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Plains Feedlots Asking $84-85
After Brief Flirtation With $81

Plains feedlots were holding for $84-85 Wednesday afternoon despite a 700-head sale earlier in the day at $81. Packers had initially bid $79 before adding the two dollars, and the rest of the would-be sellers evidently took the increase as a sign of leverage.

Slaughter Meat Goat Prices
Mostly Lower In Recent Sales

Slaughter meat goat prices were generally lower in most recent sales. Goldthwaite was steady and San Angelo weak, but Fredericksburg was $5-7 lower, Hamilton “sharply” lower, and New Holland, Pennsylvania $2-4 lower per head.

Lambs Steady Some
Places, Mostly Lower

Lamb prices this week were mixed between steady and lower, but across the country none were called higher.

RANGE SALES

Billy Jones Made Certain His
Calling Was To Be A Rancher

William L. “Billy” Jones is absolutely sure about one thing - he was meant to be a rancher. It was his calling, so to speak.

Tried And True Method Is Still
Effective For Wildlife Services

Texas Wildlife Services uses many advanced techniques in their predator control work, but one of their most effective tools is still a plain old hunting dog.

The Nays Have It At New Mexico Listening Session On Animal ID
"If I have a tag in my cow's ear," said Alisa Ogden, president of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, "that does not make my cow healthy."

USDA RMA Suspends LRP Lamb Program
USDA’s Risk Management Agency issued a statement last week stating that effective June 12, sales of LRP Lamb under the Lamb Specific Coverage Endorsement have been suspended indefinitely.

Many Parts Of Texas See Continued Drouth
With little or no rain and temperatures soaring to the high 90s or topping 100, large parts of the state continue to suffer drouth-like conditions, report Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel.

Oklahoma Man Arrested For Theft Of Cattle
An Oklahoma man has been arrested for theft of 65 head of cattle by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Ranger John Cummings and Lt. Jack Woodall of the Craig County Sheriff's Office.

Colorado Cattlemen Select New Officers
Tim Canterbury, Howard, became the 2009-2010 president of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association here June 17 during the association’s annual convention. Canterbury was born in Canon City, Colorado, and grew up on the family ranch in Howard.

Abilene Auction Sells 922 Head Of Cattle
No price comparison was available on cattle receipts of 922 head.

Heavy Amarillo Feeder Cattle Prices Higher
Feeder steers and heifers over 600 pounds were $1-3 higher on an extremely light test, not enough feeders under 600 pounds to establish an accurate trend but a higher undertone noted, slaughter cows and bulls $1-3 higher. Receipts totaled 838 head.

Angelo Feeder Lamb Prices Decline $5-8
Light slaughter lambs were $5-10 lower, feeder lambs $5-8 lower, slaughter ewes firm to $2 higher, kid goats weak, nannies firm to $3 higher. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 10,000 head.

Athens Feeder Steer Trend Declines $1-3
Feeder steers were $2-3 lower, heifers $1-3 lower, slaughter cows $3-5 higher, slaughter bulls steady to $2 higher. Receipts totaled 1508 head.

Beeville Sells 657 Head Of Cattle
No price trends were called after a poor test the previous week. Cattle receipts totaled 657 head.

Boxed Beef Cutout Prices Trend Higher
The national comprehensive boxed beef cutout report for last week showed prices up 41 cents from the previous week at $137.72. A year ago the cutout value was $156.27.

Buffalo Cattle Sale Receipts 1463 Head
No price comparison was available on cattle receipts of 1463 head.

Light Clifton Feeder Steers $2 Higher
Feeder steers weighing 300-400 pounds were $2 higher, over 400 pounds steady, heifers $3-5 higher, slaughter cows steady, slaughter bulls steady on limited offerings. Receipts totaled 834 head.

Crockett Feeder Cattle Called Unevenly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were unevenly steady, slaughter cows and bulls $3-4 higher. Receipts totaled 2151 head.

Dalhart Feeder Cattle Firm To $1 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were firm to $1 higher, heifers instances $2 higher, slaughter cows firm to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 844 head.

DeQuincy Meat Goat Prices Mostly Lower
All represented meat goat classes were mostly lower on receipts of 275 head.

Edinburg Feeder Cattle Prices Lower By $2-3
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 lower, slaughter cows and bulls steady. Receipts totaled 580 head.

Emory Feeder Steer Prices Increase $4-5
Feeder steers were $4-5 higher, heifers $3-4 higher, slaughter cows $3-5 higher, slaughter bulls $2-4 higher. Receipts totaled 1099 head.

Fredericksburg Feeder Lamb Trade Down $3-5
Stocker and feeder lambs were $3-5 lower, light slaughter lambs $3-5 lower, heavyweights steady, stocker and feeder goats steady, slaughter goats $5-7 lower. Receipts totaled 4464 head.

Goldthwaite Packer Lambs, Goats Steady
Slaughter lambs and goats were steady on receipts of 2272 head.

Heavy Graham Steer Prices $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers under 500 pounds were steady to firm, over 500 pounds $2-3 higher, heifers under 500 pounds $2-3 lower, over 500 pounds steady to $1 lower, slaughter cows and bulls $2-4 lower, replacement cows and cow-calf pairs steady to firm. Receipts totaled 941 head.

