lower, slaughter bulls $3-5 lower. Receipts totaled 1078 head.
Nation’s Feeder Cattle
Continue Downtrend Last Week
Yearling feeder cattle sold $1-3 lower across the country last week,
steer and heifer calves $2-5 lower.
Navasota Feeder Steer
Price Trend Off $4-6
Feeder steers were $4-6 lower, heifers $3-5 lower, slaughter cows
$8-10 lower, slaughter bulls unevenly steady. Receipts totaled 2341
PRCA Regular Season Nears End;
Brazile Closer To Another Wrap
The closer it gets to the end of the regular pro-rodeo season the
more it looks like Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, will once again
take home PRCA’s all-around award. Brazile’s total earnings to date
are $215,968. He is followed by Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo., $146,574;
Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., $133,623; Curtis Cassidy, Donalda,
Alberta, $118,463; Cash Myers, Athens, Tex., $116,781.
Three Rivers Feeder Cattle
Feeder steers were $8-12 lower, heifers $5-10 lower, slaughter cows
$3-6 lower, slaughter bulls $6 lower. Receipts totaled 2359 head.
Tulia Feeder Cattle Price Trend Declines
Feeder steers and heifers were $3-6
lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 lower. Receipts totaled 3747
U.S. Wool Trade Slow, Aussie Market Lower
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis
was at a standstill last week, with no confirmed sales under light
to moderate demand.
— Special Bull Offering by Barber/Moler
Herefords, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.
— Rocking V Cattle Co.’s Brahman
Cross Replacement Cow Sale, Mid State Stockyards, Letohatchee,
— Riverby Land & Cattle Co. Fall
Replacement Female Sale, at the ranch, Riverby, Texas.
— Schmidt Hereford Ranch’s 49th
Annual Sale, at the ranch, Mason, Texas.
— Isa Cattle Company’s Annual Bull
Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.
— 2 Bar Angus and Goode Angus 2nd
Annual PDF Sale, Video Sale.
— Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale,
Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.
— Special Stocker Feeder Sale, Texas
Cattle Exchange, Eastland, Texas.
— Select Replacement Female Sale,
Western Livestock Auction, Midland, Texas.
— Feeder Calf/Yearling Special,
Hamilton Commission Company, Hamilton, Texas.
— R. A. Brown Ranch’s 34th
Annual Bull, Female and Quarter Horse Sale, Throckmorton, Texas.
— Special Stocker and Feeder Sale,
Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.
— Preston Farms Fall Classic Cow Herd
Reduction and Guest Consignor Sale, Nixon Livestock Commission,
— North Camp Ranch Inc./ Ogle Ranch’s
Fall Replacement Sale, Scott Ranch, Bowie, Texas.
— Big Horn Sale, Hamilton Commission
Company, Hamilton, Texas.
— Ash Angus LLC’s First Annual Bull
Sale, Coleman Livestock Auction Commission Company, Coleman, Texas.
— Select Replacement Female Sale,
Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.
— 18th Wehrmann-Donnell
Bull Sale, Abilene Livestock Auction, Abilene, Texas.
October 28 — New Industry Sale, Tuesday, October 28, 12:30
p.m., Pied Piper Farms, Hamlin, Texas.