Hamilton Kid Goat Prices Sharply Lower
Kid goats were sharply lower Monday, nannies steady, wool lambs $10 lower, Barbado lambs $15 lower, Dorper lambs $15 lower, ewes steady. Sheep and goat receipts totaled 3748 head.

Imported Meat Total 12% Above Last Year
Imported meat for the week ending May 9 totaled 25,767 metric tons. This compares to 22,702 metric tons for the same period last year and is a 12 percent increase. The following figures represent metric tons.

Industry Feeder Cattle Prices Remain Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to instances $1-2 higher, slaughter cows $1-2 higher, slaughter bulls $3-4 higher. Receipts totaled 1471 head.

Most Mason, San Saba Stocker Steers Higher
San Saba and Mason stocker steers were $2-3 higher, instances $5-7 higher, stocker heifers $5-10 higher, feeder steers steady to $2 higher, heifers steady, packer cows $2-3 higher, packer bulls steady. Receipts totaled 3584 head for the two sales.

Most Lampasas Feeder Cattle Decline $2-3
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 lower, instances $5-6 lower, slaughter cows steady to firm, slaughter bulls $1-3 lower on limited offerings. Receipts totaled 548 head.

Lockhart Feeder Cattle Prices Remain Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were steady, slaughter cows and bulls steady to $1 higher. Receipts totaled 737 head.

Red Meat Production 1.4% Below A Year Ago
Total red meat production under federal inspection last week was estimated at 939.2 million pounds, .4 percent higher than the previous week and 1.4 percent lower than last year. Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 3.7 percent lower than last year.

Milano Steer, Heifer Prices Mostly Steady
Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, slaughter cows $3-4 higher, slaughter bulls steady. Receipts totaled 1336 head.

Nation’s Yearling Feeder Cattle
Limited, Trend Steady To Higher

Yearling feeder cattle, where available, sold steady to $2 higher across the country last week, the full advance showing late. Stocker cattle and calves traded mostly steady with slight advances in the Southeastern calf market after two weeks of rather sharp losses.

Navasota Steer Prices Steady To $1 Lower
Feeder steers were steady to $1 lower, heifers $1-2 higher, slaughter cows $2-3 higher, slaughter bulls $4-5 higher. Receipts totaled 1904 head.

Cattle On Feed Off Four Percent
Nationwide In 1000-Head Lots

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter June 1 in feedlots with a capacity of 1000 or more head totaled 10.4 million head, down four percent from the same period in 2008.

Pleasanton Feeder Steers Steady To Firm
Feeder steers were steady to firm, heifers steady, slaughter cows $1-4 higher, slaughter bulls $2 higher. Receipts totaled 796 head.

McTaggart Wins Xtreme
Bull Competition in Reno

Colin McTaggart won his first Seminole Hard Rock Xtreme Bulls Tour event after three years of trying in his adopted state of Nevada on June 18. The extremely athletic pen of bulls made the Reno competition a survival of the fittest, and McTaggart managed to hang on when needed.

Superior Video Sale Offers 43,300 Head
Feeder steers sold $2-4 lower and heifers steady to lower in Superior Livestock Auction’s regularly scheduled video sale. Summer deliveries from the Eastern region were well tested and had steers weak to $2 lower while heifers were $2-5 higher. Receipts totaled 43,300 head.

Three Rivers Feeder Cattle Steady To Off
Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $2 lower, slaughter cows firm to $3 higher, slaughter bulls firm to $4 higher. Receipts totaled 946 head.

Tulia Feeder Steers, Heifers $2-3 Higher
Feeder steers and heifers were $2-3 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2-3 higher. Receipts totaled 1963 head.

Domestic Wool Trade Moderate,
Aussie Eastern Index Increases

Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was moderate last week, with no confirmed sales and moderate to good demand. All prices are reported on a weighted average.

Hindsights

Coming Up...

June 27 — South West Texas Goat Producers and Rio Grande-Nueces RC&D Goat Field Day, at the Double S Ranch, Quemado, Texas.

June 28-30 — New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Summer Meeting, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso, New Mexico.

July 2-4— Ranch Rodeo, Clarendon, Texas. (806) 672-3576.

July 2 — New Mexico State Game Commission meeting, Herron Lake State Park Visitor Center – Gray Room, Los Ojos, NM 87551

July 3 — The offices of the Livestock Weekly will be closing at noon.

July 6 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, Mason, Texas.

July 8 — Special Calf Sale and Weaned Stocker/Feeder Sale, Gillespie Livestock Company, Fredericksburg, Texas.

July 8-10 — Utah Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention, Midway.

July 9 — Special Stocker and Feeder Sale and Premium Sale, Jordan Cattle Auction, San Saba, Texas.

July 11—57th Annual Premier Santa Gertrudis Association Summer Sale, West Auction Barn, West, Texas.

July 11-12 — Bobby Edmond Horse Sales’ Special Summer Riding Horse Sale, Amarillo Livestock Auction, Amarillo, Texas.

July 13 Stocker and Feeder Calf Sale, Producers Livestock Auction, San Angelo, Texas.

July 14-18 — NCBA Summer Conference, Denver.

July 16-18 — The American Association of Meat Processors Annual Convention, Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.

July 17-18 — 2009 Caprock Ranchers’ Horse Sale & Futurity, Clarendon College, Clarendon, Texas.



 

 

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